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U.S. Attorney General Barr to appear before Congress for first time since Mueller report

U.S. Attorney General Barr to appear before Congress for first time since Mueller reportU.S. Attorney General William Barr will appear before a U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday for the first time since Special Counsel Robert Mueller completed his report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The hearing before a House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee is meant to explore the Trump administration’s $ 29 billion fiscal 2020 budget request for the Justice Department, but Barr is likely to face questions about Mueller’s final report and when a redacted version will be delivered to Congress. Mueller turned his confidential report over to Barr on March 22 following a 22-month-long probe into whether Donald Trump may have colluded with Russia during his 2016 presidential campaign and whether Trump later obstructed inquiries into the matter.



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Hollywood actresses appear in court in US college admissions bribery case

Hollywood actresses appear in court in US college admissions bribery caseSurrounded by a mob of journalists, actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin appeared in a Boston court on Wednesday to face charges in connection with a massive college admissions scam involving other celebrities and top industry CEOs. Huffman and Loughlin, who have remained silent since they were charged in March, arrived separately and said nothing to the reporters outside the courthouse. Loughlin, known for her role on “Full House,” smiled and waved at her fans before entering the building.



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More than a dozen parents involved in college admissions scam to appear in court

More than a dozen parents involved in college admissions scam to appear in courtThe parents are expected to plead not guilty.



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Empire executives suspend Jussie Smollett and say his character Jamal will not appear in final two episodes

Empire executives suspend Jussie Smollett and say his character Jamal will not appear in final two episodesJussie Smollett's character Jamal will not appear in the final two episodes of Empire, the Fox show's executive producers have said. Smollett has been charged with filing a false police report after alleging he had been the victim of a racist and homophobic attack, authorities have said. Police in Chicago had earlier said the 36-year-old actor was being considered as a suspect in the case and have now confirmed charges have been brought against him. He has been charged by Cook County State's Attorney's Office with disorderly conduct and filing a false police report. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said detectives are now looking to arrest Smollett. In a statement, Fox said: "The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us. Jussie has been an important member of our Empire family for the past five years and we care about him deeply. "While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out. "We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show, and to avoid further disruption on set we have decided to remove the role of Jamal from the final two episodes of the season." Jussie Smollett's mugshot Lawyers acting on behalf of Smollett have said they will mount an "aggressive defence" to the charges. Lawyers Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson said in a statement: "Like any other citizen, Mr Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. "Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defence." It did not say where Smollett is and when he might turn himself in to police. The charges emerged on the same day that detectives and two brothers who were earlier deemed suspects testified before a grand jury. The announcement that charges had been made followed weeks of speculation around the investigation and lengthy interviews of the brothers by authorities, a search of their home and their release after police cleared them. Investigators have not said what the brothers told detectives or what evidence detectives collected. On Friday, it became clear the focus of the investigation had shifted when police announced a "significant shift in the trajectory" of the probe after the brothers were freed. If found guilty of the Class 4 felony, Smollett faces a prison sentence of between one to three years, but could also receive probation. Smollett had alleged he had been attacked by two masked men in downtown Chicago on January 29, telling police his attackers had shouted racist and homophobic abuse and tied a noose around his neck. Jussie Smollett as his character Jamal in Empire Credit: Chuck Hodes/Fox Smollett, who is black and came out as gay in 2015, made a tearful appearance on Good Morning America this month and said he had been "forever changed" by the alleged attack. He said: "I will never be the man who this didn't happen to. "I am forever changed and I don't subscribe to the idea that everything happens for a reason, but I do subscribe to the idea that we have the right and responsibility to make something meaningful out of the things that happen to us, good and bad." Asked what message he wanted to send by speaking about the attack, he replied: "I want young people, young members of the LGTBQ community, young black children, to know how strong they are, to know the power they hold in their little pinky." Smollett has starred in musical drama Empire since 2015. He plays Jamal, the gay son of a music mogul, played by Terrence Howard. Fox, the network which airs Empire, said it had no comment to add.



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Former Trump adviser Stone ordered to appear in court over Instagram posts

Former Trump adviser Stone ordered to appear in court over Instagram postsRoger Stone, a former political adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, was ordered on Tuesday to appear in court this week over Instagram posts that chastised and appeared to threaten the judge presiding over his criminal trial. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Stone would need to show cause at a hearing on Thursday as to why the posts did not violate a gag order in the case or the conditions of his release. Stone, who is free on a $ 250,000 bond and is free to travel to certain U.S. cities without the court’s permission, has pleaded not guilty to charges of making false statements to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.



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Wells Fargo fixes outage issue that caused some paychecks not to appear in accounts

Wells Fargo fixes outage issue that caused some paychecks not to appear in accountsWells Fargo say the issue that caused some trouble seeing paychecks and direct deposits in online and mobile banking accounts has been corrected.



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Students appear to perform Nazi salute in 'sickening' photo, superintendent says

Students appear to perform Nazi salute in 'sickening' photo, superintendent saysHigh school officials in Indiana are investigating after a picture posted on social media appeared to show students using a Nazi salute.



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Son: Jailed Iranian TV anchor to appear before US grand jury

Son: Jailed Iranian TV anchor to appear before US grand juryWASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television, who has been jailed in the U.S., will appear Friday before a federal grand jury, her son said.



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Wisconsin High School Students Appear To Give Nazi Salute In Junior Prom Photo

Wisconsin High School Students Appear To Give Nazi Salute In Junior Prom PhotoA photo of Wisconsin high school students appearing to give a Nazi salute went



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Envoys From North Korea and Syria to Appear Before the U.N. General Assembly

Envoys From North Korea and Syria to Appear Before the U.N. General AssemblyBoth are places of international concern that spill trouble beyond their borders



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