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Smollett Declines to Speak at Sentencing in Staged Attack

CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett declined to make a statement during his Thursday sentencing hearing for lying to police in a staged hate crime, saying he agreed with his attorney’s advice to remain quiet. Smollett’s attorneys asked Cook County Judge James Linn to limit the sentence to community service, arguing that the former “Empire”…

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Home Depot sales climb again, but DIY frenzy may be cooling

Home Depot’s sales continue to surge, though same-store sales appeared to come back to earth after a year in which the home improvement chain outperformed expectations repeatedly. For the three months ended August 1, sales climbed to $41.12 billion from $38.05 billion. Chairman and CEO Craig Menear said in a prepared statement Tuesday that this…

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Judge to Hear Motions to Toss Georgia Ballot Review Case

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge who last month ordered absentee ballots in Georgia’s most populous county to be unsealed as part of a lawsuit alleging fraud during the November election is now set to hear arguments over whether the case should be dismissed. Originally filed in December, the lawsuit says there is evidence of fraudulent…

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Biden, Harris Offering Solace to Grieving Asian Americans

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris offered solace to Asian Americans and a reeling nation on Friday as they visited Atlanta just days after a white gunman killed eight people, most of them Asian American women. The visit, during a nationwide spike of anti-Asian violence, has added resonance with the presence…

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Steve Harvey to host NFL Honors

Emmy® Award-winning personality, producer and talk show host STEVE HARVEY will take the stage as host of NFL HONORS on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the FOX Theatre in Atlanta. The two-hour primetime awards special recognizing the NFL’s best players, performances and plays from the 2018 season will air nationally at 9 PM ET/PT on CBS. Steve Harvey is a TV…

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