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The Flyers' decision to drop Kate Smith over offensive lyrics from the 1930s is continuing to incite controversy.
Mike DeNardo, Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
April 22, 2019 - 11:02 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Flyers' decision to drop Kate Smith over offensive lyrics from the 1930s is continuing to incite controversy. Lou Scheinfeld, vice president of the Flyers in 1969, was the first to play Smith's version of "God Bless America" at a game. He didn't believe it at...
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In this Saturday, March 16, 2019, file photo, flowers lay at a memorial near the Masjid Al Noor mosque for victims in last week's shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Vincent Yu/AP Photo, File
March 19, 2019 - 1:24 pm
By Stephen Wright, Associated Press CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage. For decades, Christchurch has also been the...
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Jussie Smollett
Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP
March 12, 2019 - 5:49 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for Jussie Smollett said Tuesday that she would welcome cameras in the courtroom during the "Empire" actor's trial on charges accusing him of lying to the police, saying there has been a lot of leaked misinformation and cameras would allow the public to "see the evidence and...
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Jussie Smollett
Scott Kirkland/Fox/PictureGroup/Sipa USA
February 22, 2019 - 10:42 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett's character on "Empire" will be removed from the final two episodes of this season in the wake of his arrest on charges that he staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself last month in downtown Chicago, producers of the Fox TV show announced Friday. The...
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Jussie Smollett turned himself in to Chicago police on Thursday, Feb. 21.
Chicago Police Department
February 21, 2019 - 3:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, including giving them specific slurs to yell, telling them to shout "MAGA country" and pointing out a surveillance camera that he thought would record...
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Jussie Smollett
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File
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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Jussie Smollett
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File
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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This image released by ABC shows Irish actor Liam Neeson, left, with co-host Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America," Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in New York.
Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via AP
February 05, 2019 - 5:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The red carpet for the premiere of Liam Neeson's latest film was canceled Tuesday, a day after a British newspaper published an interview in which the actor discussed wanting to kill a random black person nearly 40 years ago when a close friend told him she had been raped by a black...
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Liam Neeson
Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, file
February 05, 2019 - 10:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Liam Neeson says violence breeds violence and bigotry breeds bigotry. The 66-year-old actor appeared Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America," one day after he told an interviewer that he had violent thoughts about killing a black person after learning nearly 40 years ago that...
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Tara Raigns, of Petersburg, Va., right, reacts to Gov. Ralph Northam's comments during a news conference in the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Va., on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.
Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP
February 04, 2019 - 6:58 am
(AP) — When Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refused to resign last week, he did so in the shadow of a Capitol built by a founding father and a slave owner, in the former seat of the Confederacy still wrestling with what to do about statues that honor those who fought to preserve slavery. The 35-year-...
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