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Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail for staging hate crime
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Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail for staging hate crime

Mar 11th 2022, 10:22 AM 15,833 Views 13 Comments

Smollett was also ordered to pay $120,106 in restitution to the city of Chicago.

US actor Jussie Smollett found guilty over staged racist hate crime
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US actor Jussie Smollett found guilty over staged racist hate crime

Dec 10th 2021, 6:53 AM 21,180 Views 0 Comments

Smollett was found guilty of five counts of disorderly conduct for falsely telling police he was the victim of a hate crime in 2019.

US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defence
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US actor Jussie Smollett takes the stand in his own defence

Dec 6th 2021, 10:00 PM 20,131 Views 0 Comments

Smollett is facing charges accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself and lying to Chicago police about it.

Man tells court actor Jussie Smollett recruited him and brother to fake attack
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Man tells court actor Jussie Smollett recruited him and brother to fake attack

Dec 2nd 2021, 8:56 AM 10,894 Views 0 Comments

Abimbola Osundairo said the actor asked him and his brother ‘to fake beat him up’.

Brothers told Chicago police how Jussie Smollett allegedly staged hoax
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Brothers told Chicago police how Jussie Smollett allegedly staged hoax

Dec 1st 2021, 7:31 AM 23,386 Views 0 Comments

A former detective told a court he initially viewed Smollett as the victim of a homophobic and racist attack.

Victim of US serial killer John Wayne Gacy identified
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Victim of US serial killer John Wayne Gacy identified

Oct 26th 2021, 7:12 AM 27,742 Views 2 Comments

Francis Wayne Alexander would have been 21 or 22 years old when Gacy killed him sometime between early 1976 and early 1977.

Covid vaccine stand-off between Chicago mayor and police union sparks dueling lawsuits
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Covid vaccine stand-off between Chicago mayor and police union sparks dueling lawsuits

Oct 16th 2021, 1:25 PM 26,321 Views 0 Comments

A judge has banned a police union president from making public statements on the city’s Covid-19 policy.

US pharmacist arrested for selling vaccine cards for $10 each
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US pharmacist arrested for selling vaccine cards for $10 each

Aug 17th 2021, 10:31 PM 31,149 Views 40 Comments

He was selling them for $10 each.

Chicago Police release footage of officer fatally shooting 13-year-old boy
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Chicago Police release footage of officer fatally shooting 13-year-old boy

Apr 16th 2021, 9:53 AM 56,131 Views 102 Comments

Footage reveals 13-year-old Adam Toledo dropped a handgun and raised his empty hands.

Actor Jussie Smollett faces six new charges over claim he was victim of hate crime
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Actor Jussie Smollett faces six new charges over claim he was victim of hate crime

Feb 11th 2020, 10:37 PM 19,135 Views 0 Comments

Smollett was previously charged with lying to police but they were subsequently dropped.

13 wounded, four critically at house party shooting in the US
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13 wounded, four critically at house party shooting in the US

Dec 22nd 2019, 1:13 PM 22,610 Views 0 Comments

Shots were fired just after 12.30am (6.30am Irish time).

R Kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to 15-year-old Aaliyah
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R Kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to 15-year-old Aaliyah

Dec 6th 2019, 9:33 AM 44,983 Views 0 Comments

Kelly was 27 when he married a then 15-year-old R&B singer Aaliyah in 1994.

Actor Jussie Smollett suing city of Chicago for 'malicious prosecution'
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Actor Jussie Smollett suing city of Chicago for 'malicious prosecution'

Nov 21st 2019, 9:39 AM 16,250 Views 20 Comments

The Empire actor says the city should not seek payment from him to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland
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'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland

Oct 18th 2019, 1:05 AM 4,230 Views 1 Comment

Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray underlined the confidence within Joe Schmidt’s squad.

Kenya's Kosgei shatters Radcliffe world record in Chicago Marathon
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Kenya's Kosgei shatters Radcliffe world record in Chicago Marathon

Oct 13th 2019, 6:03 PM 8,693 Views 10 Comments

Mo Farah finished 8th in the men’s race.

Nine-year-old child charged with five counts of first-degree murder after fire in US
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Nine-year-old child charged with five counts of first-degree murder after fire in US

Oct 9th 2019, 8:20 AM 37,518 Views 0 Comments

Three children and two adults died in the fire in April.

Two Chicago mothers who were anti-gun violence activists shot dead in south of city
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Two Chicago mothers who were anti-gun violence activists shot dead in south of city

Jul 31st 2019, 11:11 AM 55,145 Views 51 Comments

Police don’t believe Chantell Grant or Andrea Stoudemire were the intended targets of last Friday’s shooting.

R Kelly denied bail on federal sex crimes charges
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R Kelly denied bail on federal sex crimes charges

Jul 17th 2019, 7:22 AM 8,943 Views 0 Comments

The singer was arrested last week on suspicion of having sex with underage girls and recording it.

Singer R Kelly arrested on federal sex crime charges
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Singer R Kelly arrested on federal sex crime charges

Jul 12th 2019, 7:44 AM 14,060 Views 0 Comments

The counts include child porn, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice.

Baby boy who was cut from his mother's womb with a butcher's knife during attack in Chicago dies
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Baby boy who was cut from his mother's womb with a butcher's knife during attack in Chicago dies

Jun 14th 2019, 10:28 PM 53,053 Views 7 Comments

Police say his mother, who was nine-months pregnant, was strangled.

R Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related crimes
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R Kelly charged with 11 new sex-related crimes

May 30th 2019, 9:33 PM 18,665 Views 0 Comments

Some charges carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious against him.

Judge grants media request that Jussie Smollett's criminal case file be released
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Judge grants media request that Jussie Smollett's criminal case file be released

May 23rd 2019, 10:52 PM 23,320 Views 37 Comments

The judged ordered that the file be unsealed but it has not yet been released.

US police question three people after baby taken from murdered pregnant teenager
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US police question three people after baby taken from murdered pregnant teenager

May 16th 2019, 9:27 PM 37,794 Views 39 Comments

The 19 year-old went missing in Chicago almost four weeks ago.

Chicago elects black, gay woman as mayor in historic vote
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Chicago elects black, gay woman as mayor in historic vote

Apr 3rd 2019, 12:08 PM 20,651 Views 54 Comments

Since 1837, Chicago voters have elected only one black mayor and one female mayor.

Tributes paid to Limerick GAA supporter John Hunt who has passed away aged 98
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Tributes paid to Limerick GAA supporter John Hunt who has passed away aged 98

Mar 31st 2019, 7:38 PM 9,802 Views 9 Comments

The Athea native captured the hearts of the nation with his Late Late Show appearance last September.

Explainer: Why is Donald Trump asking the FBI to look into an alleged hate crime against a TV actor?
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Explainer: Why is Donald Trump asking the FBI to look into an alleged hate crime against a TV actor?

Mar 28th 2019, 3:31 PM 17,402 Views 34 Comments

Jussie Smollett achieved notoriety after being accused of fabricating a hate crime.

Chicago police chief and mayor hit out as actor Jussie Smollett cleared of all criminal charges
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Chicago police chief and mayor hit out as actor Jussie Smollett cleared of all criminal charges

Updated Mar 26th 2019, 9:48 PM 47,475 Views 37 Comments

Smollett’s lawyers released a statement today confirming the charges had been dropped.

Taoiseach says he doesn't want to be associated with actions of Conor McGregor
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Taoiseach says he doesn't want to be associated with actions of Conor McGregor

Mar 23rd 2019, 12:49 PM 84,442 Views 100 Comments

This time last week, Varadkar was somewhat overshadowed at the Chicago St Patrick’s Day parade.

New intelligence unit to assess threats to State security will be set up by the end of the year
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New intelligence unit to assess threats to State security will be set up by the end of the year

Mar 18th 2019, 8:15 AM 22,079 Views 28 Comments

Varadkar says Ireland is as prepared as any other country for a terror attack.

An unexpected guest and a luminous river: Leo ends St Patrick's trip not being centre of attention
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An unexpected guest and a luminous river: Leo ends St Patrick's trip not being centre of attention

Mar 16th 2019, 11:30 PM 56,695 Views 0 Comments

Varadkar finished off the final leg of his US trip walking in the Chicago parade and taking a boat trip down the river.

Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values'
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Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values'

Mar 16th 2019, 9:30 PM 24,210 Views 60 Comments

Varadkar said he and Pence have very different views on social issues, but says it’s better to engage with people rather than boycott them.

Taoiseach marches alongside Conor McGregor in Chicago's St Patrick's Day parade
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Taoiseach marches alongside Conor McGregor in Chicago's St Patrick's Day parade

Updated Mar 16th 2019, 5:33 PM 74,319 Views 18 Comments

Government officials were left surprised at McGregor’s appearance at the parade.

Taoiseach says climate change protests are 'welcome' and 'inspiring'
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Taoiseach says climate change protests are 'welcome' and 'inspiring'

Mar 16th 2019, 12:07 AM 10,044 Views 75 Comments

Earlier this month, the Taoiseach said he supported school students going on strike.

US actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying to police over attack
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US actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying to police over attack

Mar 14th 2019, 5:10 PM 11,951 Views 0 Comments

Police say Smollett staged the attack in a bid to gain publicity and a more pay.

Taoiseach heading to Washington DC for annual St Patrick's Day meeting with Donald Trump
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Taoiseach heading to Washington DC for annual St Patrick's Day meeting with Donald Trump

Mar 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,923 Views 45 Comments

Leo Varadkar will also travel to Chicago this year.

Jussie Smollett charged with 16 felony counts for allegedly lying to police
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Jussie Smollett charged with 16 felony counts for allegedly lying to police

Mar 9th 2019, 2:33 PM 16,429 Views 0 Comments

In a statement to the media, Smollett’s attorney Mark Geragos criticised the charges as “prosecutorial overkill”.

R. Kelly pleads not guilty as court documents outline alleged sexual abuse of three underage girls
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R. Kelly pleads not guilty as court documents outline alleged sexual abuse of three underage girls

Feb 25th 2019, 8:17 PM 12,548 Views 0 Comments

Bail for the R&B star has been set at $1 million.

R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse
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R Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

Updated Feb 22nd 2019, 6:50 PM 32,305 Views 0 Comments

Two more women have also accused R Kelly of sexually assaulting them as teens.

Empire producers cut Smollett from season's last episodes following his arrest
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Empire producers cut Smollett from season's last episodes following his arrest

Updated Feb 22nd 2019, 4:14 PM 47,217 Views 0 Comments

The show’s producers said they are placing their trust in the legal system.

Jussie Smollett paid $3,500 to stage attack because of 'dissatisfaction with his salary'
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Jussie Smollett paid $3,500 to stage attack because of 'dissatisfaction with his salary'

Updated Feb 21st 2019, 3:26 PM 44,011 Views 0 Comments

Police said today that the Empire actor also sent himself racist and homophobic hate mail.

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