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The lawyer for a leading accuser of R. Kelly says prosecutors shouldn't have dropped charges against Kelly before his appeals of federal criminal convictions were resolved. The singer is seen here in a courthouse in Chicago. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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An R. Kelly victim says Chicago prosecutor made a mistake in dropping sex abuse case

Jerhonda Pace, who was part of a successful federal case against Kelly in New York as well as the case in Illinois, says Kelly is still fighting to appeal his federal conviction.

Police in Bloomfield, N.J. are looking for the suspect who hurled a Molotov cocktail at the entrance of a synagogue early Sunday morning. Surveillance video shows him wearing a ski mask and skull and crossbones top. Bloomfield Division of Public Safety hide caption

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The FBI has arrested a man suspected of firebombing a New Jersey synagogue

After a three-day search, officials have taken a 26-year-old into custody, saying he "maliciously" attempted to destroy Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield. The state is no stranger to antisemitic threats.

RowVaughn Wells stops in front of the casket of her son Tyre Nichols at the start of his funeral service at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday. Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean via AP, Pool hide caption

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Tyre Nichols' funeral in Memphis brings calls for justice

The Rev. Al Sharpton, who delivered the eulogy, called for justice for Nichols and lamented the fact that Nichols was killed in the same city where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968.

In this photo provided by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, its members search for a radioactive capsule believed to have fallen off a truck being transported on a freight route on the outskirts of Perth, Australia, on Saturday. AP hide caption

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A tiny but dangerous radioactive capsule is found in Western Australia

The round, silver capsule the size of a pea had been lost in transit last month on the Great Northern Highway in Western Australia. It was found Wednesday outside the mining town of Newman.

This picture taken on January 12, 2023 in Toulouse, southwestern France shows a smartphone and a computer screen displaying the logos of the Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and their parent company Meta. LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The tide appears to be turning for Facebook's Meta, even with falling revenue

CEO Mark Zuckerberg told investors the social media company is restructuring for "efficiency" and plans to become more "nimble." The company's stock surged.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference after the Fed's meeting on Nov. 2, 2022, in Washington, D.C. The Fed raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point on Wednesday, its smallest increase in 11 months. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Fed raises interest rates by only a quarter-point after inflation drops

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter-percentage point as part of its ongoing effort to fight inflation. Price hikes have begun to ease, but the Fed says inflation is not yet tamed.

Australian $5 notes are pictured in Sydney on Sept. 10, 2022. King Charles III won't feature on Australia's new $5 bill, the nation's central bank announced Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, signaling a phasing out of the British monarchy from Australian bank notes, although he is still expected to feature on coins. Mark Baker/AP hide caption

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Australia's central bank says it will remove the British monarchy from its bank notes

Australia's central bank says its new $5 bill would feature an Indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III. But the king is still expected to appear on coins.

Kyle Rittenhouse appears in court as he is found not guilty on all counts on Nov. 19, 2021, at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis. A federal judge in Wisconsin on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a man shot and killed by Rittenhouse during a protest in 2020 can proceed against city officials, police officers, Rittenhouse and others. Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP hide caption

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A lawsuit can proceed against Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, a federal judge rules

A federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled that a civil rights lawsuit filed by the father of a man shot and killed by Rittenhouse can proceed to the next phase.

Tom Brady says he's retiring from the NFL, and this time he means it. "I won't be long-winded," the quarterback said. "You only get one super-emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year." Julio Aguilar/Getty Images hide caption

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Tom Brady retires from the NFL, 1 year after retiring from the NFL

"I'm retiring. For good," Brady said. The record-shattering quarterback released the message on Feb. 1, the same date he announced his retirement from the NFL in 2022.

House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, leads his panel's first meeting in the new Republican majority — a hearing Wednesday titled, "The Biden Border Crisis — Part I." J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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In first GOP-led hearing about the border, witnesses paint sharply different pictures

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee blamed Biden administration policies for the record number of migrant apprehensions. Democrats accused them of fear-mongering and spreading misinformation.

A million people celebrated a papal mass in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on the second day of Pope Francis' visit to the conflict-torn country. Alexis Huguet/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass with million faithful in Democratic Republic of Congo

A rapturous reception as Pope Francis celebrates Mass with a million worshipers in the capital Kinshasa.

Pope Francis celebrates Mass with million faithful in Democratic Republic of Congo

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Sahar Pirzada chose to have an abortion in 2018 when she learned that her fetus had Trisomy 18, a rare genetic condition that almost always ends in miscarriage or stillbirth. Lauren Justice for NPR hide caption

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Muslim-American opinions on abortion are complex. What does Islam actually say?

Since the Supreme Court ended the constitutional right to an abortion, many Muslims Americans have been turning to their faith to try to figure out: What does Islam say about the issue?

Muslim-American opinions on abortion are complex. What does Islam actually say?

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Live updates: Power outages, school closures and flight cancellations pile up in Texas

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An Ohio couple's neo-Nazi home-school network shows a need for more controls, an official says

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The "Dissident Home School" network's lesson plans were shared online across a group of roughly 2,500 people. The state says it's investigating, but the law does not require home-schooling parents to submit their curriculum for review.

Longtime University of California women's swimming coach Teri McKeever (shown here in June 2012 while serving as U.S. Olympic team head coach) was fired on Tuesday following an investigation into alleged harassment, bullying and verbally abusive conduct, the school said in a statement. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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UC Berkeley fires swim coach Teri McKeever over misconduct allegations

Teri McKeever led the school to four NCAA team titles and is the first woman to coach the U.S. Olympic women's swim team. The school cited violations of anti-discrimination policies and verbal abuse.

Vice President Harris (center) marches across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 6, 2022, in Selma, Ala., to commemorate the 57th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Elijah Nouvelage/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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It's Black History Month. Here are 3 things to know about the annual celebration

The annual celebration started out in 1926 as Negro History Week and expanded to Black History Month in the 1970s. This year's theme is "Black Resistance."

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