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Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? Socialite and ex-girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein goes on trial
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Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? Socialite and ex-girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein goes on trial

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has gained global notoriety as the former girlfriend and social companion of the convicted pedophile and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Now, after more than a year in federal custody, she faces trial on sex trafficking charges in New York. The 59-year-old has pleaded not guilty to all counts. Maxwell is charged…MORE

Trial of Jussie Smollett, accused of lying to police about an alleged hate crime, opens with jury selection
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Trial of Jussie Smollett, accused of lying to police about an alleged hate crime, opens with jury selection

The long road in the Jussie Smollett case finally reached trial Monday in Chicago, more than two years after police first alleged the actor lied about being the victim of a hate crime and wrongfully diverted weeks of investigative manpower. The former “Empire” actor, who is Black and gay, has repeatedly denied staging an attack…MORE

Beverly Hills police say they’re investigating anti-Semitic flyers distributed one night before the beginning of Hanukkah
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Beverly Hills police say they’re investigating anti-Semitic flyers distributed one night before the beginning of Hanukkah

Police in Beverly Hills, California, have launched an investigation after residents received anti-Jewish hate speech flyers ahead of the first night of Hanukkah, the department said Sunday. The flyers were likely distributed overnight in what police are calling a “hate incident,” according to a statement from the Beverly Hills Police Department. Police said they received…MORE

Prosecution links Ghislaine Maxwell to Jeffrey Epstein, while defense says she is being blamed for his actions
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Prosecution links Ghislaine Maxwell to Jeffrey Epstein, while defense says she is being blamed for his actions

Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein created a “pyramid scheme of abuse” by offering cash to poor underage girls, luring them into a web of sexual abuse, prosecutors said Monday in opening statements of Maxwell’s criminal trial. Prosecutor Lara Pomerantz told jurors that in the 1990s, Maxwell would procure girls for Epstein via the “ruse” of…MORE

A University of Nevada Las Vegas student dies days after participating in fraternity charity boxing match
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A University of Nevada Las Vegas student dies days after participating in fraternity charity boxing match

A University of Nevada Las Vegas student died just days after participating in a fraternity’s charity boxing match where he collapsed soon after the fight, according to statements from the university and his family’s attorney. In what the school described as “a tragic incident,” Nathan Tyler Valencia, 20, died Tuesday, four days after participating in…MORE

When a worker shortage closed her favorite restaurant’s dining room, a retiree grabbed an apron to help
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When a worker shortage closed her favorite restaurant’s dining room, a retiree grabbed an apron to help

When the dining room of an Ohio great-grandmother’s favorite restaurant closed because of staffing shortages, she grabbed an apron without hesitation. “I was here opening day and have been a regular,” Bonnie August, 81, told CNN, at the Culver’s restaurant in Findlay. “I have my favorites as far as custard, I think we all do.…MORE

A man was killed by a stray bullet while eating Thanksgiving dinner with family, authorities say

A man was killed by a stray bullet while eating Thanksgiving dinner with family, authorities say

A stray bullet struck and killed a 25-year-old man who was eating Thanksgiving dinner with his family in Norristown, Pennsylvania, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. Edilberto Miguel Palaez Moctezuma was sitting at the table eating Thanksgiving dinner with family in a home on Arch Street when a single bullet…MORE

Police identify 2 brothers killed in a shooting at a Nashville apartment. A suspect is also dead

Police identify 2 brothers killed in a shooting at a Nashville apartment. A suspect is also dead

Nashville police have identified the brothers killed in a shooting at an apartment complex Friday night as Zacquez Sherrell, 18, and Tavarius Sherrell, 15. The teens’ 40-year-old mother, their 16- and 20-year-old sisters and their 13-year-old brother were all wounded. All are expected to recover. Police also have identified one of two suspects as 29-year-old…MORE

Waukesha held a moment of silence Sunday, one week after a man plowed a vehicle through a Christmas parade
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Waukesha held a moment of silence Sunday, one week after a man plowed a vehicle through a Christmas parade

The city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, held a moment of silence and lit the city up in blue Sunday, marking one week since a man drove a vehicle through a city Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring scores of others. The moment of silence took place at 4:39 p.m. local time, and city officials commemorated…MORE

Question of the Day

Nov 29

Q: 10-percent of pet owners say they have one of these at home for their pet… A: First-aid kit

Nov 24

Q: Nearly 40% of adults say they plan to do this at the Thanksgiving table this year? A: Wear Stretchy Pants

Nov 23

Q: A new survey asked what’s the item you’re mostly likely to forget to buy for Thanksgiving dinner. The number item was cranberry sauce. What was the least forgotten item?   A: Alcohol.