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FILE - In this March 26, 2019 file photo, actor Jussie Smollett smiles and waves to supporters before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. A decision is expected on a motion in federal court Tuesday, Oct. 22 by Smollertt's lawyer asking that the city of Chicago's lawsuit against him requesting costs of investigation be dismissed.(AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
Judge allows Chicago suit against Jussie Smollett to proceedA federal judge has refused to dismiss Chicago's lawsuit against former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
On the fifth day of the Chicago Teachers Union strike, Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters after visiting Chicago Public Schools students at a contingency site, James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club in Chicago, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Chicago teachers' strike highlights support staff shortagesDemands by striking Chicago teachers for more nurses, librarians and social workers are highlighting concerns that resonate in high-poverty school districts elsewhere around the country where shortages of support staff leave educators feeling stretched
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
US endorses tobacco pouches as less risky than cigarettesTobacco pouches from Swedish Match win first FDA endorsement for a "reduced-risk" alternative to smoking
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE-In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 file photo, Former President Jimmy Carter answers questions during a news conference at a Habitat for Humanity project, in Nashville, Tenn. Carter has been hospitalized after an another fall at his home in Plains, Ga. A statement from The Carter Center says Carter suffered "a minor pelvic fracture" on Monday, Oct. 21 but remains in good spirits and looks forward to recovering at home. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Jimmy Carter hospitalized after fall at Georgia homeFormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized with a pelvic fracture after a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A helicopter makes a water drop as flames threaten homes on a ridgeline as a wildfire threatens homes in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Blackouts possible again as fire danger looms in CaliforniaLess than two weeks after blacking out much of Northern California, Pacific Gas & Electric is warning it might shut off power to about a half-million people
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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