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Jussie Smollett breaks his silence as damning new evidence suggests he orchestrated 'hate crime' attack

Lawyers for Jussie Smollett released a statement late Saturday explaining the star actor is "angered and devastated" by new reports that allege Smollett colluded with two Nigerian brothers to orchestrate a homophobic and racist attack against him.What did

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Brothers tell police 'Empire' actor paid them to orchestrate and stage attack: Source

Detectives are trying to corroborate and confirm the account of brothers.

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Parents of Kelsey Berreth believe she was killed in a custody dispute

It's been almost three months since Kelsey Berreth's toddler has seen her mom. Three months since anyone has seen the Colorado mother alive.

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Stephen Miller: 'Couple hundred miles' of border wall to be built by 2020

White House adviser Stephen Miller said Sunday that hundreds of miles of a new border barrier will be constructed by 2020.

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Sources: Evidence suggests Smollett orchestrated attack

Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.

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WATCH: Fire spews from New York City manhole

Flames spew from a manhole in New York City after people in the area reported several explosions.

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Shooter in deadly Illinois rampage was not supposed to own a gun, police say

Gary Martin took a gun into work Friday, a pistol he didn't legally own.

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Anthony Weiner released from prison to federal re-entry program

Anthony Weiner has been released from prison and sent to a re-entry program in New York, according to Federal Bureau of Prisons records.

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Florida inmates use their criminal skills to rescue a baby locked in an SUV

An inmate in southern Florida used his criminal skills for a good cause.

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WATCH: Brothers tell police 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett paid them to stage attack

No one has been charged in connection with the case.

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Joe Biden disparages America as 'embarrassment' while speaking in Europe

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is reportedly mulling a run at the White House, described the United States as an "embarrassment" while speaking in Germany on Saturday.What did Biden say? Speaking at the annual Munich Security Conference, Biden sa

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Tiger found caged in abandoned home gets second chance at wildlife sanctuary

He now spends his days rolling around on the grass.

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Cory Booker rushed to judgement, immediately called Smollett attack a 'lynching.' Now he's changing his tune.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.Y.), who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, used harsh language to condemn the alleged attack on actor Jussie Smollett, which the mainstream media widely reported as a homophobic and racist attack. Now th

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116th North American International Toy Fair opens in New York City

The 116th North American International Toy Fair opened in New York City, displaying hundreds of thousands of toys to be released before the 2019 holiday season.

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Aurora gunman opened fire on his coworkers as soon as he lost his job

Illinois gunman Gary Martin brought a pistol to his termination meeting at the sprawling Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora. When he found out he'd been fired Friday, he started killing the people in the room, authorities said.

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Low wages and poor working conditions prompt nations' teachers to strike for change

Public educators in Oakland, California, appear next in line to strike.

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WATCH: Elizabeth Warren confronted at campaign stop for lying about Native American heritage

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, was reminded once again during a campaign stop in Georgia over the weekend that she lied about having Native American heritage. What happened? While speaki

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WATCH: Florida inmates help rescue baby after dad locks keys in car

A group of inmates on work duty in New Port Richey, Florida, came to the rescue of a father who accidentally locked his keys and his 1-year-old baby in his truck.

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Illinois shooting rampage highlights scourge of workplace gun violence

Gary Martin opened fire with a Smith & Wesson on the day he was fired from the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, Illinois, killing five workers and wounding five police officers.

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WATCH: 9,000 gallon gas tanker bursts into flames on highway

Authorities are investigating what may have caused the accident just south of Hartford, Connecticut.

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Lee Radziwill, stylish sister of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 85

Lee Radziwill, the stylish jet setter and socialite who made friends worldwide even as she bonded and competed with her older sister Jacqueline Kennedy, has died

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WATCH: 2 brothers charged with murder of missing 16-year-old Aranda Briones

Owen Shover, 18, and Gary Shover, 21, were charged on Friday in relation to the murder of Aranda Briones, of Moreno Valley, who has not been seen since Jan. 13.

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Four hostages, gunman die from 12-hour hostage standoff in Mississippi

Five people are dead, including the gunman, after a hostage standoff at a home that lasted 12 hours, authorities said.

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WATCH: Tiger found caged in abandoned home gets second chance at wildlife sanctuary

He now spends his days rolling around on the grass.

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WATCH: Parents accidentally lock their 1-year-old in their family SUV

Deputies enlisted the help of five inmates who were working nearby to break into the car and rescue the young child.

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WATCH: A year after Parkland shooting, activists say 'we're not done yet... not going away'

On "This Week," Martha Raddatz reflects on the mass school shooting that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida, one year ago.

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WATCH: Car flips over rockslide into a police cruiser

A car hits fallen rocks on a roadway and flips into a police cruiser at the scene, trapping the officer inside.

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Transgender bathroom ban may end, but transcript irks teen

A transgender teen says his former high school is refusing to update the gender listed on his transcript

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WATCH: Two Clydesdales fall through ice on a frozen lake

Firefighters rescued the draft horses and got them back onto land.

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WATCH: Drug agent lied in fatal no-knock raid: Chief

Killed in the Jan. 28 raid were homeowners Dennis Tuttle, 59, and his 58-year-old wife, Rhogena Nicholas.

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