R. Kelly emerges from his Chicago studio on February 22.

R. Kelly’s Friend Who Paid Bail Received Bomb Threat

Another bizarre twist in the charges and controversy surrounding R. Kelly.
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Stephon Clark ruling sparks protests in Sacramento.

Tears, Anger, Protests After Ruling in Stephon Clark Killing

The investigation took a year.
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White bars of a jail cell.

Hazardous Conditions Prompt Call for New D.C. Jails

Leaking roofs and unsanitary conditions are among the things found in D.C.‘s jails.
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'People Are Thirsty by Nature' Says Pastor Keith A. Battle (Watch)

"Infidelity doesn't start in the bed, it starts in conversations" says the author of "Side Chickology."
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D.C. Police

WATCH: Man Fires Shots in Broad Daylight in Southeast D.C., Injuring 2

Surveillance video shows a man jumping out of an SUV and firing several rounds.
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'Black Panther' Makes Oscar History Twice for Diversity

"We now have the first. Finally the door is wide open," the costume designer Ruth E. Carter said.
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R Kelly Charged with 10 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse

Michael Avenatti said he recently gave prosecutors new video evidence of Kelly having sex with an underage girl.
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'Empire' Producers Cut Smollett From Season's Last Episodes

CHICAGO (AP) — The producers of the TV show "Empire" said Friday that Jussie Smollett's character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season "to avoid further disruption on set" after Smollett was accused of faking a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in Chicago. "While these...
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Prosecutor: Actor Gave Detailed Instructions for Fake Attack

Police said Smollett planned the hoax because he was unhappy with his salary and wanted to promote his career.
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Police: Smollett Sent Racist Letter to Himself

Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report.
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