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Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti mulled defending brothers involved in allegedly staged attack on Jussie Smollett

One year ago   |   By Chicago Tribune

Embattled celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti was in close contact with State's Attorney Kim Foxx in the lead-up to R&B singer R. Kelly's indictment - and a short time later he also mulled getting involved in Cook County's other hot-button case, the prosecution of Jussie Smollett, newly released...
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After protests, Virginia governor orders removal of Robert E. Lee statue

After protests, Virginia governor orders removal of Robert E. Lee statue

“You see, in Virginia, we no longer preach a false version of history. One that pretends the Civil War was about ‘state rights' and not the evils of slavery. No one believes... Read more ...

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en route home

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en route home

U.S. officials say a Navy veteran who's been detained in Iran for nearly two years has been released and is making his way home, with the first leg on a Swiss government aircraft. Read more ...

1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

WASHINGTON - Nearly 1.9 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, the ninth straight decline since applications spiked in mid-March, a sign that the... Read more ...

Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises

Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises

The former president held a virtual town hall event with young people to discuss policing and the civil unrest that has followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Read more ...

Health official: No new COVID-19 cases from parties at Lake of Ozarks

Health official: No new COVID-19 cases from parties at Lake of Ozarks

Camden County Health Department reported Friday that a person from Boone County who had attended the parties tested positive for the virus. Read more ...

Congress has approved more than $3 trillion in coronavirus relief. Here's...

Congress has approved more than $3 trillion in coronavirus relief. Here's what's happened to it

In March, Congress authorized trillions of dollars in spending to help address the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic - much of it aimed at getting cash into... Read more ...

New suspect identified in disappearance of Madeleine McCann

New suspect identified in disappearance of Madeleine McCann

British and German authorities are investigating a new suspect in connection with the disappearance of 3-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann, who went missing 13 years ago. Read more ...

Prosecutors describe racist slur as Ahmaud Arbery lay dying

Prosecutors describe racist slur as Ahmaud Arbery lay dying

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A state investigator alleged Thursday that a white man was heard saying a racial slur as he stood over Ahmaud Arbery's body, moments after killing him with... Read more ...

Live: George Floyd's brother joins memorial in Brooklyn

Live: George Floyd's brother joins memorial in Brooklyn

Crowds are gathered at Brooklyn's Cadman Plaza to mark the life and death of George Floyd - the unarmed Minneapolis man whose police-custody death has sparked nationwide... Read more ...

Nearly 2 million filed for unemployment benefits last week

Nearly 2 million filed for unemployment benefits last week

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