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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett waves as he leaves Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. A judge in Chicago has ordered the file in the Smollett criminal case unsealed. Cook County Judge Steven Watkins said Thursday, May 23, 2019, that while there are good arguments in favor of keeping the file sealed, the "Empire" actor forfeited his rights to keep the case sealed to protect his privacy by talking to the media before and after prosecutors dismissed the charges against him. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
File says Smollett couldn't contact brothers after arrestA case file unsealed in Chicago says one of Jussie Smollett's conditions after posting $10,000 bail was that he have no contact with two brothers police say he paid to help stage a racist, anti-gay attack
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Suspect found guilty in police officer's 2010 shooting deathA man who bragged about killing an off-duty Chicago police officer during an armed robbery has been found guilty of first-degree murder
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FILE - In this May 16, 2019, file photo. former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning speaks with reporters, outside federal court in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified infoThe U.S. files new charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuitsA tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women
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In this aerial image, homes are inundated with flood waters from the Arkansas River near South 145th West Ave near Highway 51 on Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Sand Springs, Okla. Storms and torrential rains have ravaged the Midwest, from Texas through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois, in the past few days. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP)
3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake MissouriAn outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing least three others elsewhere in the state
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit Arlington National Cemetery for their annual Flags In ceremony, Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Arlington, Va.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery before Memorial DayPresident Donald Trump has visited Arlington National Cemetery a few days before Memorial Day to pay tribute to those who died in service to the United States
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FILE - In this file image taken from video broadcast Dec. 19, 2001,  John Walker Lindh is seen during an interview soon after his capture. According to CNN, the interview took place Dec. 2, 2001. Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go free Thursday, May 23, 2019, after nearly two decades in prison. (CNN via AP, File)
"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh is released from prisonThe "American Taliban," John Walker Lindh, has been released from prison after more than 17 years, but he's under tight restrictions
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, right, accompanied by from left, counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, Mercedes Schlapp, Director of strategic communications, Deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley, and White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow, speaks after President Donald Trump asks her how his demeanor was during yesterday's infrastructure meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. and other Democratic leaders during a meeting to support America's farmers and ranchers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
ISO affirmation: Trump has aides vouch that he's 'very calm'Sometimes even the president of the United States needs somebody to vouch for him
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FILE - In this April 9, 2019 file photo Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, discusses her proposed measure to limit the use of deadly force by police, as the bill's co-author, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, left, listens during a hearing on the bill at the Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif. Major police organizations confirmed Thursday, May 23 2019, that they won't fight her bill, AB392, that would bar police from using lethal force unless it is necessary to prevent immediate harm to themselves or others. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
APNewsBreak: Police won't fight California use-of-force billAPNewsBreak: Two major police organizations are dropping their opposition to California legislation that would tighten the standard for use of deadly force
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In new charges against Assange, groups see cause for concernNew charges filed Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have quickly drawn alarm from media organizations and others
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FILE - In this April 4, 2019 file photo, Kevin Hart, recipient of the CinemaCon international star of the year award, poses at the Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.Kim Kardashian West isn't the only celebrity speaking out for prison reform. It's a topic that was also very important to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, and to Common, Hart and a host of others who consider the criminal justice system often unfair and dehumanizing. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
A host of celebrities speak out on criminal justice reformKim Kardashian West isn't the only celebrity speaking out for prison reform: Common, DJ Mustard and Kevin Hart are among those in the struggle
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Mexico proposes US fund Central America development projectsMexico is proposing that the United States finance seven projects aimed at boosting the economies of three Central American nations whose poverty and violence push desperate people to migrate north
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