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Jussie Smollett case: Two men released after police interrogation reveals 'new evidence'

Jussie Smollett case: Two men released after police interrogation reveals 'new evidence'Chicago police arrested two men they previously identified as "potential suspects" for the Jan. 29 attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. The men were released Friday.



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Manafort sentencing: Trump's former campaign manager gets 73 months in prison over fraud case

Manafort sentencing: Trump's former campaign manager gets 73 months in prison over fraud caseDonald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 73 months on two charges, including conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice after he attempted to tamper with witnesses. Manafort’s total sentence in the two hearings he has faced in recent weeks amounts to 90 months — or seven years and six months — in prison. Manafort asked Judge Amy Berman Jackson for mercy on Wednesday, saying the criminal charges against him have “taken everything from me already.” He pleaded with the judge not to impose any additional prison time beyond the roughly four-year sentence he received in a separate case last week.



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Lori Loughlin: 'Full House' star surrenders to FBI after being charged in 'college bribery' case

Lori Loughlin: 'Full House' star surrenders to FBI after being charged in 'college bribery' caseLori Loughlin has surrendered to the FBI after being charged in what authorities have described as a large-scale college admissions bribery scheme. Loughlin, who rose to fame on the sitcom Full House, turned herself in on Wednesday morning and was scheduled for a court appearance in the afternoon, a spokeswoman said. Prosecutors allege that Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, paid $ 500,000 to have their two daughters labelled as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, even though neither is a rower.



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Lori Loughlin's daughter Olivia is being trolled over bribery case: 'Expel this cheater'

Lori Loughlin's daughter Olivia is being trolled over bribery case: 'Expel this cheater'Lori Loughlin's daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli has come under fire online after her parents were charged in the nation's largest-ever college admissions bribery case.



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Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder case

Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder caseAn Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother was freed Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her, in a shock decision that delighted her friends and family. Siti Aisyah smiled as she was ushered into a car outside the court, where she had been on trial for a year and a half alongside a Vietnamese woman for the 2017 murder of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur airport. Indonesian officials mounted a major diplomatic effort to free Aisyah, which included pressure from the president.



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Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder case

Malaysia court frees woman in North Korea murder caseAn Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother was freed Monday after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her, in a shock decision that delighted her friends and family. Siti Aisyah smiled as she was ushered into a car outside the court, where she had been on trial for a year and a half alongside a Vietnamese woman for the 2017 murder of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur airport. Indonesian officials mounted a major diplomatic effort to free Aisyah, which included pressure from the president.



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Manafort case sparks conversation about sentence disparities

Manafort case sparks conversation about sentence disparitiesA judge’s decision to sentence President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman to less than four years in prison — a fraction of the penalty called for in government guidelines — sparked widespread anger Friday and opened up a conversation about whether the justice system treats different crimes and criminals fairly. Judge T.S. Ellis III’s comment that Paul Manafort had lived an “otherwise blameless life” was particularly galling to those who pointed out that Manafort’s past included work for people such as Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos and Congolese dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.



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Founder of Florida day spa tied to Robert Kraft's prostitution case attended Trump's Super Bowl party, report says

Founder of Florida day spa tied to Robert Kraft's prostitution case attended Trump's Super Bowl party, report saysThe founder of a Florida day spa where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was busted for allegedly soliciting prostitution watched this year's Super Bowl at a party hosted by President Donald Trump.



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Stephon Clark case ends with no charges and a disgraceful lack of justice — yet again

Stephon Clark case ends with no charges and a disgraceful lack of justice — yet againDecisions by California prosecutors, attorney general to let cops go is travesty, reinforces distrust. Prosecutors must hold cops accountable.



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High court declines New Jersey preservation grants case

High court declines New Jersey preservation grants caseWASHINGTON (AP) — Three conservative Supreme Court justices say barring synagogues, temples, churches and mosques from programs that award money for preservation work is discrimination.



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