Actor Jussie Smollett was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten on the streets of Chicago by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, police said.
Chicago's ABC7 television reported that the 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett staged being physically assaulted because he was being written out of the television show. Police say there is no evidence to back that claim.
A doctor, a policeman and the attacker among four dead in the shooting at the Mercy Hospital in Chicago. Another shooting in Denver leaves one person dead and three others wounded.
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