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Jussie Smollett, on Trial for Hate-Crime Hoax, Is the Real Victim, His Lawyer Says

The lawyer told the jury that the alleged attackers were "going to lie to your face."
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Governors Ball 2022 lineup announced: J. Cole, Halsey and Kid Cudi to headline
It's the announcement New York music fans have been waiting for: The Governor's Ball music festival line-up.
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Britney Spears cozies up to fiancé Sam Asghari during Hawaiian getaway
Spears has been enjoying a Maui getaway with her fiancé despite having "a small bug" and telling paparazzi to "go f--k" themselves.
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Amazon endorses GOP bill that would legalize marijuana on federal level
Amazon has endorsed a Republican-backed bill in Congress on Tuesday that would legalize marijuana on a federal level, leaving states to decide whether to prohibit or regulate it.  Rep. Nancy Mace’s (R-SC) States Reform Act would remove cannabis as a federal Schedule I substance and introduce a new 3% federal tax on the substance.  Revenue...
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Parent Who Discovered CPS' COVID Reporting Change Wants Apology Over 'Misleading' Data
Jakob Ondrey said the CPS' claim that it isn't required to provide COVID data "is offensive and dismissive to the 333,000 students in CPS and their families."
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Russia Is Unlikely To Invade Ukraine Soon, but Other Attacks Are Possible
More than 100,000 Russian troops are poised along Ukraine's borders as the world waits to see what President Vladimir Putin will do next.
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Princess Diana and Kate Middleton's Best Military-Inspired Outfits
Princess Diana and Kate Middleton have both drawn inspiration from the epaulettes and double-breasted blazers of military-style fashion.
New 'Fight Club' Censored in China Changes Movie's Ending
The version on Tencent Video fades to black and displays a brief message saying that police had arrested all the criminals.
Climate change could make weather harder to predict
Rising temperatures could reduce how far meteorologists can see into the future, study finds
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8,500 U.S. forces could be deployed amid Russia-Ukraine standoff; Woman takes charge of USS Constitution.
Houston city councilman goes after judges for letting criminals out of jail: 'I won't sit silent'
A former Texas bondsman who is now a city council member said Tuesday he will file grievances against judges who release criminals with violent histories.
Alexei Navalny Added to Russia's Terrorism List Days After Voicing Support for Ukraine
According to The Moscow Times, 22 people are now on the terrorist list, with 12 of them being connected to Navalny.
It 'Went Downhill Extremely Fast': Nurse Dies 12 Hours After Testing Positive for COVID
A co-worker told Jeff Sales he "didn't look great." Hours later, he was diagnosed with COVID-19 and his heart failed.
Damon Albarn apologizes to Taylor Swift for songwriting claims
The Los Angeles Times also hit back at Albarn over his "clickbait" explanation, releasing the full transcript from the interview via Twitter on Monday.
Meghan King launches YouTube series, goes on solo trip after split from Biden’s nephew: ‘Here’s to me’
Meghan King and President Joe Biden's nephew Cuffe Owens called it quits after two months of marriage.
Man Tracks Down and Confronts Gym Goer Who Took AirPods in Video Viewed Over 2M Times
A gym goer who recently stole another person's earphones was confronted at his home, in front of his mother.
Taiwan Watches Ukraine With Concern As U.S. Divided Over Best Response
In a statement to "Newsweek," Taiwan's Foreign Ministry called on relevant parties to resolve the dispute through diplomatic channels.
Podcaster sparks outrage, says he’d leave wife if she ‘lets herself go’ post-childbirth
"I’m going to tell her, once: ‘If you don’t get your s--t together.' ... If you can’t do that, I’m out," said "The No Filter Podcast" host Anthony Casasanta.
How an unremarkable alley-facing garage in West L.A. became a stylish ADU
This garage-turned-ADU feels like a luxurious getaway just steps from the E Line (Expo) train.
Julia Fox gives her and Kanye West a cringeworthy couple’s nickname
The "Uncut Gems" star is following in the footsteps of Bennifer, Brangelina and, of course, Kimye in her new relationship with the rapper.
Grace Kelly’s granddaughter Charlotte Casiraghi rides horse on Chanel runway
The brand's royal ambassador opened the show on horseback, but some on social media criticized the stunt.
Peter Dinklage Slams 'Snow White' Remake, Brands It 'F****** Backwards'
"Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage said he's "taken aback" by news of a live-action remake of Disney classic "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."
Fmr NYC police commissioner supports Eric Adams amid crime spike: 'The right man at the right time'
Bill Bratton joined Dana Perino and Bill Hemmer on 'America's Newsroom' Tuesday to discuss NYC Mayor Eric Adams' plan to combat violent crime.
2021 was one of Earth’s hottest years, but how do scientists know?
Brittany Matthews responds to criticism over Chiefs champagne incident
It's Brittany Matthews' postgame celebration and she'll pop champagne if she wants to.
Youngkin’s biggest issue is abortion, not masks
A Senate bill could have profound implications for reproductive rights in the state.
When Was ‘The Gilded Age’? All About the True Story Inspiring HBO’s New Show
Is Mrs. Astor related to Titanic's John Jacob Astor?!? (Spoiler: yes.)
Commerce Department Survey Uncovers ‘Alarming’ Chip Shortages
Increased demand for the semiconductors that power cars, electronics and electrical grids have stoked inflation and could cause more factory shutdowns in the United States.
Manufacturers have less than five days’ supply of some computer chips, Commerce Department says
A new Commerce Department report highlighted the severity of a global shortage that has hobbled manufacturing and fueled inflation for more than a year, and that defies easy solutions.
‘Born for it’: How Joe Schoen got ready to rebuild the Giants
The Giants' new general manager has been thinking about this opportunity since he was in college, and to those who know him, that preparation is evident in everything he does.
New York Post, SNY launching video partnership
Daily videos appearing on both and will encompass a wide spectrum of New York sports, featuring news, highlights, opinions and interviews pertaining to all of the region’s relevant teams.
Do I really need to get a COVID-19 booster? CDC real-world study supports effectiveness
A U.S. study finds waning effectiveness of initial series of COVID vaccines, plus difference in delta and omicron variants reactions to the shots.
Netflix’s ‘Perfect Strangers’ Arabic remake sparks calls to ban it in Egypt — and a debate about Arab society
The film was number one in several Middle Eastern countries but also prompted lawsuits, with one Egyptian MP saying: "We should ban Netflix."
Putin vows support for China over Winter Olympics diplomatic boycott
Russia President Vladimir Putin called the US-led diplomatic boycott of next month's Winter Olympics in Beijing "demonstrative" before lamenting what he called the "politicization of sport."
SAT exam is going digital, will be shorter by 2024
The upcoming changes will boost the exam's relevancy as more colleges make standardized tests optional for admission, according to the administrators.
‘And Just Like That…’ Did Steve Brady Dirty
Everyone's favorite bartender from Queens is truly going through it.
Huge Black Mamba Appears Next to Snake Catcher's Face With Open Mouth
The snake catcher had to carry the highly-venomous snake with his bare hands through a tiny hole in a wall.
New space telescope reaches final stop million miles out
On command, the James Webb Space Telescope fired its rocket thrusters for nearly five minutes to go into orbit around the sun at its designated location, and NASA confirmed the operation went as planned.
6-Month-Old Baby Killed in Gun Battle on Streets of Atlanta
The infant's mother found herself between a gunfight involving people in two vehicles, and the bullet traveled into the back of her car and killed the child.
Google proposes a new way to track people around the Web. Again.
The search giant scrapped its original plan to rework how advertising on the web works. It's got a new set of ideas now.
Here's Every Change the SAT is Introducing By 2024
The new digital-only version of the SAT will begin being distributed internationally in 2023, with U.S. distribution beginning in 2024.
Chinese Residents Living 1 Mile From Olympic Village in Isolation Over COVID Concerns
Six neighborhoods in Beijing near the Olympic Village were placed under lockdown following a cluster of COVID-19 cases.
US downhill skier Breezy Johnson withdraws from Beijing Olympics with knee injury
Team USA will be without top women's downhill skier Breezy Johnson, who withdrew from the Beijing Olympics because of a knee injury.
Fox News footage shows mass release of single adult migrants into US
EXCLUSIVE: Large numbers of single adult illegal immigrants are being released and transported into the U.S. in Texas via a small, unmarked office in a parking lot, video caught by Fox News on Sunday shows.
Sacramento Mountains Checkerspot Butterfly Should Be an Endangered Species, USFWS Says
The butterflies now only survive in two isolated clusters and in very low numbers.
Glenn Youngkin just showed us why he’s already going full Trumpist on schools
The new Virginia governor is playing to those who crave maximal social conflict.
Glenn Youngkin just showed us why he’s already going full Trumpist
The new Virginia governor is playing to those who crave maximal social conflict.
Woman, 51, fatally struck on UES was Spence School teacher: sources
Shruti Udeshi, 51, was in the crosswalk at East 76th Street and Third Avenue just after 6:30 a.m. Monday when she was struck by an Audi sedan, according to cops and police sources.
Tourist thrown out of Venice for sunbathing topless on war memorial
A Venice tourist from the Czech Republic who was sunbathing topless on a war memorial was fined $513 and banned from the city for 48 hours.