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Mueller Report Looming, New Attorney General in Hot Seat

Mueller Report Looming, New Attorney General in Hot Seat

By Eric Tucker | Feb 22
William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel's findings to make public.

Trump on Smollett Developments: Actor 'Insulted' Millions with 'Racist & Dangerous Comments'

Trump on Smollett Developments: Actor 'Insulted' Millions with 'Racist & Dangerous Comments'

Feb 21
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to react to the latest developments involving "Empire" star Jussie Smollett.

Chicago Police Chief Angry Over Alleged Smollett Hoax

Chicago Police Chief Angry Over Alleged Smollett Hoax

By Tammy Webber | Feb 21
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson took it personally when detectives determined that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett allegedly lied about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack .

'Empire' Studio Says it's Weighing its Options in Wake of Smollett Case

'Empire' Studio Says it's Weighing its Options in Wake of Smollett Case

Feb 21
The studio behind the hit television show "Empire" says it is "evaluating the situation" regarding the charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is "considering our options."

Watch: Viral Video by Waitress Slammed with Anti-Gay Epithet Prompts Flood of Support

Watch: Viral Video by Waitress Slammed with Anti-Gay Epithet Prompts Flood of Support

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 21
A hard-working single mother in Fort Wayne, Indiana had the perfect response to a homophobic customer who left a hateful anti-LGBTQ message scrawled on his receipt. No wonder her video went viral.

Police: 'Empire' Actor Faked Attack to 'Promote His Career'

Police: 'Empire' Actor Faked Attack to 'Promote His Career'

By Don Babwin | Feb 21
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett "took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career" when he made a false police report about an attack in Chicago, the city's police superintendent said Thursday.

Police: 'Empire' Actor Turns Self in to Face Charge

Police: 'Empire' Actor Turns Self in to Face Charge

By Don Babwin | Feb 21
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs at him.

Brothers in Smollett Case are Bodybuilders, Aspiring Actors

Brothers in Smollett Case are Bodybuilders, Aspiring Actors

Feb 21
The brothers, identified by Schmidt as Abimbola "Abel" Osundairo and Olabinjo Osundairo, are of Nigerian descent. But they told a reporter at CBS2-Chicago that they were "born and raised in Chicago and are American citizens."

N. Carolina Transgender Inmate Denied Move to Women's Prison

N. Carolina Transgender Inmate Denied Move to Women's Prison

Feb 21
A transgender woman convicted of insurance fraud is serving time at a men's prison in North Carolina despite her repeated requests to transfer to women's housing.

Law Center: Hate Groups in US at Highest Level in 2 Decades

Law Center: Hate Groups in US at Highest Level in 2 Decades

By Michael Kunzelman | Feb 21
The U.S. had more hate groups last year than at any point in at least the past two decades, according to an organization that tracks white supremacists and other far-right extremists.

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