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New Election Ordered in North Carolina Race at Center of Fraud InquiryThe unanimous ruling by the state Board of Elections was a startling turn in a case that underscored the risks of absentee ballot fraud.Jussie Smollett Rehearsed His Own Assault, Prosecutors SayThe Chicago police said Thursday that the “Empire” actor, upset over his salary, staged a fake assault with the help of two brothers.After Arrest, Jussie Smollett Returns to Work on ‘Empire’Fox must decide what to do about Mr. Smollett’s character on the show, which is filming its fifth season and has not yet been renewed for a sixth.China Uses DNA to Track Its People, With the Help of American ExpertiseThe Chinese authorities turned to a Massachusetts company and a prominent Yale researcher as they built an enormous system of surveillance and control.Peace Treaty, and Peace Prize, for North Korea Appear to Tempt TrumpAs President Trump meets again with Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, his role as a peacemaker is clearly weighing heavily on his mind.White House Says 200 Troops Will Stay in Syria, Retreating From a Full WithdrawalThe move was a concession to allies and Pentagon officials who have argued that a complete American withdrawal risks returning key areas in Syria to the Islamic State.Trump Administration, Getting Set for a Major Rollback, Ends Clean Air Talks With CaliforniaThe administration said it had decided to scrap negotiations over the president’s plan to undo Obama-era fuel efficiency standards.A Star’s Shoe Breaks, Putting College Basketball Under a MicroscopeWhen Duke’s Zion Williamson injured a knee after one of his Nike sneakers split open, it raised questions about amateurism and shoe companies’ influence in the sport.
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Federal Prosecutors Broke Law With Plea Deal In Jeffrey Epstein Case, Judge SaysThe federal prosecutors include U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, who was the U.S. attorney in Miami at the time.Jussie Smollett’s Legal Team Says Police Trampled On ‘Presumption Of Innocence’The "Empire" actor is accused of staging what he said was a racist, homophobic attack.Searing Testimony Heard At Vatican Sex Abuse SummitPope Francis called the summit after he himself botched a well-known sex abuse cover-up case in Chile last year.Federal Judge Extends Gag Order To Roger Stone Over Instagram PostThe former Trump confidant is accused of lying, obstruction and witness tampering in the Robert Mueller investigation.IRS Analyst Charged With Leaking Michael Cohen’s Bank RecordsThe illegal disclosure revealed the Trump lawyer was accepting some questionable payments.McCabe Said He Was ‘Very Clear’ With Congress That FBI Was Investigating Trump“I am confident that everyone in the room knew exactly what we were doing," McCabe said.Florida Deputy Resigns After Video Shows Him Striking Handcuffed TeenLee County Sheriff's Deputy Blake Grossi resigned after the video of his alleged strike went viral.
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Inside South Korea's 'nut rage' familyForced to kneel and assaulted for forgetting to buy ginger. Kicked and spat on for being late. Drenched with water for driving too slowly. Struck on the forehead with a mop handle for seemingly no reason.World's largest bee spotted for the first time since 1981The Wallace's giant bee is as big as a human thumb.Catholic Church's problems with abuse are playing out in India amid summitAs more than 200 leaders from the Roman Catholic Church meet in Rome for an unprecedented summit to address clergy sexual abuse, a crisis is being renewed in India.Bowser is taking over Nintendo ... for realNintendo has appointed Doug Bowser as the next head of its American operations — and the joke hasn't been lost on anyone.Supply of food under threat due to biodiversity loss across the globe: UNA drop in global biodiversity is putting our ability to produce food at risk, a new United Nations report warns.
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Man threw old toilet through window of school board building, authorities sayA 36-year-old man was arrested and charged with criminal damage this week after allegedly throwing an old toilet through a window of a school board building.Conservative activist assaulted at UC-Berkeley campus: I feared for safetyConservative activist Hayden Williams appeared on “Hannity” Thursday night where he addressed the violent attack he experienced Tuesday on the campus of the University of California-Berkeley.Worry about US-SKorea alliance grows before Trump-Kim summitAs President Donald Trump seeks a nuclear deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Vietnam, some in Seoul are wondering if the fate of Washington's decades-long military alliance with South Korea could be at stake.Conservative activist tells 'Hannity' about alleged assault on UC Berkeley campusConservative activist Hayden Williams appeared on “Hannity” Thursday night where he addressed the violent attack he experienced Tuesday on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley.Texas robber duct-tapes store clerk, sets bound customer on fire: policeAuthorities in Texas on Thursday said they arrested a suspect who was wanted for a violent robbery earlier that included duct-taping a convenience store clerk and customer and then pouring lighter fluid on the customer and setting the bound person on fire.Man accused of having 3 wives in 3 states awaits extraditionMaine prosecutors say New Hampshire will have first dibs on a man who is accused of being married to three women in different states.Ohio girl dies one day after strep throat, flu diagnosesAn Ohio girl died this week, just one day after being diagnosed with strep throat and the flu, the girl’s mother said.Latest: Authorities release photo of suspect in '73 killingThe Latest on a cold-case arrest in the killing of a girl in California (all times local): 7:20 p.m. California authorities have released a decades-old photo of a suspect in the 1973 killing of an 11-year-old girl in the hopes of jogging the memory of potential witnesses.
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New marijuana laws in 2019 could help black and Latino drug dealers go legalMarijuana legalization advocates across the country are demanding remedies to address decades of demonstrably racist policing against minorities.Judge may force Trump administration to reunite thousands more separated familiesA federal judge overseeing the reunification of nearly 3,000 separated families said the Trump administration may need to reunite more families.Mueller's Russia investigation: Trump's legal team braces for report, hasn't talked with special counsel in 'weeks'Rudy Giuliani says Trump's legal team hasn't had anymore discussion with Russia special counsel Robert Mueller for about a month.Stars speak out on Smollett, celebrate black women at pre-Oscars Essence lunchStars and honorees celebrated at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon Thursday.Jussie Smollett directed brothers to pour gas on him and yell slurs, prosecutor says“Empire actor “Jussie Smollett made his first court appearance Thursday afternoon at a bond hearing following his arrest on charges of filing a false police report and disorderly conduct.Twitter reacts to a 'Space Jam 2', starring LeBron James, release date being announcedWill it be as good as the first one?Steve King: 'I have nothing to apologize for,' plans to seek re-election despite controversiesThe Iowa congressman blames his troubles on the national media, which he says have misquoted him and "weaponized" the language.Denver pair executed robbery witness after court system mistakenly released his identityIt's a horror story that every witness in a crime case fears: Criminals find out your name and murder you because you tried to do the right thing and help police solve a crime.
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Chicago police reveal how Smollett case was crackedChicago police chief said they were suspicious of Smollett's hate crime claim but gave him the "benefit of the doubt."Democrats say Trump is keeping Congress in the dark on North KoreaCongress has yet to be briefed on Trump's first summit with Kim Jong Un last year in Singapore, the Democrats say in a letter to the president.Families separated at border are 'human beings,' judge says to Trump admin. lawyersPrior to Trump's "zero tolerance" policy, it's estimated that thousands of other migrant families were separated.Disgraced Enron chief released from federal custodyIn his role as CEO, he maintained a facade of success as the Texas energy company imploded.A look at why brothers in alleged Jussie Smollett hoax appear off the hookThe Chicago police chief said the two brothers who allegedly helped Smollett stage an attack are not suspects.U.S. to leave about 200 troops in Syria, White House saysA "small peacekeeping group" will remain in Syria "for period of time," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said, confirming an NBC News report.NBA proposes lowering draft age eligibility to 18The proposal comes a day after Duke freshman phenom Zion Williamson suffered a knee sprain that had NBA players going off on college basketball.Oakland teachers join national strike waveThe instructors stage a walkout against low salaries and poor working conditions for students and call for more nurses and counselors.
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Arrest of Senior Huawei Executive Steps Up U.S.-China ConfrontationThe arrest of a senior executive of networking-gear maker Huawei Technologies Co. intensifies the confrontation in the already divisive China-U.S. negotiations on trade, striking at Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ambitions to make the country a tech superpower.Oil Slides After OPEC Delays Decision on Level of Output CutsOPEC members on agreed to production curbs but will wait to hear from Russia before making a final decision on the exact amount the cartel would cut to address falling oil prices.North Korea Expands Long-Range Missile BaseNorth Korea is expanding military facilities thought to house long-range missiles that can hit the U.S., according to a think-tank report that revives doubts about the regime’s sincerity in disarmament negotiations.Talks to End War in Yemen Begin Under U.S. PressureYemen’s government and Houthi rebels begin U.S.-backed talks Thursday to end a nearly four-year war that has left thousands dead and pushed millions to the brink of starvation.In Tanzania, a Crackdown Sends LGBT People Into HidingA crackdown on LGBT rights in Tanzania has forced people into hiding and sparked an international backlash.Two American Military Aircraft Collide off Japanese CoastTwo Marines were rescued, and a joint Japanese-U.S. search-and-rescue operation continued for the other five Marines.Pope to Continue Muslim Outreach With U.A.E. VisitPope Francis will visit Abu Dhabi in early February, continuing the outreach to the Muslim world that has been a signature theme of his pontificate.Putin Threatens Arms Race as U.S. Prepares to Exit Nuclear TreatyRussian President Vladimir Putin raised the prospect of an arms race with the U.S. in response to Washington’s announcement that it could withdraw from a nuclear pact.
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First court appearance for alleged domestic terrorist plotting mass killingA man caught researching acts of domestic terrorism and amassing more than a dozen firearms will spend at least two weeks in federal custody.High-stakes trade talks with China underway at White HouseTop U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators met on Thursday at the White House as they faced a March 1 deadline to end a seven-month trade war.Teachers' strikes roll on as 3,000 more educators hit the picket line in CaliforniaSchools remain open for city's 37,000 students, but many many skep class.Iowa Attorney General appeals ruling declaring 'ag-gag' law unconstitutionalIowa’s Attorney General is challenging a federal judge’s ruling that declared the state’s so-called ‘ag-gag’ law as unconstitutional.Trump administration announces no deal with California on fuel efficiencyThe Trump administration announced it did not reach an agreement with California on proposed changes to fuel efficiency standards.Man who wanted to 'kill Mexicans' faces federal hate crime chargesA Utah man who allegedly attacked three men with a metal pole after shouting that he wanted to "kill Mexicans" has been charged with federal hate crimes.Chilling video shows deadly police-involved shootingNew video captured on Napa County Sheriff’s Deputy Riley Jarecki’s body camera shows the moment she almost lost her life.Rare snow dusts Vegas strip, sticks to LA-area foothillsWinter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought snow to places it rarely falls, dusting casino marquees on the Las Vegas Strip and sticking at very low elevations on the foothills around Southern California.
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Feb, 22, 2019Steve Nease.Looks are deceiving for Maple Leafs in home-ice loss to CapitalsWith questions heating up about their ability to overcome the enemy’s grit with guile and goals this spring, the Maple Leafs don’t need their scorers going cold. Yet, with the NHL trade deadline four days away, Toronto has dropped three straight for the first time this season and played three in a row with nothing […]Maple Leafs’ Johnsson deserves a longer look with MatthewsMike Babcock wouldn’t commit. Though he should have. Is the Maple Leafs coach comfortable with giving Andreas Johnsson a longer look with Auston Matthews after moving the winger to Matthews’ line on Thursday night? “I’m not promising anything because I haven’t watched any tape or nothing,” Babcock said after the Leafs lost 3-2 against the […]TRAIKOS: Every team looking for its version of Tom WilsonWhite boxing-style tape was wrapped tightly around Tom Wilson’s wrists as he picked at the reddish scabs that had formed on the knuckles of his right hand. They looked somewhat fresh, but Wilson insisted they had been there for a while. At least two or three weeks, he said. Maybe even since the start of […]SIMMONS: Maple Leafs need more from high-priced helpWhatever Kyle Dubas manages to accomplish in the next three days, this much is evident: If his high-priced and soon to be high-priced talent doesn’t start producing anywhere close to their salaries and salary demands, the Maple Leafs will be easy and early fodder in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The National Hockey League trade deadline […]WARMINGTON: Shooting rampage victims and their families returning to The Danforth to decry gun violenceYoung Quinn Fallon, 15, will speak for her older sister Reese who can’t be there. So will Noor Samiei, whose 18th birthday it was that she, Reese and two others were celebrating with ice in the Alexander the Great Parkette when shots rang out and blood started to spill. A dozen victims and families of Faisal […]TTC lost $61 million to freeloading fare evaders in 2018Fare evaders cost the cash-strapped TTC an estimated $61 million last year, the Toronto Auditor has revealed. Faulty Presto equipment — which is the responsibility of the provincial agency Metrolinx — shortchanges the system for another $3.4 million, the auditor estimates. A video released by the office of Auditor General Beverley Romeo-Beehler Thursday shows the […]Impaired woman abandoned by cabbie on Hwy. 401 paid ‘ultimate price’Candice Williams had much to celebrate — a loving fiance, good job and plenty of friends. But a night out enjoying drinks with co-workers ended in tragedy when the 34-year-old was struck and killed by a drunk driver after a cabbie abandoned her on the side of a busy Hwy. 401 in Etobicoke just over […]
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R Kelly accused of raping teen, 16, who was fed drugs and alcohol in his hotelLatresa Scaff and Rochelle Washington were 16 and 15 when they claim Kelly invited them back to his hotel room where they were offered a variety and drugs and alcohol before being assaultedShamed Jussie Smollett heads straight to Empire set and begs cast to believe himSmollett is said to have told everyone on the set: 'I swear to God, I did not do this.' The actor, scheduled to film scenes Thursday, keep cast and crew waiting for at least 30 minutes, TMZ reports.A Who's Who of Victorian Britain: Astonishing painting featuring William Gladstone on sale in LondonWilliam Powell Firth's 'The Private View at the Royal Academy, 1881' features an illustrious line up that also includes actors Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. It is up for sale at a gallery in St James's, London.Monet and Van Gogh £100m collection of masterpieces goes on sale after being hidden away for decadesThe works by Monet, Van Gogh, Renior, Matisse and Degas have not been seen in public for a generation. Now the paintings are finally on show – expected to raise more than £100million at Christie's.ISIS bride's family urge Sajid Javid to allow them to bring her baby hereShamima Begum has pleaded for mercy from MPs after being stripped of her UK citizenship - and has said she is 'willing to change', as her family prepare to go to court over her right to return home.May faces 100-MP revolt as moderate Tories pledge to delay Brexit to avoid No DealRebel Tories now sense there are enough MPs across the House of Commons to pass the Cooper Amendment - which extends Article 50 beyond the departure date of March 29.RICHARD KAY: The one Dickens story he DIDN'T want you to readCharles Dickens' books echo with a longing for a contented and stable English family life, and who gave us our notion of the perfect family Christmas.Brits 2019: Dua Lipa's hunky father steals the showHunky Dukagjin Lipa, something of a rock star in his native Kosovo, turned heads at the 02 Arena in London and even had host Jack Whitehall gushing over his 'silver fox' looks.
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