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Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail in fake attack

A judge sentenced Jussie Smollett to 150 days in jail Thursday, branding the Black and gay actor a charlatan for staging a hate crime against himself while the nation struggled with wrenching issues of racial injustice. Smollett responded by defiantly maintaining his innocence and suggesting he could be killed in jail before being led from

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Black Man Kills White Man, Part II

A black man shoots a white man in the head and claims self-defense. Part Two covers the defense witnesses, including the shooter himself, closing arguments, and verdict. In a road-rage incident on September 22, 2020 in Milwaukee, a black bicyclist named Theodore Edgecomb shot and killed an unarmed white man named Jason Cleereman. Mr. Edgecomb was

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R&B superstar R. Kelly convicted in sex trafficking trial

R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children. A jury of seven men and five women found Kelly, 54, guilty of all nine counts, including

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