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February 2019 Archives

Jussie Smollett Facing Felony Charge for Filing False Police Report

Television star Jussie Smollett, best known for his role as Jamal Lyon on the Fox series Empire, was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of filing a false police report. Smollett had previously told police that he was attacked on January 29 outside his apartment by two men who yelled racial and homophobic slurs.

Trump Declares National Emergency Over Border Wall

President Trump has declared a national emergency on the Mexican border in a move to access billions of dollars previously unobtainable to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. Critics have voiced concern over the president's latest move, which appears to clash with the separation of powers doctrine. 

El Chapo Convicted, Faces Life in Prison

Joaquin Guzman Loera, the Mexican drug kingpin better known as El Chapo, was convicted on all charges following a three-month trial in New York this week. The charges included drug trafficking, weapons charges, and money laundering. The top count of running in a criminal enterprise carries a life sentence.