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Prosecutors to begin case against Jussie Smollett in Chicago

CHICAGO -- Testimony is set to begin Tuesday in the trial of ex-"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who prosecutors say staged a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago but whose defence attorney says is "a real victim" of a "real crime.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'The Lost Daughter' wins big at 31st Gotham Awards

NEW YORK -- Maggie Gyllenhaal's Elena Ferrante adaptation "The Lost Daughter" won four Gotham Awards including best feature film at the 31st Gotham Awards, the annual New York independent film celebration that serves as a boozy kickoff to Oscar season.
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Appeals court to weigh Trump arguments to withhold records

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyers will try to persuade a federal appeals court to stop Congress from receiving call logs, drafts of speeches and other documents related to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S.
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Jurors at trial in Daunte Wright slaying go under microscope

MINNEAPOLIS -- When attorneys begin sifting through potential jurors on Tuesday in the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer who says she meant to use her Taser instead of her gun when she killed Daunte Wright, they'll take a hard look at their attitudes toward policing, protests, and the Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter movements.
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Myanmar court postpones verdict for ousted leader Suu Kyi

A court in Myanmar postponed its verdict on Tuesday in the trial of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to allow testimony from an additional witness.
The court agreed with a defence motion that it allow a doctor who had previously been unable to come to court to add his testimony, a legal official said.
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U.S. intelligence community 'struggled' to brief Trump, CIA study says

The U.S. intelligence community "struggled" to brief U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in 2016, achieving "only limited success" in educating and developing a relationship with the incoming president, according to a newly released unclassified history of the transition period published by the CIA's in-house academic centre.
 

Home of Marilyn Manson searched in abuse investigation

LOS ANGELES -- Authorities searched the home of rocker Marilyn Manson on Monday after allegations of physical and sexual abuse by several women.
Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Eva Jimenez said a search warrant was served on the home of Manson, whose legal name is Brian Hugh Warner.
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Dallas Smith named entertainer of the year, takes three trophies at CCMA Awards

LONDON, ONT. -- Dallas Smith was the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Association award show Monday night, nabbing three trophies including entertainer of the year at a splashy live-streamed event in front of thousands of in-person spectators.
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'This is profound': Scientists create self-replicating robots from frog cells

TORONTO -- Scientists in the United States have created robots that can spontaneously self-replicate in what they’re calling a “profound” discovery.
The study, published on Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science,found thatthese computer-designed and hand-assembled organisms called “xenobots” can reproduce in a method not seen in plants and animals.
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Two people were arrested Monday morning after blockading an access road used by the company building a gas pipeline on traditional Indigenous territories in northern B.C. 
RCMP arrested about 30 Wet'suwet'en members and supporters — along with two photojournalists — in the same area on Nov.
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Elizabeth Holmes accuses ex-lover, business partner of abuse

SAN JOSE, CALIF. -- Disgraced entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes described herself as the abused puppet of her former lover and business partner Sunny Balwani in tearful testimony Monday, part of her attempt to refute accusations that she lied about a flawed blood-testing technology she had hailed as a major breakthrough.
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A shopkeeper in a small B.C. community has been ordered to pay nearly $99,000 to a former employee he repeatedly harassed and offered cash for sex.
Wooyoung Joung, who also goes by Aiden or Kai, fired the young woman after she rejected his $2,000 proposition and then snuck onto her property multiple times when she filed a discrimination complaint against him, according to a recent decision from the B.C.
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