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Past articles by Michael:

R. Kelly convicted on many counts, acquitted of trial fixing

Kelly was found guilty on three counts of child pornography but was acquitted of a conspiracy to obstruct justice charge. → Read More

Witness about R. Kelly: I didn't want to 'carry his lies'

Kelly faces charges of child pornography and enticement of minors as well as conspiring to rig his 2008 trial by intimidating and paying off the witness. → Read More

Police: Highland Park parade gunman fired more than 70 rounds, wore disguise

Charges are expected soon against the suspect, who was initially detained as a 'person of interest' in the Chicago-area Independence Day mass shooting. → Read More

6 dead, 30 hurt in shooting at Chicago suburb's Fourth of July parade

Authorities say they have a "person of interest" in custody for the deadly shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois. → Read More

Holiday weekend after Uvalde scarred by more gun violence

Cities across the country dealt with gun violence as elected officials debate the nations' firearm laws. → Read More

Judge OKs agreement to destroy gun used by Kyle Rittenhouse

Officials said the assault-style rifle will be destroyed in Wisconsin's state crime lab, probably in April. → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Jury reaches verdict in Rittenhouse trial

Kyle Rittenhouse faces a life sentence if convicted of the most serious charge against him. → Read More

Did Rittenhouse lawyers do enough? Legal experts explain

Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, is charged with multiple counts including intentional and reckless homicide, as well as possession of a dangerous weapon. → Read More

Defense rests its case at murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse's lawyers completed their side of the case on Day 9 of the trial Thursday. → Read More

Survivor testifies as Rittenhouse trial enters 2nd week

The 27-year-old man suffered a severe arm injury after Rittenhouse shot him. → Read More

Kyle Rittenhouse decisions to shoot were reasonable, use-of-force expert testifies

Prosecutors have charged Kyle Rittenhouse with multiple counts, including homicide, attempted homicide and being a minor in possession of a firearm. → Read More

‘I’m back’: Ex-con, former governor Blagojevich sues for right to run again

Before filing a lawsuit, an unapologetic Blagojevich addressed reporters outside the same federal courthouse in Chicago where he was convicted, declaring “I’m back." → Read More

Capitol rioter who breached Senate sentenced to 8 months

Video from the U.S. Capitol riot shows Paul Allard Hodgkins taking a selfie inside the Senate chamber with other rioters on the dais behind him. → Read More

Chicago police critics call for charges in shooting of 13-year-old

Video shows a Chicago officer fatally shoot a 13-year-old less than a second after the boy dropped a handgun, turned toward the officer and began raising his hands. → Read More

AP: Rush of executions at end of Trump presidency were likely COVID superspreaders

Inmates, guards, prison staff and media witnesses were likely infected during the 13 executions over six months, an AP analysis found. → Read More

Trump cementing death penalty legacy up to Biden inaugural

If five go off as planned, it will make 13 executions since July when the Republican administration resumed putting inmates to death after a 17-year hiatus. → Read More

Wisconsin officials say Trump observers obstructing recount

Election officials overseeing the recount of presidential votes in Wisconsin’s largest county are accusing observers for President Donald Trump of slowing the count. → Read More

Kansas girl's killer 5th federal inmate executed this year

Questions about whether pentobarbital causes pain before death was a focus of last-minute appeals for Keith Nelson, who was the 5th federal execution this year. → Read More