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Jussie Smollett, Former 'Empire' Actor, Has Been Indicted Again In Illinois

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| The ongoing Smollett drama, centering around an alleged faked hate crime against the actor, has opened a fresh chapter. A special prosecutor in Cook County has announced a six-count indictment.

Malcolm X Doc Prompts 'Reexamination' Of Iconic Leader's Assassination Investigation


New information revealed in a TV series raises so many questions about two of the men convicted of the murder, that the Manhattan district attorney's office is taking another look at the evidence.

Judge Hands Down Harshest Penalty Yet From College Admissions Scandal


Prosecutors told the court that they considered Douglas Hodge, the ex-CEO of PIMCO, among the "most culpable" of the parents charged. He has been sentenced to nine months in prison.

U.S. Charges Suspect In El Paso Walmart Shootings With Hate Crimes


Shortly after the attack last August, Patrick Wood Crusius allegedly told police he had driven to the store intending to kill "Mexicans."

Bernie Madoff Seeks Early Release Because He Has 'Less Than 18 Months' To Live


A lawyer says Madoff, who is serving a 150-year sentence, suffers from terminal kidney failure. The Federal Bureau of Prisons denied a similar request for release last year.

DOJ To Investigate Mississippi Prisons After Spate Of Inmate Deaths


The Justice Department's civil rights division will examine conditions at four state prisons, including the oldest, Parchman, where a prison riot broke out on Dec. 29.

Canadian Court Clears The Way For Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion


The court said the government has adequately consulted with indigenous groups about the pipeline expansion. First Nations have said that they remain concerned about the project's environmental impact.

Acclaimed Harvard Scientist Is Arrested, Accused Of Lying About Ties To China


An FBI agent says China's deal with Charles Lieber, the chair of Harvard University's chemistry department, paid him up to $50,000 monthly, along with another $150,000 per year.

Pharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison In Opioid Trial


His sentencing is the culmination of a months-long criminal trial that resulted in the first successful prosecution of pharmaceutical executives tied to the opioid epidemic.