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Friday March 11st, 2022 morning edition

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After an emotional day of testimony on both sides, actor Jussie Smollett has been sentenced to 150 days in jail in connection to a staged hate crime that occurred in Chicago in January 2019.

Smollett was convicted of lying to police about the staged attack, which he hired two brothers to help him undertake near his Streeterville apartment.

He also said that he believed Smollett orchestrated the attack to an exacting degree, rehearsing it extensively.

The judge said that he believed Smollett “craved attention” and that he faked the crime to “make yourself more famous.”.

The special prosecutor who brought the criminal case against Smollett that led to a guilty verdict against the actor asked a judge Thursday to include “an appropriate amount of prison time” when sentencing Smollett for his conviction of lying to police in a staged hate crime.

Jussie Smollett's brother, Joel Smollett, Jr., told the court that Jussie is “not a threat to the people of Illinois.

Smollett was convicted of lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack that he orchestrated himself or allow him to remain free. »

Coors Light to Become Largest U.S. Beer Brand to Ditch Plastic Rings

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Parent-company Molson Coors announced Tuesday that six-packs of its Coors Light brand would no longer come in the infamous plastic rings that trap marine life, CNN reported.

“We’re chill about a lot of things, but single-use plastic isn’t one of them,” Coors Light tweeted Tuesday.

Coors Light is the second best-selling U.S. beer brand after Bud Light. »

Democrats unveil plan to issue quarterly checks to Americans by taxing oil companies posting huge profits

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Democrats rolled out a plan to issue quarterly checks to Americans paid for with big oil profits.

Democrats introduced a bill on Thursday to tax the largest oil companies recording their biggest profits in years — and use the money to provide quarterly checks to Americans facing sticker-shock just about everywhere they look.

The plan would also establish a quarterly payment program to provide direct payments to Americans struggling with rising prices. »