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State's Attorney Closely Followed Smollett Case After Recusal, Text Messages Show

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| In the messages, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx expresses concern with heavy-handed charging of Empire star Jussie Smollett, compared to other defendants accused of more serious crimes.

New York Museum Cancels Gala To Honor Far-Right Brazilian Leader


Jair Bolsonaro is outspoken about his desire to roll back environmental protections. Mayor Bill de Blasio applauded the American Museum of Natural History's move "on behalf of our city."

N.J. Woman Pleads Guilty In Homeless GoFundMe Hoax, Faces 4 Years In State Prison


Katelyn McClure pleaded guilty to theft by deception in state court. $400,000 was raised to help a homeless man, but prosecutors say McClure and her then-boyfriend spent most on themselves.

Red Cross Releases Name Of Nurse Taken Hostage; New Zealand Fears For Her Safety


For years, New Zealand's government and international media worked to keep Louisa Akavi's name secret. Now the Red Cross hopes that releasing it will lead to information on her whereabouts.

No Fake Drugs, More Jobs For Youth, End Child Sexual Abuse Online: A Vision For 2030


The 5 recipients of the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship predict how their projects will make the world a better place.

'Uncharted Waters': Union Tells Hollywood Writers To Fire Their Agents


The abrupt directive on Friday followed a breakdown in talks over proposed changes to the agreement that has guided the basic business relationship between writers and agents for the past 43 years.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach In Shadow Of Border Crossing


The world-renowned cellist brought his Bach Project to the sister cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, on Saturday.


World Criminal Court Rejects Probe Into U.S. Actions In Afghanistan


The judges at the International Criminal Court said that the probe would be "inevitably doomed to failure." It's a victory for the White House, which has spoken out against an investigation.

Analysis: Does Netanyahu's Win Maintain Status Quo Or Push Israel Further Right?


The Israeli prime minister's fourth consecutive term — fifth total — comes as he flirts with lightning-rod issues and hard-right and religious factions.