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Special prosecutor reviewing alleged attack on Jussie Smollett months after charges dropped

Chicago, IL (ABC) — A special prosecutor is now investigating the alleged attack on actor Jussie Smollett. Charges against the actor were dropped in March, but police stand by their conclusion that Smollett orchestrated the attack on himself. Here’s ABC’s Elizabeth Hur. Categories: Digital Exclusives and Features, Entertainment News, National News

BET Awards to honor Nipsey Hussle; Cardi, Lil Nas to perform

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP MUSIC WRITER

Nipsey Hussle, the late rapper who was a respected and beloved community activist in South Los Angeles, will be honored at the 2019 BET Awards with the Humanitarian Award. The posthumous honor will be presented Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The rapper is also nominated for best hip-hop male artist at the awards show. Born Ermias…

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ creators and stars discuss the show becoming a symbol of resistance, struggle for women’s rights

By AUDE SOICHETandALLIE YANG

When Natalie Bronfman, the head costume designer for Hulu’s massive hit series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” created, along with former head costume designer Ane Crabtree, the blood red cloak worn by stars Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley and other handmaids characters, she said she “never had any idea” her design would become a cultural icon. The cloaks have become a symbol of protest for…

Activists say they’re accepting nothing less than Medicare for all

By ADIA ROBINSON

The healthcare proposal dubbed Medicare for all first gained traction as a campaign promise from Sen. Bernie Sanders in his 2016 presidential run. The largest nurses union in the country, National Nurses United, actively campaigned for the policy then and has ramped up its grassroots push on the cause in recent months. ABC News Correspondent David Wright examined the debate over transitioning to Medicare for all on ABC’s “This Week”…