Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie talk Caleb Kennedy exit

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The final four “American Idol” contestants are leaving it all on the stage — though one contestant was notably absent from this week’s episode.

On Sunday’s show, which aired live coast-to-coast, the four remaining singers took on songs by their own personal idols, receiving guidance from guest mentor Finneas O’Connell — a singer, songwriter and record producer who goes by the mononym Finneas. The contestants later returned to sing original singles, followed by songs they performed earlier in their “Idol” journeys.

Though this episode was originally set to feature the final five, Caleb Kennedy, 16, left the competition

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Judge orders full recount in DuPage County auditor race

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A DuPage County judge has ordered a full recount of the November race for DuPage County auditor, ruling there are enough ballots in question to potentially overturn the results.

“Any in-precinct ballot that is not initialed shall be deemed defective and not counted,” Judge Craig R. Belford wrote in a written ruling Wednesday.

According to the initial count, incumbent Republican Bob Grogan lost to Democratic challenger William “Bill” White by 75 votes, 233,121 to 233.046.

Grogan sought a recount, claiming in court filings that an election judge at a Downers Grove Township polling place failed to initial all ballots as

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Cops Apologize for Mistakenly Detaining, Handcuffing First Black Judge on B.C. Supreme Court

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Canada’s Vancouver Police Department has apologized for mistakenly arresting the first Black person to be named to the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Selwyn Romilly, 81, told CBC News that five police officers approached him while he was on a morning walk at around 9:45 a.m. local time Friday. “They said that they got a complaint about someone fitting my description, and before I could say anything, they told me to put my hands behind my back and they shackled me with handcuffs,” he said.

Romilly insisted that he did not have a gun in his hand or on his

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COVID brought cameras, Zoom to courtroom, Chauvin trial: Will it last?

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Nearly 22.8 million Americans watched last month as a Minnesota jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd with a knee on his neck. 

Hundreds of thousands of people listened to livestreamed audio last year as the Supreme Court heard arguments over whether then-President Donald Trump’s tax returns should be turned over to investigators.

Even less well-known cases are drawing keen public interest. Roughly 350 people watched via Zoom on Tuesday as former nursing assistant Reta Mays was sentenced in federal court to seven life terms in prison for using insulin to murder aging patients in

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A Kevin Spacey Accuser Tried to Sue Anonymously. A Judge Said No.

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The man said he was 14 years old when he was sexually assaulted by the actor Kevin Spacey in the early 1980s. Last year he filed a lawsuit against Mr. Spacey in which he sought to maintain anonymity, identifying himself in court papers only as “C.D.”

Earlier this year the judge in the case, which is being heard in the Southern District in New York, ordered the man’s lawyers to identify him privately to Mr. Spacey’s lawyers. And this month the judge, Lewis A. Kaplan, went further: he ruled that C.D. would have to identify himself publicly if he wanted

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