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Jussie Smollett
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February 17, 2019 - 8:39 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police and representatives for Jussie Smollett were keeping quiet about the investigation into a reported attack on the "Empire" actor a day after authorities said the case had "shifted" and that they want to interview Smollett again. Pamela Sharp, a spokeswoman for Smollett...
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February 16, 2019 - 8:37 pm
By Ryan Young, Brad Parks and Dakin Andone (CNN) -- Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN that Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollet paid two men to orchestrate an assault on him that he reported late last month. The men, who are brothers, were arrested...
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Jussie Smollett
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February 15, 2019 - 2:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. "The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have...
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Jussie Smollett persons of interest
Chicago Police Department
February 14, 2019 - 11:51 am
By Dakin Andone and Ryan Young, CNN (CNN) -- Chicago police have identified two people they'd said were wanted for questioning in connection with last month's attack on actor Jussie Smollett, a police spokesman said. Police have begun questioning them, Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi...
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Jussie Smollett sends defiant message after attack
CNN
February 14, 2019 - 10:55 am
By Lisa Respers France and Sandra Gonzalez, CNN (CNN) -- Jussie Smollett gave his first detailed account to "Good Morning America" Thursday of what he says was a hate crime against him and the aftermath. "I will never be the man that this did not happen to," Smollett told ABC's Robin Roberts. "I am...
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Kate Golembiewski via CNN
February 09, 2019 - 8:58 pm
By Ashley Strickland (CNN) -- Researchers have been investigating the incredible cargo from an 800-year-old shipwreck for years, trying to uncover its secrets. Now, with the help of what researchers called an X-ray gun, they know more about where the beautiful ceramics found on board were made and...
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February 01, 2019 - 9:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than two dozen weather-related deaths in eight states and hundreds of injuries, including frostbite, broken bones, heart attacks and carbon monoxide...
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A hiker makes her way through blowing and drifting snow as she sprints back to her car Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Tiscornia Park in St. Joseph, Mich.
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February 01, 2019 - 8:39 am
By Tammy Webber and Jeff Karoub, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The bitter cold that gripped the Midwest forced commuters to bundle up like polar explorers. By early next week, many of those same people might get by with a light jacket. Just days after the arctic conditions, forecasts say, the...
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Lake Michigan at 31st Street Harbor, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Chicago.
Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo
January 31, 2019 - 8:16 am
By Michael Tarm and Corey Williams, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease Thursday, though temperatures could still tumble to record lows in some places before the region begins to thaw out...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York.
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January 30, 2019 - 7:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Detectives have reviewed surveillance footage of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett walking to his downtown Chicago apartment after a visit to a sandwich shop, but so far none of the video shows him being attacked by two masked men, a police spokesman said Wednesday. Investigators "for...
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