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Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to Lying About Attack

CHICAGO — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago a few weeks ago. Lawyer Tina Glandian entered the plea on behalf...
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Liam Neeson Says He’s Not Racist, Explains Rage After Attack

NEW YORK — Liam Neeson says violence breeds violence and bigotry breeds bigotry. The 66-year-old actor appeared Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America," one day after he told an interviewer that he had violent thoughts about killing a black person after lea...
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San Francisco to Remove 19th Century Statue Some Call Racist

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco board has voted unanimously to remove a 19th century statue that activists say is racist and demeaning to indigenous people. "This has been a tough 30-plus years. But this is wonderful." — Dee Dee Ybarra, Ohlone tribal leader...
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Fox Exec: Up to ‘Simpsons’ Creators to Handle Apu Criticism

BEVERLY HILLS — Creators of "The Simpsons" have the freedom to handle the show's depiction of Indian shop owner Apu in the right way for their show, a top Fox executive said Thursday. Apu, the Kwik-E-Mart clerk who has sold expired food and ripped off custo...