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File Says Smollett Couldn’t Contact Brothers After Arrest

“This is about transparency and trust in the system and we believe the public has a right to know what the government did and why,” she said Thursday after the hearing.

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A Host Of Celebrities Speak Out On Criminal Justice Reform

“They take the time for it not knowing, not having any lawyers, not even being in the right state of mind to even fight the case or even have enough money to get a lawyer to fight the case,” he said.

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Michael Jackson’s Estate And Former Manager Settle Lawsuit

“For the last year and a half I was the closest person to Michael Jackson,” Tohme told The Associated Press in an interview shortly after Jackson’s death.

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Weinstein To Shell Out $44M In Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Deal?

More than 15 lawsuits have been filed accusing Harvey Weinstein or the company of misconduct. The settlement would cover many of them, including a class action by alleged victims that accuses the film company of operating like an organized crime group to conceal widespread sexual harassment and assaults.

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Review: Mavis Staples And Ben Harper Combine For Great Music

All the songs on this, her 12th studio album, were written by Ben Harper and their union is both fruitful and moving. Harper has given Staples some tunes that show off her vulnerable side and others that make you move, with some funk and folk and soul and blues, the guitars often shimmering. He joins her in singing the dynamic, soulful “We Get By.”

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District Attorney Says Meek Mill Should Get New Trial, Judge

Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, became a symbol for criminal justice reform activists after Brinkley sentenced him to 2 to 4 years in prison for minor violations of his probation conditions in a decade-old gun and drug possession case in November 2017.

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Tubman $20 Bill Design Delayed Until 2026

Mnuchin, however, said the delay in unveiling a $20 redesign had been prompted by the decision to redesign the $10 bill and the $50 bill first for security reasons. He said those bills will now be introduced before a redesigned $20 bill.

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Making History: Rihanna Launches Brand Fenty In Paris Store

“This is a moment in history,” Rihanna, 31, said at a preview of the store in a white structure tuxedo dress. “It’s a big deal for me and my entire generation.”

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‘I’m Pregnant’: Texas Officer Shoots And Kills Woman After Stun-Gun Struggle

The officer, who police have not identified by name, has been placed on paid administrative leave, Dorris said. The department is reviewing whether the shooting was in line with its policy on the use of deadly force, he said.

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Harris Wants Ban On Importing AR-15-Style Assault Weapons

Harris has previously said she’d take executive action on gun violence if Congress failed to pass comprehensive gun safety measures in her first 100 days.

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