Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead

DEER GROVE, Ill. (Reuters) – The Happy Spot was a little depressed. Dozens of corn farmers and those who sell

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One levee breached, others overflowed in rain-soaked Central U.S.

(Reuters) – The skies cleared over the storm-battered Central United States on Friday, but flooding fears continued as rain-swollen rivers

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Jussie Smollett lawyers sued by alleged hoax accomplices

(Reuters) – Two Nigerian-American brothers wrapped up in Jussie Smollett’s Chicago hate-crime hoax sued the “Empire” actor’s lawyers on Tuesday,

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Deadly storm knocks out power in U.S. South, threatens east coast

(Reuters) – Severe storms that killed three people in the U.S. South moved eastward on Friday, causing widespread power outages

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Tornadoes kill at least three children as massive storm sweeps U.S. South

(Reuters) – Tornadoes killed at least three children in the U.S. South, authorities said on Sunday, as a massive storm

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Charges against Jussie Smollett dropped, was ‘vilified’ over alleged hoax: lawyer

(Reuters) – Illinois prosecutors on Tuesday dropped charges that accused “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett of staging a phony hate crime

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Actor Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 counts of lying to Chicago police

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Television actor Jussie Smollett, arrested last month on a single charge of perpetrating a hate-crime hoax, has

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Singer R. Kelly due in court Saturday on sexual assault charges

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly, who for years has faced allegations that he abused women and underage

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