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For nearly 2 months, news organizations reported that a $3,500 check made out to two Chicago brothers by Jussie Smollett was payment for a hoax hate crime attack. But now the brothers confirm the check was in fact for a training program.

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Jussie Smollett is facing serious prison time after a Chicago grand jury returned a 16 count indictment against the disgraced actor for filing a false report of a hate crime and making other false statements to police.

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Judge Julie Kocurek

An intense manhunt is underway for a gunman who ambushed and shot a Texas judge in the driveway of her Austin home late Friday.

Travis County District Judge Julie Kocurek was returning home with "others" when a gunman stepped out of the shadows and shot her at about 10 p.m. No one else with the judge was shot.

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Lil Wayne Pee Wee Thugga

More charges have been added to rapper Young Thug's criminal complaint, the AJC.com reports.

Thugga, whose real name is Jefferey Lamar Williams, 23, was arrested by a joint task force that involved 2 local police agencies and the U.S. Marshal's office during a raid at his Sandy Springs home early Wednesday.

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