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If proven, Smollett allegations could be a 'career killer'The case against Jussie Smollett could do more lead to a conviction for the "Empire" star _ some experts see the allegations he orchestrated an attack designed to look like a hate crime as dealing a potentially fatal blow to his career
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In this Friday, Feb 15, 2019 photo, Gordon Jones, senior military curator for the Atlanta History Center, looks around at the Atlanta Cyclorama, an enormous painting more than 100 years old, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Cyclorama depicts charging horses, wounded soldiers, cannon blasts and smoke as Union troops defeated Confederate forces and then torched much of the city. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)
Cyclorama to be unveiled again amid diverging views of pastAs cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, an enormous painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta from the American Civil War will soon reopen to the public.
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018 file photo, sixteen-month-old Ethan Dvash-Banks, left, and his twin brother, Aiden, play in the living room of their apartment in Los Angeles. A federal judge in California has ruled that the twin son of gay couple Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother. District Judge John Walter said Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, that the State Department was wrong to deny citizenship to 2-year-old Ethan Dvash-Banks. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Judge grants citizenship to twin son of gay coupleA federal judge in California has ruled that a twin son of a gay couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother
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"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, center, is escorted to a gate as he leaves Cook County jail following his release, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago. Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct and filling a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, a police official said. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
The Latest: Lawyer call Smollett man of character, integrityLawyers for Jussie Smollett say the Chicago Police Department put on an "organized law enforcement spectacle" when its superintendent detailed its findings about the alleged attack on the "Empire" actor.
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th congressional race, makes a statement before the state board of elections calling for a new election during the fourth day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th congressional district voting irregularities investigation Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N.C. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House raceNorth Carolina's elections board orders new election in the nation's last undecided congressional race
The Associated Press8 hours ago
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, center, is escorted to a gate as he leaves Cook County jail following his release, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago. Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct and filling a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, a police official said. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
Case against Jussie Smollett resembles detailed movie scriptProsecution's case against Jussie Smollett resembles detailed movie script
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Mountains are blanketed with snow as traffic makes its way slowly through Cajon Pass on the I-15 near Hwy 138 in Phelan, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register via AP)
Rare snow dusts Vegas strip, sticks to LA-area foothillsWinter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought snow to places it rarely falls, dusting casino marquees on the Las Vegas Strip and sticking at very low elevations on the foothills around Southern California.
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with then Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, left, and as California Gov. Jerry Brown listens during a visit to a neighborhood impacted by the wildfires in Paradise, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the Trump administration is engaging in "political retribution" by trying to take back $3.5 billion granted for the state's high-speed rail project. The Democratic governor says President Donald Trump is reacting to California suing over Trump's emergency declaration to pay for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
White House ends California talks on mileage disputeThe Trump administration says it has broken off talks with California in a dispute over mileage standards, moving the two closer to a possible court battle that threatens to roil the auto industry
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation afterparty in New York. A police official says "Empire" actor is now considered a suspect "for filing a false police report" and that detectives are presenting the case against him to a grand jury. Smollett told police he was attacked by two masked men while walking home from a Subway sandwich shop at around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29. He says they beat him, hurled racist and homophobic insults at him and looped a rope around his neck before fleeing. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Prosecutors: Smollett paid brothers $3,500 for staged attackTwo brothers who told police that Jussie Smollett paid them $3,500 to help stage an attack on himself were linked to the actor through the "Empire" television series, and court documents allege one of the men provided Smollett with designer drugs
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, a committee of the Oregon House of Representatives debates a bill in Salem, Ore., that would make Oregon the first state to impose mandatory rent controls statewide. The committee on Wednesday rejected proposed amendments that would make certain parts of the state exempt from the bill. The bill sailed through the Senate and Gov. Kate Brown expects the pioneering legislation to reach her desk for her to sign. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
Oregon housing squeeze sets stage for statewide rent controlOregon is poised to become the first U.S. state to impose mandatory rent controls
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this courtroom sketch, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, appears in from before Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. with his attorney Jack Prior at Cook County Court, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago. Smollett has made his first court appearance on charges that he falsely reported being beaten by two men last month in downtown Chicago. The judge set bond at $100,000, meaning that Smollett must post $10,000 to be released. Police say the 36-year-old actor staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career. Smollett said little during the hearing, except to state his name. (AP Photo/Tom Gianni)
A look at why brothers in alleged hoax appear off the hookTwo brothers who played key roles in what Chicago police say was a staged attack on Jussie Smollett are so far walking away legally unscathed
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Syracuse Police Chief Kenton T. Buckner speaks during a news conference about Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim, in Syracuse, N.Y., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle, police say. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)
Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highwayPolice say Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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