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    Usher's Wife Loses Custody Bid

    LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 22:  R&B Artist and Actor Usher Raymond arrives with girlfriend Tameka Foster at the 15th annual Trumpet Awards at the Bellagio January 22, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The awards show is a celebration of African-American achievement where Usher was on hand to present the Usher Raymond Altruism Award to actor Hill Harper.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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    After Usher's 5-year-old son nearly drowned in a pool on Monday, his ex-wife, Tameka Foster Raymond, filed an emergency request for primary custody. On Friday, a judge dismissed her request, keeping with the current custody order in which the R&B singer has primary care. Raymond claimed her ex-husband is an inattentive father and the children are looked after by incompetent caregivers, but Usher's lawyer argued he is a great dad and the pool accident could have occured under anyone's watch. Despite the drama, Usher gave his ex-wife a hug after the judge's ruling.

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