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Police Official: Smollett Suspected of Lying About Attack

Police Official: Smollett Suspected of Lying About Attack

By Don Babwin | Feb 20
Chicago detectives suspect that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett filed a false police report when he said he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in downtown Chicago late last month, a police official said Wednesday.

Watch: Piece 'a' Prejudice Pizza? Little Caesar's Worker Fired After 'Gay' Receipt

Watch: Piece 'a' Prejudice Pizza? Little Caesar's Worker Fired After 'Gay' Receipt

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 20
Two men who placed an order at a Little Caesar's Pizza in Henrico Country, Virginia, found that the word "Gay" had been printed on their receipt.

Out University Student Hugged by Gay NFL Player: "It Felt Like Acceptance."

Out University Student Hugged by Gay NFL Player: "It Felt Like Acceptance."

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 20
The first openly gay football player to be drafted by the NFL, Michael Sam, told students at the University of New Mexico about his experiences - and shared the kind of support that he himself has received.

High Court Won't Take Case of Ex-Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock

High Court Won't Take Case of Ex-Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock

Feb 20
The Supreme Court is declining to get involved in the corruption case against former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock.

Chicago Prosecutor Recuses Herself from Jussie Smollett Case

Chicago Prosecutor Recuses Herself from Jussie Smollett Case

By Don Babwin | Feb 20
Chicago's top prosecutor recused herself from the investigation into the attack reported by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett shortly after police requested another interview with the actor.

Police Dismiss Tip Smollett, 2 Brothers Together in Elevator

Police Dismiss Tip Smollett, 2 Brothers Together in Elevator

By Don Babwin | Feb 20
Chicago police have dismissed a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men, he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe.

Virginia District Split Over Ending Transgender Bathroom Ban

Virginia District Split Over Ending Transgender Bathroom Ban

By Ben Finley | Feb 20
A Virginia school district that has drawn national attention for its transgender bathroom ban appeared starkly divided Tuesday over the prospect of ending the policy.

Jussie Smollett Gave False Information in 2007 Case

Jussie Smollett Gave False Information in 2007 Case

Feb 20
A California misdemeanor complaint against Jussie Smollett shows the actor was accused of identifying himself as his younger brother in 2007 when a Los Angeles police officer pulled him over on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Newsom makes history with trans staff hire

Newsom makes history with trans staff hire

Feb 20
California Governor Gavin Newsom has made history by hiring a transgender man as part of his administration's communications team. JP Petrucione is believed to be the highest-ranking, out, transgender appointee in state history.

'What a Talent': Celebrities React to Death of Lagerfeld

'What a Talent': Celebrities React to Death of Lagerfeld

Feb 19
Some reaction to the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.

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