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Pharrell wants federal investigation into fatal police shooting of his cousinPharrell Williams called for federal authorities to investigate the death of his cousin, Donovon Lynch, who was fatally shot by police in Virginia Beach on March 27. Williams, 48, spoke at Lynch’s funeral Monday. “I had to speak at my cousin’s funeral, and was choked up with emotions. Too many unanswered city and state questions,” he wrote in a social media post. “Respectfully, I am calling for a federal investigation. I also humbly ask that you all keep the family in prayer.” Police fatally shot Lynch, a 25-year-old …

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