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Tucker Carlson: Why the left so desperately wanted to believe in Jussie, and not in America

Today 19:05 GMT

When TV star Jussie Smollett claimed to be the victim of a racist anti-gay attack at the hands of two Trump supporters, virtually the entire news media and a parade of politicians immediately believed him and demanded the rest of us do so as well.

America is not a hateful country, it is the most welcoming place on Earth that is why even as our children learn from their teachers what a bigoted country this is, millions continue to stream in from Africa and Latin America for a better life here.

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Kamala Harris gives awkward response when asked about Jussie Smollett claims

Today 16:20 GMT

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris appeared to be caught off guard Monday when she was asked about the latest developments in the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. During an appearance at a bookstore in Concord, N.H., a female reporter asked the senator from California if she wanted to amend a tweet from Jan. 29, in which she said Smollett was the victim of "an attempted modern day lynching" and called the actor "one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know."

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Al Sharpton says Jussie Smollett should ‘face accountability to the maximum’ if attack was orchestrated

Today 12:40 GMT

When “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by two masked men yelling racist and homophobic epithets, as well as “This is MAGA country,” MSNBC host Al Sharpton came out in support of the star. "We can’t make people love each other, but we can sure hold them accountable if they harm each other,” Sharpton said at the end of his “Final Thoughts” segment headlined, “We’re with you Jussie.”

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Celebrity Jussie Smollett supporters grapple with hoax reports

Today 19:05 GMT

As reports that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett may have choreographed his alleged assault pile up, some celebrities are having a hard time aligning the headlines with their initial support, and two have even pointed fingers at police. Rapper Cardi B posted a profanity-filled Instagram live video expressing disappointment in Smollett, while leaving open the possibility that the actor is being set up by “racist” police officers.

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DeBrincat has 5 points, Blackhawks hold off Senators 8-7

Today 19:05 GMT

DeBrincat had three goals and two assists, and the Blackhawks held on to beat the Ottawa Senators 8-7 on Monday night for their ninth win in 11 games.

Saad was wide open at the edge of the crease for a tap-in with 5:07 left in the first to made it 5-3, then Stone scored countered from the slot with 2:14 left to pull Ottawa within one.

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Politicians who jumped on Jussie Smollett attack claim in awkward spot

Today 12:40 GMT

Democratic politicians are backtracking from their initial comments about what was originally described as a hate crime against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, after a Chicago police spokesperson said over the weekend the "trajectory of the investigation" shifted and they no longer consider Smollett a victim in the case. JUSSIE SMOLLETT'S LAWYERS DENY HE PLANNED ATTACK AFTER CHICAGO POLICE CLAIM HE'S NO LONGER CONSIDERED A VICTIM IN CASE. When the incident was first reported last month, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker called it "an attempted modern-day lynching."

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Robin Roberts says cops felt Jussie Smollett was credible at time of interview

Today 12:40 GMT

“Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts addressed on Monday's show her exclusive interview with Jussie Smollett, saying that Chicago police believed the “Empire” actor was credible at the time of their sit-down. “When I sat down with Jussie it was Tuesday night in Chicago, at the time to give his first account, publicly give his first account of what he said happened,” Roberts said.

CORY BOOKER 'WITHHOLDING' JUDGMENT ON SMOLLETT CASE AFTER CALLING IT 'ATTEMPTED MODERN-DAY LYNCHING'. Last week, Smollett – who is black and openly gay – sat down with Roberts and declared he was “pissed off” that people didn’t believe his claim that two Trump supports attacked him. Media Research Center analyst Kristine Marsh noted that Roberts “did not refer to the attack as ‘alleged’ even once” and instead treated him “as if he were a martyr, with fawning questions.”. “Roberts came to Smollett’s defense, at one point, telling her fellow anchors that his story was ‘credible,’” Marsh wrote.

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Jussie Smollett: Chicago police still seeking follow-up interview

Today 12:40 GMT

Chicago police are still seeking a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett after receiving new information that “shifted” their investigation of a reported attack on the Empire actor. The trajectory of the investigation “shifted” after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them late on Friday without charges, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday.

He declined to comment on published reports that police believe Smollett staged the assault or that a grand jury may hear evidence in the case.

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More than 1,500 brave freezing rain to honour Aurora shooting victims

Today 00:33 GMT

The Rev. Dan Haas told those who gathered near five white crosses erected for the shooting victims outside the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora that Friday’s “senseless killings” left their families brokenhearted in the city about 40 miles (65 kilometres) west of Chicago.

More than 1,500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend a prayer vigil for five slain co-workers Sunday, two days after they were fatally shot at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant by a longtime employee who was fired moments earlier.

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Chicago mayor predicts 'evolution' for Northam, likens embattled Virginia governor to Obama, Lincoln

Sunday 08:03 GMT

During an appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not join the choir of his fellow Democrats who have called on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign amid a blackface-Ku Klux Klan photo controversy.

CHICAGO MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL: LEGALIZE POT, OPEN CASINO TO PAY DOWN CITY'S $28B PENSION DEBT. The term-limited mayor began by telling Maher that he thought Northam was one of two people appearing in racist attire in the photo.

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Chicago police seeking another interview with Jussie Smollett

Monday 22:44 GMT

Chicago police and representatives for Jussie Smollett weren’t speaking publicly about the investigation into a reported attack on the Empire actor a day after authorities said the case had “shifted” and they wanted to interview Smollett again. Pamela Sharp, a spokeswoman for Smollett, said Sunday that there were no updates “as of now.”

Brothers say Jussie Smollett paid them to carry out alleged attack: sources. The trajectory of the investigation “shifted” after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them late Friday without charges, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday.

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Cory Booker 'withholding' judgment on Smollett case after calling it 'attempted modern-day lynching'

Monday 20:54 GMT

'NEW EVIDENCE' PROMPTS RELEASE OF TWO MEN QUESTIONED IN JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE, CHICAGO PD SAYS. Hours after reports of the attack surfaced, Booker tweeted: "The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching. I'm glad he's safe."

"While we are not in a position to confirm, deny or comment on the validity of what's been unofficially released," Guglielmi tweeted Sunday, "there are some developments in this investigation and detectives have some follow-ups to complete which include speaking to the individual who reported the incident."

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Gunman in Aurora, Illinois, shooting described as 'loner'

Sunday 15:24 GMT

(Reuters) - When Gary Martin came to work at the Henry Pratt valve manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, he was told he was being terminated from his job.

The shooting came a day after the one-year anniversary of the massacre of 17 people by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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What’s next after streaming music Look to the tech industry for clues: Alan Cross

Monday 14:30 GMT

When the compact disc was unveiled in late 1982, many thought we’d finally reached perfection with music storage and playback technology.

Sex tape allegedly showing R. Kelly and underage girl turned over to Chicago authorities. The game-changer was the MP3, the digital format introduced in the early ’90s that set us on the road to iTunes and eventually today’s streaming music services.

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Smollett 'had no role in own attack'

Monday 13:34 GMT

Lawyers for the US actor Jussie Smollett have denied he had any role in an assault last month he alleges was carried out by two white men.

"He has now been further victimised by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. "Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with," a statement from lawyers Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson said.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte