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EXPLAINER: What charges does Jussie Smollett face at trial?

Nov. 29, 2021 19:03 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The twists, turns and oddities of the legal saga surrounding Jussie Smollett’s claim in 2019 that he was the target of a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago have culminated in an actual trial, which enters its first full day of testimony Tuesday. ...

Georgia sheriff asks judge to dismiss charges against him

Nov. 29, 2021 16:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The use of a restraint chair by an Atlanta-area sheriff does not amount to excessive force under any clearly established law and federal charges against him should be dismissed, his lawyer argued Monday. A federal prosecutor countered that Clayton County...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Nov. 29, 2021 10:04 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Nov. 24, 2021. Editorial: Attacks on books at Iowa schools are dispiriting and wrong; the attack on educators is worse A rash of complaints mostly about sexual content in Des Moines-area public school library books was cause, for...

Some states dropping 'dehumanizing' terms for immigrants

Nov. 27, 2021 15:13 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Luz Rivas remembers seeing the word on her mother’s residency card as a child: “alien.” In the stark terms of the government, it signaled her mother was not yet a citizen of the U.S. But to her young daughter, the word had a more personal...

Bayern Munich's AGM ends in tumult over Qatar sponsorship

Nov. 26, 2021 13:37 PM EST

Bayern Munich’s annual general meeting ended in tumult with members yelling and booing the club’s directors for refusing to discuss its sponsorship arrangements with Qatar. “We are Bayern! You are not!” irate fans chanted at club president Herbert Hainer, chief...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 24, 2021 11:55 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 21 The Chicago Tribune on the aftershocks of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict: What a seismic difference a trial has made to public and media perceptions of Kyle...

Public nuisance laws in opioid cases give hope to both sides

Nov. 24, 2021 09:06 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A jury's finding this week that three major pharmacy chains are responsible for contributing to the scourge of opioid addiction in two Ohio counties may be just the beginning of a protracted legal battle that ultimately could leave the communities no better off. ...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 22, 2021 09:17 AM EST

Detroit News. Nov. 20, 2021. Editorial: Panel must obey clearly written redistricting law There’s no wiggle room in the language of the constitutional amendment that established the Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission. The law states...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 22, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Akon Beacon Journal. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Reckless and misguided. Hudson’s Roegner joins Shubert’s unnecessary rhetoric on schools If conservative causes are as righteous as so many believe, why do some proponents increasingly distort facts,...

LGBTQ, sex ed books bring group, protests to Wyoming library

Nov. 20, 2021 10:13 AM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — For the last four months, people have been protesting the presence of sexual education and LGBTQ books in the children’s and teen sections of the Campbell County Public Library. It’s reflective of a larger national trend. Across the country,...