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Judge firms up trial date for Smollett, won’t dismiss case (access required)

CHICAGO — A judge on Friday denied a last-ditch effort to dismiss a criminal case against actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying to police when he reported that he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago in January 2019. An attorney for the former “Empire” actor said Smollett's rights were being ...