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Police Release More Than 1,000 Files From Smollett Probe

Police Release More Than 1,000 Files From Smollett Probe

CHICAGO, IL (AP) — Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett’s claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the “Empire” actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a noose. The…

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Iranians Say Their ‘Bones Breaking’ Under US Sanctions

Iranians Say Their ‘Bones Breaking’ Under US Sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As the U.S. piles sanction after sanction on Iran, it’s the average person who feels it the most. From a subway performer’s battered leather hat devoid of tips, to a bride-to-be’s empty purse, the lack of cash from the economic pressure facing Iran’s 80 million people can be seen everywhere. Many…

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US-Registered Planes Barred Over Mideast Areas Amid Tensions

US-Registered Planes Barred Over Mideast Areas Amid Tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. on Friday barred American-registered aircraft from flying over Iranian-administered airspace in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman over the Revolutionary Guard shooting down a U.S. military surveillance drone, affecting a region crucial to global air travel. The Federal Aviation Administration warned of a “potential for…

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China’s Xi Arrives in North Korea for Talks with Kim Jong Un

China’s Xi Arrives in North Korea for Talks with Kim Jong Un

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Thursday morning for a two-day state visit to North Korea, where he is expected to talk with leader Kim Jong Un about the stalled negotiations with Washington over North Korea’s nuclear weapons. A photo posted by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV on its mobile app showed a large…

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Trump Rehashes Gripes, Rips ‘Radical’ Dems in 2020 Launch

Trump Rehashes Gripes, Rips ‘Radical’ Dems in 2020 Launch

ORLANDO, FL (AP) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second term. Addressing a crowd of…

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