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Jussie Smollett Staged Hate Attack Because He Was Unhappy About His Salary, Police Say

Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged a fake hate crime attack on himself because he was unhappy about his pay on the hit Fox show, Chicago police said Thursday. “The stunt was orchestrated because he was dissatisfied with his salary,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters in a Thursday morning news conference. “Jussie Smollett took…
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal is right about transforming transportation — but we don't have to wait for its more ambitious goals

US Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey's Green New Deal is wildly ambitious and has sparked needed debate about solutions to global warming. The Green New Deal argues for sweeping changes to the nation's transportation system. Those sweeping changes would all be great — but they're also politically challenging and have set off distracting debates. Real change at a "good enough" level could start much sooner. The "Green New Deal" non-binding resolution introduced by Represen...
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Jussie Smollett paid $3,500 to stage his attack, hoping to promote his career, Chicago police allege

Actor Jussie Smollett paid $3,500 to stage an attack on himself last month, taking "advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career," Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson said Thursday.
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Police: Jussie Smollett Staged Attack To ‘Promote His Career’

CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett “took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career” when he made a false police report about an attack in Chicago, the city’s police superintendent said Thursday. Smollett also sent a racist and homophobic threatening letter to the Fox studio lot where he works in Chicago before the attack, Supt. Eddie Johnson said. He said Smollett was dissatisfied with his salary. Smollett turned himself in and was arrested early Thursday to fa...
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Police: 'Empire' actor staged attack to 'promote his career'

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago's police superintendent said Thursday.
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Police chief blasts Smollett for his actions

Chicago police announce the arrest of "Empire" star Jussie Smollett, stating the actor staged an attack to advance his career. The actor has denied playing a role in his attack, according to his attorneys.
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Jussie Smollett Mugshot Released by Chicago Police

Chicago police released the mugshot of Jussie Smollett Thursday after the actor was arrested and in custody of detectives. Smollett is facing criminal charges for allegedly filing a false police report. During a press conference Thursday morning, Chicago police officials asserted that Smollett set up a hate crime hoax because he was “dissatisfied” with his […]
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Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Staged Attack Because He Was ‘Dissatisfied With His Salary’

In a scathing rebuke, Chicago Police officials asserted Thursday that actor Jussie Smollett set up a hate crime hoax on Jan. 29 because he was “dissatisfied with his salary” on the Fox series “Empire.” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson presided over a press conference Thursday morning after Smollett turned himself in to police to face […]
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Jussie Smollett staged attack because he was unhappy with salary, police say

Empire actor handed himself into police on Thursday morningSmollett due in court Thursday on charges of lying to policeThe actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs because he was “dissatisfied with his salary” on the TV show Empire, Chicago police have said.Smollett “took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career”, Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a press conference on Thursday morning...
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PE-backed PRA buys Koncept Events

PRA, a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners, has acquired Koncept Events, an event planning company. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — PRA, a leading business event management company in the United States, announced that it has acquired Koncept Events of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Through eight strategic add-on acquisitions completed under CI Capital’s ownership, PRA has established an end-to-end event management company and enhanced its se...
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Jussie Smollett's supporters were quick to post to social media in the beginning. Now it's his doubters.

When Jussie Smollett said last month that two men using racial and homophobic slurs attacked him in Chicago, supporters of the actor almost immediately expressed their anger. Now that he's been arrested and faces a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report, his doubters are the ones being the most vocal on social media.
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Police: Smollett took advantage of racism for career

Chicago police announce the arrest of "Empire" star Jussie Smollett, stating the actor staged an attack to advance his career. The actor has denied playing a role in his attack, according to his attorneys.
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Police: 'Empire' actor turns self in to face charge

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.
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“Hearing” the Hammond Organ

The Hammond Organ was the first electronic musical instrument to become commercially successful. Just two years after it went on sale in 1935, major radio stations and Hollywood studios, hundreds of individuals, and over 2,500 churches had purchased a Hammond. The instrument had a major impact on the soundscape of both popular and religious musical life in the U.S., but it has been largely ignored by electronic music historians. Like the Telharmonium and theremin, whose own popular pasts are not...
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One for the Ages: Steve Thomas’ 2002-03 NHL Season

Throughout his entire 20-year NHL career, winger Steve Thomas had an uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time. His 78 career game-winning goals are more than Mario Lemieux, Marcel Dionne, Alex Delvecchio, Jari Kurri, Bryan Trottier, Jean Ratelle, Martin St. Louis, Darryl Sittler, or any number of other Hall of Famers, Stanley Cup-winners and All-Stars ever scored. The somewhat diminutive winger nicknamed “Stumpy” was a perennial “Johnny-on-the-spot” for his entire NHL career. T...
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Police: 'Empire' actor turns self in to face charge

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.
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Jussie Smollett Turns Himself In To Face False Police Report Charge

CHICAGO (AP) — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Smollett turned himself in at central booking and was arrested, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was scheduled to hold a Thursday morning news conference, ...
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‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett turns himself in to face charge

By DON BABWIN CHICAGO — “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Smollett turned himself in at central booking and was arrested, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was scheduled to hold a Thursday morning news confe...
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Jussie Smollett arrested for allegedly lying about Chicago attack

Empire actor hands himself in after being charged with lying to police when saying he was victim of racist attackThe actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police have said.Smollett, 36, who stars in the TV drama Empire, ignited a firestorm on social media by telling police on 29 January that two apparent supporters of Donald Trump had struck him, ...
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Jussie Smollett arrested by Chicago police for allegedly lying about attack

Empire actor hands himself in after being charged with lying to police when he said he was victim of racist attack in ChicagoThe actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police have said.Smollett, 36, an openly gay actor who stars in the TV drama Empire, ignited a firestorm on social media by telling police on 29 January that two apparent supporters ...
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The Curls – “Isn’t It Funny” (Feat. Sophagus)

Chicago psych-rock enthusiasts the Curls have released "Isn't It Funny," the lead single from their upcoming album Bounce House. This will be the group's first full-length release since 2017's Super Unit. However, the band did drop a couple one-off singles last year including "Tidal Wave" and last September's "Bad Boi." … More »
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Brendan Mathews's Playlist for His Short Fiction Collection "This Is Not a Love Song"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Booklist wrote of the book: "Mathews demonstrates in these stories an uncanny ability to inhabit characters with just a few well-crafted sentences. A master impersonator, Mathews...
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Blackhawks Clip Red Wings in OT – Kane Tallies 2 More

DETROIT — Patrick Kane scored two goals, including the game winner with 2:18 left in overtime, extending his point streak to 19 games and lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Dylan Larkin and Andreas Athanasiou scored two goals each for the Red Wings, who rallied from a 4-1 third-period deficit to tie it. But Erik Gustafsson found Kane alone to the right of the net in overtime, and the Chicago star beat goalie Jonathan Bernier for his 38t...
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Jussie Smollett turns himself in on claim of making false police report, Chicago police say

A spokesperson for Chicago Police shared early Thursday morning that Jussie Smollett had been placed under arrest.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Colorado Avalanche Bury Winnipeg Jets

DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Calvert scored 11 seconds apart in the third period, Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves in another strong performance and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Winnipeg Jets 7-1 on Wednesday night. Carl Soderberg, Mikko Rantanen, Tyson Jost, Gabriel Landeskog and A.J. Greer also scored to help Colorado win two in a row for the first time since late November. In addition, MacKinnon’s power-play goal snapped an 0-for-29 dry spell on the man advantage. Varlamov followed a 40...
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Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Last weekend I saw the documentary Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People. Pulitzer, as you probably know from the prize named after him, was a major newspaper publisher in the late 19th and early 20th century. He ran two papers, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The New York World. The World at one point took on massive proportions, including sheet music of the latest tunes and dress patterns of new fashion that one could make at home. The World was the Internet of the turn of the 20th century. The...
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Jussie Smollett Arrested, in Custody of Chicago Police

Jussie Smollett has been arrested and faces criminal charges for allegedly filing a false police report and for disorderly conduct. Chicago police tweeted Thursday morning that the “Empire” actor was under arrest and in custody of detectives. Smollett claimed that he had been attacked by two men on Jan. 29 — he said they beat […]
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'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett turns himself in to Chicago police

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.
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Jussie Smollett Arrested on Felony Charge, Accused of Faking Own Assault

The “Empire” actor was accused of staging the assault he reported as a hate crime to Chicago police in January.
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Jussie Smollett arrested and faces a felony charge for allegedly filing false police report

Actor Jussie Smollett, who is facing a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report claiming he was a victim of a hate crime in Chicago, is under arrest, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Thursday morning.
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