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Jussie Smollett, who denied staging a hoax attack, heads back to the stand to face cross examination
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Jussie Smollett, who denied staging a hoax attack, heads back to the stand to face cross examination

Jussie Smollett will resume testifying in his defense Tuesday after taking the stand a day earlier to rebut allegations that he staged a fake hate crime in 2019 and lied to Chicago police about it. The former “Empire” actor, who is Black and gay, testified for more than five hours Monday, denying he orchestrated the…MORE

Parents knowingly sent their child to school after they tested positive for Covid-19. 75 classmates were forced to quarantine

Parents knowingly sent their child to school after they tested positive for Covid-19. 75 classmates were forced to quarantine

One family’s decision to send their child to school after testing positive for Covid-19 resulted in dozens of canceled Thanksgiving plans for other classmates, according to a California school district. Parents of one elementary student knew their child tested positive for the virus but continued to send them to school for seven days, Dr. Brett…MORE

Ghislaine Maxwell said Jeffrey Epstein needed to have sex three times a day, woman testifies

Ghislaine Maxwell said Jeffrey Epstein needed to have sex three times a day, woman testifies

A woman who has accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse testified Monday that Ghislaine Maxwell set up their meetings and spoke often about sexual topics — including Epstein’s carnal needs. “She said that he needed to have sex about three times a day,” the woman told the court. The woman, testifying under the pseudonym “Kate,”…MORE

This social justice buzzword is Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year
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This social justice buzzword is Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year

Dictionary.com has chosen a term new to its online reference service for its Word of the Year — a word that, it says, “acts as a powerful prism through which to view the defining events and experiences of 2021.” “Allyship” is Dictionary.com’s 2021 Word of the Year, the online dictionary announced Monday. It’s the first…MORE

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, whose tenure included George Floyd’s murder, will retire in January
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Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, whose tenure included George Floyd’s murder, will retire in January

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, whose tenure will be remembered for his handling of the George Floyd murder investigation, announced Monday that he will retire in mid-January. “After much personal reflection and thoughtful discussions with my family and Mayor Frey, I have made the decision that I will not be accepting a new term as…MORE

Jussie Smollett denies staging attack, testifies he had a sexual relationship with prosecution witness
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Jussie Smollett denies staging attack, testifies he had a sexual relationship with prosecution witness

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett took the stand in his criminal trial Monday in a high-stakes attempt to rebut charges that he staged a fake hate crime and lied to Chicago Police about it in January 2019. Last week, brothers “Bola” and “Ola” Osundairo testified that Smollett, who is Black and gay, directed and paid…MORE

5 things to know for December 6: School shooting, pandemic, Congress, China, Russia

5 things to know for December 6: School shooting, pandemic, Congress, China, Russia

The Biden administration is expected to announce a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics this week. The move would send a strong message to China while still allowing American athletes to compete. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things…MORE

Michigan authorities execute search warrant at the home of the man accused of helping the alleged school gunman’s parents
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Michigan authorities execute search warrant at the home of the man accused of helping the alleged school gunman’s parents

Authorities executed a search warrant Monday at the home of the man who helped Ethan Crumbley’s parents before they were arrested, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael G. McCabe told CNN. Andrzej Sikora, 65, is being cooperative, McCabe said. Sikora has not been charged with a crime. Crumbley’s parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, were due to attend…MORE