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Jussie Smollett’s trial has started. This is how we got here
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Jussie Smollett’s trial has started. This is how we got here

Jury selection started Monday in the trial of former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett, who is accused of making false reports to authorities that he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in 2019. Smollett, 39, was indicted on six counts last year by a Cook County, Illinois, grand jury, but the actor has…MORE

Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? Socialite and ex-girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein goes on trial
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Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? Socialite and ex-girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein goes on trial

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has gained global notoriety as the former girlfriend and social companion of the convicted pedophile and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Now, after more than a year in federal custody, she faces trial on sex trafficking charges in New York. The 59-year-old has pleaded not guilty to all counts. Maxwell is charged…MORE

Trial of Jussie Smollett, accused of lying to police about an alleged hate crime, opened Monday with jury selection
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Trial of Jussie Smollett, accused of lying to police about an alleged hate crime, opened Monday with jury selection

The long road in the Jussie Smollett case finally reached trial Monday in Chicago, more than two years after police first alleged the actor lied about being the victim of a hate crime and wrongfully diverted weeks of investigative manpower. The former “Empire” actor, who is Black and gay, has repeatedly denied staging an attack…MORE

Beverly Hills police say they’re investigating anti-Semitic flyers distributed one night before the beginning of Hanukkah
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Beverly Hills police say they’re investigating anti-Semitic flyers distributed one night before the beginning of Hanukkah

Police in Beverly Hills, California, have launched an investigation after residents received anti-Jewish hate speech flyers ahead of the first night of Hanukkah, the department said Sunday. The flyers were likely distributed overnight in what police are calling a “hate incident,” according to a statement from the Beverly Hills Police Department. Police said they received…MORE

Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial begins Monday. Prosecutors allege she created a network of underage victims for Jeffrey Epstein
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Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial begins Monday. Prosecutors allege she created a network of underage victims for Jeffrey Epstein

The public will get a glimpse into the life of the late Jeffrey Epstein as the sex-trafficking trial of his longtime companion Ghislaine Maxwell gets underway. A group of 12 jurors and six alternates was empaneled Monday in a federal courtroom in Manhattan, and opening statements are set to begin in the afternoon. Federal prosecutors…MORE

A University of Nevada Las Vegas student dies days after participating in fraternity charity boxing match
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A University of Nevada Las Vegas student dies days after participating in fraternity charity boxing match

A University of Nevada Las Vegas student died just days after participating in a fraternity’s charity boxing match where he collapsed soon after the fight, according to statements from the university and his family’s attorney. In what the school described as “a tragic incident,” Nathan Tyler Valencia, 20, died Tuesday, four days after participating in…MORE

Tony Bennett, 95, leaves his heart onstage in a moving final concert with Lady Gaga
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Tony Bennett, 95, leaves his heart onstage in a moving final concert with Lady Gaga

Tony Bennett won over generations of fans crooning “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” And on his 95th birthday, the beloved singer left his heart on the stage of Radio City Music Hall. Six months after Bennett and his family revealed he is suffering from Alzheimer’s, Bennett sang alongside Lady Gaga before sold-out crowds…MORE

When a worker shortage closed her favorite restaurant’s dining room, a retiree grabbed an apron to help
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When a worker shortage closed her favorite restaurant’s dining room, a retiree grabbed an apron to help

When the dining room of an Ohio great-grandmother’s favorite restaurant closed because of staffing shortages, she grabbed an apron without hesitation. “I was here opening day and have been a regular,” Bonnie August, 81, told CNN, at the Culver’s restaurant in Findlay. “I have my favorites as far as custard, I think we all do.…MORE

A man was killed by a stray bullet while eating Thanksgiving dinner with family, authorities say

A man was killed by a stray bullet while eating Thanksgiving dinner with family, authorities say

A stray bullet struck and killed a 25-year-old man who was eating Thanksgiving dinner with his family in Norristown, Pennsylvania, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. Edilberto Miguel Palaez Moctezuma was sitting at the table eating Thanksgiving dinner with family in a home on Arch Street when a single bullet…MORE

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