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Jussie Smollett attack: Two Nigerian men arrested over attack on Empire actor released without charge

Jussie Smollett attack: Two Nigerian men arrested over attack on Empire actor released without chargeChicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. “The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete,” Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a brief statement late Friday. Mr Smollett, who is black and gay, has said two masked men shouting racial and anti-gay slurs and “This is MAGA country!” beat him and looped a rope around his neck early on 29 January before running away.



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British-born rapper 21 Savage to be released on bond amid US deportation threat

British-born rapper 21 Savage to be released on bond amid US deportation threatUK-born rap artist 21 Savage, who has been in custody in Georgia for nine days on immigration charges, was granted bond on Tuesday and will be released from custody on Wednesday, his lawyer said. The entertainer, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested on February 2 by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents over accusations he had overstayed his visa by more than a decade. Officials said he came to the United States from Britain in 2005. Atlanta US Immigration Court Judge Dan Pelletier granted the 26-year-old bond during a hearing on Tuesday, his attorney Charles Kuck told Reuters by phone. The bond amount was set at $ 100,000, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. Kuck declined to confirm the amount. His legal team earlier on Tuesday released a statement that said he had been released. Kuck later said Abraham-Joseph remained in ICE custody because the bond was not granted before a daily 2pm deadline, but said he would be released on Wednesday.  21 Savage was born in the UK Credit: AP The rapper, who was born in Plaistow, east London, but moved to the US with his mother when he was seven, was granted an expedited hearing after speaking with ICE officials to clarify his legal standing and bond eligibility, his legal team said in a statement. "He will not forget this ordeal or any of the other fathers, sons, family members and faceless people, he was locked up with or that remain unjustly incarcerated across the country," they said. ICE officials were not immediately available for comment. The rapper still faces deportation proceedings in federal immigration court, Kuck said. "His case is not over by a long shot," he added. t.co/2dXm2pI0wgpic.twitter.com/WkBM318ljl— Saint Laurent Don (@21savage) February 7, 2019 Abraham-Joseph was convicted on felony drug charges in Georgia in 2014, and was arrested as part of a targeted operation with the cooperation of local law enforcement, an ICE spokesman told Reuters when the rapper was taken into custody. 21 Savage was nominated for two Grammy Awards for the hit "Rockstar," with Post Malone, including the coveted record of the year category, but was unable to attend the glitzy awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday because he was being held in Georgia. His Facebook page shows he has several concerts scheduled in the coming weeks.



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El Chapo tearful in footage released after conviction for running multibillion-dollar drug empire

El Chapo tearful in footage released after conviction for running multibillion-dollar drug empireFootage has emerged of Mexican drug lord El Chapo in tears as he arrived in the US following his arrest in 2017. The 61-year-old, whose real name is Joaquin Guzman, was convicted on Tuesday of running a major criminal enterprise smuggling drugs worth billions of dollars into the US. In the wake of his conviction, the US Justice Department released a video showing him staring blankly out of an aeroplane window, before wiping away a tear upon disembarking.



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Jussie Smollett attack: Family releases statement, pictures of possible persons of interest released

Jussie Smollett attack: Family releases statement, pictures of possible persons of interest released"We want to be clear, this was a racial and homophobic hate crime."



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Sketch released of suspect in shooting of Texas girl

Sketch released of suspect in shooting of Texas girlHOUSTON (AP) — Authorities on Thursday released a composite sketch of a man accused in the death of a 7-year-old black girl during a Houston-area shooting that her family believes might have been racially motivated.



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U.S. Justice Ginsburg released from hospital after cancer surgery

U.S. Justice Ginsburg released from hospital after cancer surgeryU.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, has been released from the hospital after undergoing cancer surgery, a court spokeswoman said.



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U.S. Justice Ginsburg released from hospital after cancer surgery

U.S. Justice Ginsburg released from hospital after cancer surgeryU.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, has been released from the hospital after undergoing cancer surgery, a court spokeswoman said on Wednesday. “Justice Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital yesterday and is recuperating at home,” spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said in a statement. The liberal justice underwent surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York on Friday to remove two cancerous nodules in her left lung.



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North Carolina affidavits released in alleged election fraud case

North Carolina affidavits released in alleged election fraud caseIt is illegal in North Carolina for anyone except the voter or a near relative to deliver an absentee ballot in person. Voters in Bladen County said McCrae Dowless, who worked for Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, collected their ballots and they did not know what he did with them, according to the affidavits, which were released on Sunday.



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Redacted portions of FBI interview with Michael Flynn released ahead of sentencing

Redacted portions of FBI interview with Michael Flynn released ahead of sentencingThe documents show that FBI agents interviewed Flynn about his contacts with Russia, including past trips to the country.



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The Latest: Portions of FBI interview with Flynn released

The Latest: Portions of FBI interview with Flynn releasedWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former national security adviser Michael Flynn (all times local):



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