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Los Angeles (AFP) - "Happy Birthday to You," one of the world's most recognizable songs, looks finally set to be free for everyone to sing. In a settlement submitted to a federal court in Los Angeles on Monday, the publishing house agreed to pay $14 million and end its efforts to collect royalties for the song. "By declaring the song to be in the public domain, the settlement will end more than 80 years of uncertainty regarding the disputed copyright," the settlement submitted by plaintiffs to the court said.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi government forces have regained full control of Ramadi after pushing Islamic State group fighters out of the city's outskirts, according to Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-led coalition. The announcement, more than a month after Ramadi was first declared liberated in December, underscores the slow nature of Iraqi ground operations despite heavy backing from U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.