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R. Kelly Charged With Sexual Abuse

February 22, 2019 |

Years of accusations appear to have caught up to R. Kelly. Prosecutors in Illinois’ Cook County charged the R&B star Friday with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, reports the Chicago Sun-Times . The move comes after a grand jury had been convened to examine new allegations and after high-profile…
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Arrested Mayor: I Wasn’t Shooting at SWAT Team

February 22, 2019 |

No one was hurt Thursday as SWAT team members arrested a Florida mayor accused of practicing medicine without a license, but it’s a wonder. “He’s lucky he’s not dead,” Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco tells the Tampa Bay Times of Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad. The mayor is charged with…
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Empire Producers Make Move to ‘Avoid Further Disruption’

February 22, 2019 |

One of the first places Jussie Smollett headed after being released on bond Thursday was back to work, showing up on the set of Empire to reportedly shoot some scenes and plead his case with the cast and crew. It looks like he won’t be doing that again anytime soon:…
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YouTube Reacts After Advertisers Balk at Pedophilia ‘Wormhole’

February 22, 2019 |

Matt Watson says he may be leaving YouTube—and as a result of his detectiving, so are some big advertisers, at least for now. “Over the past 48 hours, I have discovered a wormhole … into a soft-core pedophile ring,” the video creator said in a clip posted Sunday that’s since…
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Effort to Close Venezuela’s Border Turns Deadly

February 22, 2019 |

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on state TV Thursday night that he was closing the border with Brazil “completely and absolutely.” The Washington Post reports a woman was killed Friday morning during an effort to keep a part of it open to allow humanitarian aid through on Saturday. A group…
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Feds Charge El Chapo’s Sons

February 22, 2019 |

The feds got El Chapo . Now they want two of his sons. The Justice Department on Thursday announced drug conspiracy charges against the younger sons of Joaquin Guzmán, who are accused of working to send cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine across the US border from Mexico, where both are believed to…
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Tesla’s Model 3 Had ‘Recommended’ Status. Not Anymore

February 22, 2019 |

Consumer Reports giveth, and Consumer Reports taketh away—and this time around, it’s Tesla who’s losing out. New Atlas documents the “love-hate relationship” between the consumer advocacy group and the electric-car maker, with the former either not offering its coveted “recommended” status to Tesla’s cars or yanking it back after…
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Ala. Woman Who Joined ISIS Sues Trump Administration

February 22, 2019 |

The father of an Alabama woman who joined ISIS in Syria filed suit against the Trump administration Thursday in an effort to allow her return to the US, reports the AP . Ahmed Ali Muthana argues in the suit filed in federal court in Washington that his 24-year-old daughter, Hoda Muthana,…
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Vietnam Barber Giving Out Free Trump, Kim Hairdos

February 22, 2019 |

At a barbershop tucked away in a Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for the dye to turn his black hair the orange shade of President Trump’s locks. On a chair next to him, 9-year-old To Gia Huy emerges as the spitting image of a miniature Kim Jong Un….
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Experts Say Prosecutor Can’t Seek Execution in 1973 Killing

February 22, 2019 |

A prosecutor has announced he might seek the death penalty in the case of an 11-year-old girl sexually assaulted and slain more than four decades ago, NBC reports. But Linda O’Keefe was killed in Newport Beach in 1973, in a period when California didn’t have the death penalty—so legal…
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