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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.
Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File
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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January 29, 2019 - 12:50 pm
(CNN) - - "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was attacked in the early morning hours on Tuesday in what Chicago police are calling a possible hate crime. Smollett was attacked by two people "yelling out racial and homophobic slurs," according to police. A representative for Smollett did not immediately...
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Ausencio Castaneda of Kewaskum, left, clears a path to a series of mailboxes outside a multi-family home with his son Ausencio Castaneda Jr. onMonday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Kewaskum, Wis.
John Ehlke/West Bend Daily News via AP
January 29, 2019 - 8:00 am
By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Extremely cold, record-breaking temperatures are settling across parts of the Midwest after a powerful snowstorm pounded the region overnight Monday, and forecasters are describing the subzero weather on the way as potentially life-threatening...
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Entertainer Michael Jackson sings at half-time during the Super Bowl X XVII game between the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
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January 24, 2019 - 9:38 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A stage musical about Michael Jackson will premiere in Chicago later this year before heading to Broadway in 2020. Officials said Wednesday that "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" will begin pre-Broadway performances at Chicago's Nederlander Theatre on Oct. 29 and run through Dec. 1...
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Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke and his attorney Daniel Herbert listen during Van Dyke's sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald.
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January 19, 2019 - 5:54 pm
By Sara Burnett CHICAGO (AP) — Activists and others who were disappointed by the outcome of two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer see a way forward — by turning tragedy into political power. A judge on Friday sentenced former...
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