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Chicago Police Roll Out Hundreds Of Pages Of Records In Jussie Smollett Case

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| The document dump Thursday offers a detailed view of the case that investigators had crafted against the Empire actor, only to see prosecutors to drop those charges in a move that frustrated police.

Thad Cochran, Long-Serving Mississippi Senator, Dies At 81

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Cochran used his considerable influence, including serving as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, to direct billions of dollars to Mississippi.

Media Companies May Stop Productions In Georgia Over New Abortion Law

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The Walt Disney Co., NBCUniversal and Netflix are concerned that the rights of people working on productions in the Southern state could be restricted. The move threatens a booming industry.

GOP Redistricting Strategist Played Role In Push For Census Citizenship Question

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A deceased redistricting specialist's documents suggest the citizenship question was added to redraw political maps to favor Republicans and non-Hispanic white people, according to a new court filing.

A Fugitive In His Own Country, Venezuela's Juan Guaidó Insists His Movement Is Strong

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"Time is not on our side," opposition leader Juan Guaidó told NPR in an interview in Caracas on Wednesday. "Time is running against all Venezuelans."

$6.75 Million Settlement Paid To Family Of Milwaukee Inmate Who Died Of Dehydration

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Terrill Thomas died in 2016, seven days after prison employees shut off the flow of water to his cell. The payment was made by Milwaukee County and a medical care contractor.

'Revenge Is For The Weak': Kurdish Courts In Northeastern Syria Take On ISIS Cases

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Kurdish Syrian authorities have tried 7,000 ISIS suspects in a justice system that bans torture and the death penalty. Some of the judges are women, which comes as a shock to ISIS fighters on trial.

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'Plenty Of Cards To Play': Chinese Media Suggest Cutting Rare Earth Exports To U.S.

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Rare earths are used in communications, health care and national security. China blocked rare earths to Japan in 2010, but analysts say the threat — regardless of the trade war — may be hollow.

After Tumult Over Nassar Scandal, Michigan State University Gets A New President

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Two former presidents of MSU have resigned since January 2018. Each were caught up in the trial and sentencing of former university sports doctor Larry Nassar, who sexually abused his female patients.