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Benjamin Crump social justice center to open at Florida law school

"Our country went through a national reckoning in the spring and summer of 2020. Ben Crump was at the center of that," the college's president said.
Image: Attorney Ben Crump
Image: Attorney Ben Crump
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Actor testifies that 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett asked him to carry out fake hate crime

Smollett, 39, is charged with six counts of felony disorderly conduct for making what prosecutors say was a false police report.
Image: Jussie Smollett
Image: Jussie Smollett

Eddie Mekka, 'Laverne & Shirley' actor, dies at 69

Mekka, best known for his role as Carmine Ragusa on the sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," died at his home in Newhall, California, his brother said.
Penny Marshall, Eddie Mekka, and Cindy William in “Laverne and Shirley.”
Penny Marshall, Eddie Mekka, and Cindy William in “Laverne and Shirley.”
3h ago

Mother of 9-year-old girl whose body was found stuffed in duffel bag in Oregon, was charged with murder.

Shawna Browning, 29, mother of Haley Mae Coblentz, and Browning's significant other, Lauren Harrison, 34, were charged with aggravated murder, police say.
Haley Mae Coblentz.
Haley Mae Coblentz.
3h ago

Hulu pulls 'Astroworld: Concert From Hell' documentary after backlash

The news special was produced by KTRK, ABC’s owned-and-operated local station in Houston.
The crowd watches as Travis Scott performs at Astroworld Festival at NRG park on Nov.  5, 2021 in Houston.
The crowd watches as Travis Scott performs at Astroworld Festival at NRG park on Nov.  5, 2021 in Houston.
3h ago

Abortion rights advocates in Mississippi strategize for a post-Roe world

“We’re not going to go underground,” a local advocate said as the Supreme Court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.
An anti-abortion protester makes his way through an abortion rights rally in Jackson, Miss., on Dec. 1, 2021.
An anti-abortion protester makes his way through an abortion rights rally in Jackson, Miss., on Dec. 1, 2021.

Abortion rights advocates in Mississippi strategize for a post-Roe world

NBC's Bracey Harris reports on how abortion rights advocates in Mississippi are strategizing for a potential world without Roe v. Wade after the Supreme Court seemed likely to uphold the state's abortion law.
Abortion rights advocates in Mississippi strategize for a post-Roe world
Abortion rights advocates in Mississippi strategize for a post-Roe world
3h ago

Sheriff says 'bro' video showing students flee classroom window during shooting likely detective, not shooter

The Oakland County Sheriff said, "More than likely, it was one of our plainclothes detectives and he may have been talking ‘bro’ in a conversational manner."
Image: People visit a makeshift memorial outside of Oxford High School on Dec. 1, 2021 in Oxford, Mich.
Image: People visit a makeshift memorial outside of Oxford High School on Dec. 1, 2021 in Oxford, Mich.

Michigan sheriff: Person at classroom door in viral video was not the gunman

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said the person at the door was not the gunman, identified as Ethan Crumbley, and was most likely a plainclothes detective who was trying to put the students at ease.
Michigan sheriff: Person at classroom door in viral video was not the gunman
Michigan sheriff: Person at classroom door in viral video was not the gunman
5h ago

Man with gun outside United Nations is in custody, NYPD says

The agency added there is no threat to the public.
Image: A man speaks with member of the NYPD outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York City
Image: A man speaks with member of the NYPD outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York City
6h ago

Fundraisers shut down for man convicted in Ahmaud Arbery murder

William "Roddie" Bryan, along with father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael, were found guilty last week in the fatal shooting last year.
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