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Black guests on Fox News perfectly explain why Jussie Smollett’s assault claims were so believable

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Fox News contributors Rochelle Ritchie and Richard Fowler on Friday schooled the network about why Jussie Smollett’s story seemed so believable to people in the black and LGBT communities.

Ritchie started off by talking about the experiences that black people have every day with white people calling the police on them for utterly frivolous reasons.

“We have seen multiple times in which he have been victims,” she said. “When you have black people having the police called on them for having a barbecue, for going to the pool with socks on, for studying in their dormitory, it’s not hard and it’s not inconceivable to think that something could potentially happen.”

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Fowler then chimed in to say black people in Chicago in particular have had reason to mistrust police in the past, as evidenced by the case of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager who was gunned down by a Chicago police officer whom a jury determined had lied about his justification for opening fire.

“People were very slow in the black and LGBTQ community to believe the Chicago Police Department at face, because after the Laquan McDonald cover up, people were like, ‘I know there’s a break of trust between communities of color and police,” he said.

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Pence knew about and actually participated in Trump’s apparent Ukraine extortion plot: report

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Vice President Mike Pence is seemingly complicit in President Donald Trump's apparent extortion and bribery plot, based on the transcript of a press conference the VP held in Poland on September 2. At issue is a whistleblower's complaint that the White House refuses to release. It is believed it says Trump repeatedly threatened to withhold military aid from Ukraine until, or in exchange for, that country digging up and handing over dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. There is no evidence any dirt was found or even exists.

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UK braced for key court ruling on parliament suspension

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Britain's Supreme Court will rule on Tuesday whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in suspending parliament, in a seismic case that could have profound implications for Brexit and the country's constitutional foundations.

If the verdict goes against Johnson, it could see parliament rapidly reassemble and would inevitably trigger questions about his position, having unlawfully advised Queen Elizabeth II to suspend parliament.

It would be the latest hammer blow to his plans for taking Britain out of the European Union on October 31, and pile huge pressure on his minority government.

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Seoul confirms 4th swine fever case — and asks North Korea for cooperation

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South Korea confirmed its fourth case of African swine fever on Tuesday, as Pyongyang was yet to respond to Seoul's request to make joint efforts to tackle the deadly animal disease.

The latest case was confirmed at a farm in Paju, a city near the inter-Korean border where the nation's first case was recorded, according to Seoul's agriculture ministry.

South Korea has culled around 15,000 pigs since the first case was reported on Sept 17.

"We have carried out an immediate culling and are proceeding with an epidemiological investigation," the ministry said in a statement, adding that some 2,300 pigs were being raised at the affected farm.

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