Usher's son released from hospital after accident

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ATLANTA (AP) - The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher has been released from the hospital after nearly drowning in an Atlanta pool.

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A lawyer for the boy's mother said Tuesday that 5-year-old Usher Raymond V was released from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite on Sunday. Lawyer Angela Kinley said Tameka Foster Raymond saw her son at school Monday when he attended orientation for the new year.

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Police say the boy fell to the bottom of a pool behind the singer's downtown home Aug. 5 and became stuck in the drain.

A housekeeper tried unsuccessfully to free him. A contractor doing work at the home pulled him from the pool and performed CPR.

On Friday, a judge dismissed an emergency request by Usher's ex-wife seeking temporary custody of their two children.

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