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Chicago Police Release Jussie Smollett Investigation File

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1:01pm 3/27/2019 at 1:01pm
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The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is not holding back its anger over the State’s Attorney dropping all charges and sealing the case of the alleged race crime hoax that involved Empire actor Jussie Smollett.

CPD released all of its investigation files on Smollett’s case.

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Charges Dropped Against Jussie Smollett in Chicago

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 11:22am 3/26/2019 at 11:22am
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Cook County prosecutors have decided to drop disorderly charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett “for allegedly staging a phony attack and claiming he was the victim of a hate crime.” More from TMZ:

Jussie and his lawyers ran to court Tuesday morning in Chicago, where he was facing 16 felony counts of...

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‘Seattle is Dying’ Special Shows a City Gripped by Homelessness and Drug Abuse

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:00am 3/20/2019 at 7:00am
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Seattle is in the midst of a crisis. Tent camps have become a common sight, along with homeless people, many of whom suffer from drug addiction, mental illness or both. We recently ran a post about the frustration of police officers in Seattle and how some of them are even resigning...

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Disney Rehires Controversial Director James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 4:00pm 3/16/2019 at 4:00pm
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In a surprising twist, James Gunn will be returning to helm the director’s chair once again for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

James Gunn became infamous in July of last year as the result of dozens of rancid and offensive tweets in which Gunn made crude...

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Trump: ‘Making Daylight Savings Time Permanent is O.K. With Me’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 1:30pm 3/13/2019 at 1:30pm
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We turned our clocks forward Saturday before bedtime for Daylight Savings Time (DST), which left us with one hour less of sleep on Sunday. Most of us dragged ourselves around the final day of the weekend. A lot of us also complained about the time change on social media, including politicians.

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Jussie Smollett Indicted by Grand Jury on 16 Felony Counts

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7:00pm 3/8/2019 at 7:00pm
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A grand jury in Cook Country has indicted Empire star Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts for filing a false police report.

Smollett had only received one felony charge for this last month. He claimed two white men in MAGA hats attacked him, yelling racist slurs.

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No, There Is No Empowerment To Be Found in Period Blood Displays

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 9:32pm 3/6/2019 at 9:32pm
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Gross! A 26-year-old California sex coach who goes by Demetra Nyx splattered pictures of herself smeared with menstrual blood all over Instagram to celebrate her “beautiful and powerful” periods.

She said:

I used to spend my time worrying about what other people thought of me… And yet. It turns out none of that was...

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University’s ‘Hawaiian Day’ Deemed Culturally Insensitive

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 9:30am 3/2/2019 at 9:30am

This happened at the University of South Dakota Law School. Can you blame people in South Dakota for wanting to celebrate Hawaii in winter?

The College Fix reports:

‘Hawaiian Day’ party deemed offensive, leis banned as ‘culturally insensitive’

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Rotten Tomatoes Won’t Show ‘Want to See’ Ratings After People Trash Captain Marvel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00am 2/27/2019 at 7:00am

Rotten Tomatoes had an option for people to vote on movies they want to see before the release. Since people have trashed Captain Marvel and Star Wars: Episode XI, the movie rating site has decided to remove it as a way to fight so-called trolls.

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The LEGO Movie 2: Adulthood vs. Maturity in Art and Entertainment

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 4:00pm 2/23/2019 at 4:00pm
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Last weekend I saw the long-awaited sequel to The LEGO Movie. In spite of a gratuitous cameo by a LEGO Ruth Bader Ginsberg late in the movie, I quite enjoyed it. In my review for Geeks Under Grace I talked about how the film as a whole was continuing the franchise’s exploration...

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Jussie Smollett Under Arrest on Felony Charge for Filing False Police Report

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 8:32am 2/21/2019 at 8:32am
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Empire actor Jussie Smollett turned himself into the Chicago Police Department early Thursday morning after the Cook County States Attorney charged him with a class 4 felony on Wednesday for filing a false police report.

CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson said “Smollett paid $3,500 to stage the attack because he was dissatisfied with...

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Delta removes Diet Coke napkins inviting passengers to pass their phone number to “plane crush”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:30pm 2/20/2019 at 7:30pm
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Last year at this time, Delta joined the anti-second amendment mob and announced it was ending discounts for NRA members.

The Georgia Senate promptly ended the corporation’s generous tax breaks.

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Meghan Markle Backs Campaign to ‘Decolonize’ UK Curriculum from ‘Male, Pale, and Stale’ Professors

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 1:00pm 2/19/2019 at 1:00pm
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Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, the wife of Prince Harry, is backing a campaign to “decolonize” the British curriculum by getting more women and ethnic minorities to join the faculties instead of “male, pale, and stale” professors,...

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WWII Sailor in Iconic Times Square Photo Passes Away at 95

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 18, 2019 at 12:00pm 2/18/2019 at 12:00pm
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George Mendonsa, the sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square after WWII, has passed away at age 95.

Mendonsa claimed he was the sailor in the iconic photo, but could never convince Life magazine.

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Liam Neeson’s Dark Night of the Soul

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 4:00pm 2/17/2019 at 4:00pm
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In an obscure night
Fevered with love’s anxiety
(O hapless, happy plight!)
I went, none seeing me
Forth from my house, where all things quiet be

These are the words of St. John of the Cross’s poem titled “The Dark Night.” The poem describes the unknowability of God and the necessity to take a step into...

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Bloomingdale’s Caves, Pulls Fake News T-Shirt After One Complaint

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7:00am 2/12/2019 at 7:00am
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Oh good Lord. Now I want one!

WPIX reporter Allison Kaden complained to Bloomingdale’s on Twitter over a Fake News t-shirt, which led to the famous department store pulling the item.

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Ghostbusters 3: A Surprisingly Small Reaction to a Highly Anticipated Sequel

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Just a few weeks back, a surprise teaser dropped that should’ve brewed a larger reaction than it did. The long-awaited sequel to the Ghostbusters franchise was announced with an accompanying teaser trailer on January 16th with the vague promise that some of the original actors from the first two films would...

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