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State’s Attorney Kim Foxx calls Jussie Smollett ‘washed up celeb who lied to cops’ in text message: report

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx described “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett as a “washed up celeb who lied to cops” in texts messages released Tuesday by her office in response to a public-records request by the Chicago Tribune.

Foxx compared Smollett’s case to her office’s pending indictments against R&B singer R. Kelly in text messages to Joseph Magats, her top assistant, on March 8, the paper reported

“Pedophile with 4 victims 10 counts. Washed up celeb who lied to cops, 16 (counts),” she wrote. “… Just because we can charge something doesn’t mean we should.”

Smollett, who is openly gay, had been indicted on 16 counts of disorderly conduct on suspicion that he staged a hate crime attack on himself. Foxx’s office eventually dropped the charges, creating a firestorm of protest from local officials.

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Foxx’s office made thousands of internal text messages and emails related to the Smollett case available to the paper in response to a public-records request.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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White supremacist gets life for running down black man

A white supremacist who ran down and killed a young black man in Oregon two years ago was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 28 years.

Russell Courtier’s sentencing came after jurors in March found Courtier, 40, guilty of murder, hit-and-run driving and the hate crime of second-degree intimidation in the death of 19-year-old Larnell Bruce, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported .

Courtier and Colleen Hunt were in a Jeep driven by Courtier in August 2016 when he was encouraged by Hunt to drive into Bruce after the two fought outside a convenience store in the Portland suburb of Gresham, authorities have said.

Prosecutors argued Courtier was motivated by his white supremacist beliefs — saying he was a member of the European Kindred white supremacist prison gang and was wearing the gang’s logo on his baseball cap and had its tattoo on his leg when he encountered Bruce.

Surveillance video showed Bruce standing outside the store when Courtier drove up and parked. A fight erupted, but it was not clear how it started, said prosecutor David Hannon.

The video then captured Bruce running down a street and a sidewalk in an attempt to get away from Courtier, who chased Bruce in the Jeep and hit him. Bruce died several days later.

Hannon called Courtier violent and “unapologetic” for his white supremacist views.

Bruce’s mother, Christina Miles, told Courtier in court that “you allowed the devil to misguide you and take the life of such a beautiful young spirit.”

Larnell Bruce Sr., the victim’s father, said he hopes Courtier spends his time in prison thinking about whether he wants his own son, who is 8, to grow up among white supremacists.

“That ideology that you have is not good for anybody,” Bruce said.

Courtier teared up in court, but did not speak during the sentencing because his lawyers said they advised him against doing so. He is already serving a four-year sentence for his role in a 2015 bar attack.

Hunt pleaded guilty to manslaughter, agreed to accept a 10-year sentence and was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday afternoon.

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‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner reveals social media criticism ‘contributed’ to depression

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Sophie Turner is opening up about her mental health struggles.

In a candid interview with Dr. Phil on his podcast — Phil in the Blanks — Tuesday, the “Game of Thrones” star revealed that she started suffering from depression when she was 17 years old, just four years after she began filming for the hit HBO show.

“I was so in love with [‘Game of Thrones’]… I couldn’t believe I was going to get paid for it… Everything was incredible,” Turner began to explain to Dr. Phil. “It only started to kind of go downhill I think when I started to hit puberty, really puberty though at like 17, and my metabolism was slowing down massively, and I was gaining weight, and there was social media scrutiny and everything — and that’s when it kind of hit me.”

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Asked if social media was what caused her depression, the 23-year-old actress emphasized that it was a contributing factor, but not the whole reason.

“I think it contributed. I wouldn’t say that was the main reason. I think it was some sort of chemical imbalance. I think it definitely was a bit of a catalyst.”

Turner explained that people would scrutinize her appearance and acting abilities, which affected her. “You see 10 great comments and you ignore them, but one negative comment and it just like throws you off.”

Since 2011, the star has played Sansa Stark on “Game of Thrones.”

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“… People used to say, ‘Damn, Sansa gained 10 lbs’ or ‘Sansa needs to lose 10 lbs or ‘Sansa got fat,'” she recalled. “It was just a lot of weight comments, or I would have spotty skin, because I was a teenager, and that’s normal, and I used to get a lot of comments about my skin and my weight and how I wasn’t a good actress and things like that.

“I would just believe it,” Turner continued. “I would just say, ‘Yeah, I am spotty. I am fat. I am a bad actress.’ I just believed it.”

When questioned by Dr. Phil on how the scrutiny affected her mindset going into work the following day, Turner explained that she would get the costume department “to tighten [her] corset a lot.”

“I just got very, very self-conscious,” she admitted. “… I’d be concerned about angles. I’d be concerned about my face. I have a big nose, and everyone used to love to tell me that, so I’d be like: ‘I don’t know how to angle myself.’ It would just affect me creatively. I couldn’t be true to the character because I was so worried about Sophie.”

Turner went on to tell Dr. Phil that her depression led her to be “withdrawn” when she wasn’t filming.

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“I had no motivation to do anything or go out. Even with my best friends, I wouldn’t want to see them, I wouldn’t want to go out and eat with them,” she revealed. “I just would cry and cry and cry over just getting changed and putting on clothes and be like, ‘I can’t do this. I can’t go outside. I have nothing that I want to do.’”

Thankfully, the star feels “much better” now. “I’ve been doing therapy at CAST Centers, actually. I’m on medication and I love myself now, or more than I used to, I think.”

She credits fiancé Joe Jonas for helping her as well. “I [sometimes] don’t think I love myself at all, but I’m now with someone that makes me realize that I do have some redeeming qualities, I suppose.

“And when someone tells you they love you every day, it makes you really think about why that is and I think that makes you love yourself a bit more. So yeah, I love myself.”

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Cher’s right, illegal immigration’s a ‘devastating problem,’ Katie Pavlich says

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Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich affirmed a recent tweet from singer Cher, who complained on Sunday that cities like Los Angeles sought to help “struggling immigrants” while their own residents suffered.

“She’s right,” Pavlich said while appearing on “The Story” on Tuesday. “Illegal immigration is a devastating problem when it comes to economics because it’s about limited resources — whether it’s health care, incarceration, police resources …”

Pavlich’s comments came amid a highly charged immigration battle in which government officials struggled to handle the massive influx of immigrants at the southern border where, as Pavlich pointed out earlier in the segment, federal law only allowed migrants to remain in custody for a matter of weeks.

The nation’s immigration system, Pavlich said, created a situation in which governments couldn’t provide for their own people because they had to deal with migrants released from U.S. custody.

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“It’s a matter of governments not being able to provide for people who are citizens in their cities right now, and now we’re dumping thousands of people into those cities and expecting them to have humane conditions for these people.”

President Trump has long stressed the financial cost that illegal immigration inflicts on U.S. communities and, like Cher, he has fretted over the tradeoff on resources for American citizens.

Trump, who has received intense criticism from Cher, tweeted on Monday that he “finally” agreed with the singer.

Amid a political stalemate with Congress over immigration reform, the president proposed placing migrants in sanctuary cities when the law required the U.S. remove them from custody.

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“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only,” Trump tweeted last week.

Congressional Democrats attacked that plan as “a bizarre and unlawful attempt to score political points.”

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The Latest: Ex-general vying for Indonesia president votes

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The Latest on Indonesia’s presidential and legislative elections (all times local):

8:30 a.m.

President candidate Prabowo Subianto has voted in Indonesia’s presidential and legislative elections and says he confident of winning despite polls showing that he trails President Joko Widodo by up to 20 percentage points.

After voting, Subianto, a former special forces general, echoed his campaign themes of a weak Indonesia at risk of disintegration.

Speaking in English, he said “I promised that we will work for the good of the country. If it’s chaos or not it’s not coming from us, but I guarantee that we don’t want to be cheated anymore, that Indonesian people don’t want to be cheated anymore.”

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7 a.m.

Voting is underway in presidential and legislative elections in Indonesia, the world’s third-biggest democracy, after a campaign that pitted the moderate incumbent against an ultranationalist former general.

The first votes were cast in easternmost provinces after polling booths opened at 7 a.m. followed an hour later by central regions such as Bali and then the capital Jakarta and western provinces. Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago of 17,000 islands, has three time zones.

About 193 million people are eligible to vote in polls that will decide who leads the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. The campaign pit President Joko Widodo against Prabowo Subianto, a former general from the Suharto military dictatorship era.

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Florida woman breaks back, foot after jumping off pier to rescue boy from riptide: report

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A woman reportedly broke her back and her foot when she jumped into the water to rescue a boy who was struggling against a rip current in Florida on Saturday.

Hanna Pignato reportedly heard the boy’s mother screaming while working as a waitress at Joe’s Crab Shack in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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The 19-year-old decided to step in to help and quickly jumped off the pier where the restaurant is located.

“I surf and I swim, so I thought, I can get to that kid,” Pignato told Fox 35 Orlando. “I don’t even remember taking off my shoes and then I just jumped.”

However, a sandbar was right below the pier where Pignato jumped. She landed on a spot that had less than 3 feet of water and she broke her foot and her back immediately.

She told the outlet she felt “excruciating pain, excruciating pressure, agony,” but she still tried to swim to the boy.

“I wasn’t gonna give up but I knew I wasn’t going to save him at that point, which really broke my heart and I was just broken hearted,” she said.

According to a GoFundMe page set up by her friends, Pignato swam towards the boy until she saw someone else rescue him. She had to be rescued out of the water herself before she was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The GoFundMe page said she fractured her lower back in three places and broke the top of her right foot and her right heel.

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According to the page, Pignato doesn’t have insurance and lives in a third-story apartment without access to an elevator, so she will be spending the next few months at home and won’t be able to work.

“She has an amazing support system and is overwhelmingly appreciative of everyone who has been, and will be there for her. Thank you infinitely,” the page said.

Pignato told Fox 35 Orlando that she’s been overwhelmed by the support and encouragement she’s had.

“So many people are reaching out to me, from all over, and I didn’t think that just trying to help somebody, I would get so much love, that’s not what I was trying to do, I was just trying to help him,” she told the outlet.

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Trump predicts ‘Crazy Bernie Sanders,’ ‘Sleepy Joe Biden’ will be 2 Dem ‘finalists’ in 2020 race

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President Trump offered his thoughts Tuesday night on which two Democratic contenders he thinks will be left standing in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

Out of the crowded pool of contenders, Trump predicted on Twitter that former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders will be the final two in the battle to be the party’s nominee.

“I believe it will be Crazy Bernie Sanders vs. Sleepy Joe Biden as the two finalists to run against maybe the best Economy in the history of our Country (and MANY other great things)!” he wrote. “I look forward to facing whoever it may be. May God Rest Their Soul!”

While Sanders, I-Vt., confirmed in February that he would be running again for president, Biden has yet to formally enter the race.

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The president’s prediction came after he targeted Sanders in a separate tweet, speaking about the lawmaker’s finances.

“Bernie Sanders and wife should pay the Pre-Trump Taxes on their almost $600,000 in income,” Trump wrote. “He is always complaining about these big TAX CUTS, except when it benefits him. They made a fortune off of Trump, but so did everyone else – and that’s a good thing, not a bad thing!”

Shortly ahead of a Fox News town hall Monday night, Sanders’ presidential campaign released his 2018 returns. According to the figures, Sanders and his wife Jane paid a 26 percent effective tax rate on $561,293 in income, and made more than $1 million in both 2016 and 2017. Nearly $400,000 of his income last year came from book sales.

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Sanders later fired back at the president for his remarks, tweeting that Trump seemed “scared of our campaign.”

“He should be,” he continued.

Fox News’ Jennifer Earl and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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Conway, talking Mueller report, says media loves ‘palace intrigue’

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Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday to expect the president to react to Thursday’s release of the redacted Mueller report while downplaying it.

“I would say that that that’s sort of the latest iteration of the palace intrigue stories that the media, the mainstream media tend to love to run around here,” Conway said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report, with some redactions, is set to be released to the public and Congress on Thursday morning, the Justice Department announced.

Mueller last month submitted his more than 300-page report to the Justice Department for review by Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Barr released a four-page summary he’d prepared, stating that the special counsel found no evidence of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russians during the 2016 presidential election.

Democrats are still demanding to see the full unredacted report. President Trump said he has moved on, insisting that the report exonerated him.

Conway accused the media of trying to divide Trump and staff. She said the full report will further prove the president did not collude with Russia.

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Fox News’ Brooke Singman and Jake Gibson contributed to this report.

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Yuma, Arizona mayor declares emergency over migrant situation

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An Arizona mayor on Tuesday declared an emergency in the city he represents due to what he said was the strain caused by the incoming flow of migrants.

Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls shared the news on Facebook, explaining that he “proclaimed a local emergency” in the city “due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system.”

He went on ask for the federal government to step in and provide assistance.

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“I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid,” the post said.

Nicholls, in a video, laid out his reasoning behind the declaration, saying that he ultimately feels that its what’s best for both Yuma and the incoming migrants.

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Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls on Tuesday said he declared an emergency in the city he represents due to the strain caused by the incoming flow of migrants. (Mayor Douglas Nicholls/Facebook)

“So it’s with a heavy heart that I declare that we’re at this point but it is something that I believe we need to do to make sure that our community is maintained and that the human rights of all the migrants are also maintained and that we have a path forward that respects both,” he said.

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The city of Yuma, Ariz., also tweeted about the proclamation, citing Nicholls, claiming that released migrants were coming into the area faster than they were leaving.

The move by the local official comes after President Trump declared a national emergency at the nation’s southern border earlier this year.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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5 jailhouse romances that raised eyebrows

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They’ve snagged headlines across the country — notorious criminals or suspects in gruesome crimes falling in love while behind bars. Here are five examples.

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Amanda Knox sitting before being interviewed on the set of ABC News’ “Good Morning America” in New York City, in January 2014. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly, File)

Amanda Knox

It’s a tried and true tradition, as for instance, in Vice, Amanda Knox talked about a special friendship she had with a female inmate, which was about companionship more than anything else.

“I can do things to you that no man can,” Knox said a drug-dealing woman told her in seduction.

“I was cautiously friendly. We walked the perimeter together. She told me she was a lesbian and I told her I was straight,” Knox wrote about the fellow inmate.

Knox made headlines in 2007 after she was accused of killing her roommate Meredith Kercher in the apartment they shared with two other students in Perugia, Italy. Knox was found guilty in 2009 but acquitted and freed in 2011 after spending nearly four years in prison. She returned to the United States after the 2011 ruling that freed her, but she was sentenced in absentia to prison again in 2014 – until Italy’s highest court overturned that decision in 2015, ending the possibility of future trials.

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Karla Homolka served over a decade in prison for the murders of three teen girls, including her sister. (REUTERS/Zoran Milich, FIle)

Karla Homolka

One of Canada’s most notorious female criminals, Karla Homolka, released from prison in 2005 after serving 12 years, had a similar story; she was in a same-sex relationship with inmate Lynda Véronneau.

Homolka served 12 years for the rapes, torture and murders of three teenage girls, including her younger sister. Homolka told the court and psychiatrists she was a battered wife who took part in the rapes and murders to protect herself and her family.

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Lauren Jenai, the multi-millionaire co-founder of CrossFit, is set to marry a childhood crush, Franklin Tyrone Tucker. (Facebook/Monroe County)

Lauren Jenai

Recent examples still exist.

The multimillionaire co-founder of CrossFit is set to wed her childhood crush — who is currently jailed for allegedly stabbing someone to death at a treehouse shanty in 2017.

Lauren Jenai, who founded the popular exercise regimen with her then-husband Greg Glassman, reconnected with childhood pal Franklin Tyrone Tucker on Facebook after her messy split from the fitness guru. The friendship soon turned romantic, and the two decided to wed at the Monroe County jail where Tucker has awaited trial for murder. Jenai said that, when the two reconnected, they hadn’t seen each other in 30 years, since they were children growing up in Philadelphia.

Jenai, who reportedly sold up to $20 million in CrossFit shares as a result of her 2013 divorce, said she didn’t plan to implement a prenup in her marriage to Tucker.

“Our relationship is very open and we are a team,” she said. “I trust him. I love him. My house is his house. A prenup feels a little inappropriate.”

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Parkland massacre gunman Nikolas Cruz wrote love letters from jail to a woman in the United Kingdom detailing his desire to get married and have children named after guns. (AP, File)

Nikolas Cruz

That seems more realistic than the tale of Parkland massacre gunman Nikolas Cruz, who wrote love letters from jail to a woman in the United Kingdom detailing his desire to get married and have children named after guns, while also contemplating death and the death penalty — all while avoiding writing a single word about the 17 people he confessed to killing on Feb. 14, 2018. Cruz’s handwritten letters were peppered with drawings and misspelled words and addressed to a woman named “Miley,” a cyber-supporter who helped start the Facebook group “The First Victim,” in reference to Cruz.

“I also want to know if you would be at my trial or [illegible]. I’m hoping you are because I really want to meet you and it would make me happy,” Cruz wrote.

Cruz said in one letter that talking about the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School “would be a bad idea,” but advised Miley to listen to Foster the People’s song “Pumped Up Kicks,” about a school shooting. It included the lyrics: “All the other kids with the pumped up kicks/You’d better run, better run, outrun my gun.”

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The Menendez Brothers found love in jail. (AP, File)

Lyle and Erik Menendez

After murdering their mother and father, Lyle and Erik Menendez spent nearly a million dollars of their parents’ money taking lavish vacations, buying expensive cars — and, apparently, watching the New York Knicks.

The Menendez murder unfolded in August 1989 and the brothers weren’t arrested until March 1990.

The brothers have been serving life sentences for killing their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, in their Beverly Hills mansion.

They still found love: Lyle is onto his second wife in prison; Erik has just one wife who has never had anything more than possible phone sex with him, as news.com.au reported.

Love is special and unique for all, even for inmates in prison.

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