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R Kelly seeks release from jail, cites coronavirus risk

Singer R Kelly has cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge to free him from a federal jail in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges.
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St. Patrick’s Day parades nixed, from New York to Dublin

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been postponed for the first time in its 258-year history because of coronavirus concerns.
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Jussie Smollett indicted on new charges related to alleged hate crime hoax

Actor Jussie Smollett is facing new charges related to allegations he staged a hoax hate crime last year.
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Coronavirus outbreak: 2nd US case confirmed in Chicago

The U.S. confirmed a second case of the new coronavirus from China on Friday.
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Professor calls campus police on student who won’t switch seats

A Ball State University professor called campus police after a student declined to switch seats during a Tuesday morning marketing class.

Health officials warn of measles exposure at 5 US airports

Five U.S. airports had travelers pass through with confirmed cases of measles this month, exposing an unknown number of fellow passengers to the highly infectious disease, according to health officials in those cities.
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Rapper treated for opioids during police search of plane

A federal agent who was at a Chicago airport to search a private plane that rapper Juice WRLD and his entourage had arrived in administered the opioid antidote Narcan to the performer, who briefly woke up incoherent but later died, authorities said Monday.
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No cash? Salvation Army now accepting mobile donations

With fewer people carrying cash, the Salvation Army is accepting Google and Apple Pay at its red kettles.

Topsail High band ready to march in the Windy City

For members of the Topsail High School marching band, Thanksgiving is about to get a little breezy.

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