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Former US Congressman arrested in Zimbabwe

Harare - Former U.S. Congressman Mel Reynolds was arrested in Zimbabwe, at the Bronte Garden Hotel in the capital city of Harare, on suspicion of pornography possession and an alleged immigration offense. In Zimbabwe, possession of pornography is illegal.

Jesse Jackson Jr. sentenced to 30 months

Former US Congressman (Illinois) Jesse Jackson Jr. stood before a Federal judge this morning, holding back tears while acknowledging his wrong doing and pleading for mercy.

Jesse Jackson Jr.: 'I am guilty, your honor'

Washington - Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign cash for personal items and services in federal court on Wednesday.

Feds: Jesse Jackson Jr. stole $750,000 in campaign cash

Chicago - On Friday, Jesse Jackson Jr., the disgraced Democrat who stepped down from office after winning re-election in a land slide without campaigning, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud and giving false statements.

Chicago builds on city legacy of drive-by shootings

Chicago - Chicago continued to solidify its reputation as the city of drive-by shootings Friday when at least 10 people were shot in separate South and West side attacks.

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns amid scandals and investigations

Washington - A letter of resignation from Jackson, who is bipolar and beset by rumors of extramarital affairs, a campaign spending investigation and an ethics scandal, was received by Speaker John Boehner’s office.

Jesse Jackson Jr., resigns from Congress under ethics probe

Chicago - Battling bipolar disorder and a federal probe into his campaign accounts, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a once-rising political star, resigned from Congress Wednesday afternoon.

Jesse Jackson Jr. checks out, disappears again

Chicago - Re-elected without giving a single campaign speech or showing up for a day of work since June, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has left the political cover of the Mayo Clinic a week after elections.

Jesse Jackson Jr. 'engaged in ongoing plea deal'

Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was re-elected to the U.S. Congress handily despite not working since June or even having to give a single campaign speech.

Jessie Jackson Jr. investigated for misuse of campaign funds

Chicago - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Chicago is the subject of a criminal probe that began before his mysterious disappearance from Congress. The federal probe alleges that he “misused campaign money to renovate his home.”

Chicago: Jesse Jackson Jr. may not speak before election

Chicago - Even Ald. Sandi Jackson, wife of Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., doesn’t know when, or even if her husband will return to Congress.

Jesse Jackson Jr. in Washington; work schedule unclear

Washington - After an unscheduled and highly secretive hiatus from his job as a U.S. congressman that began in June, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is at back at his Washington home.

U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. diagnosed bipolar

Washington - Democrat Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., Chicago, slipped out of the public eye June 10, and his associates and family have since given various medical accounts of his mysterious absence from work.

Jesse Jackson Jr. suffers from mood disorder

Washington - The mysterious month-long leave of absence of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. that prompted calls for disclosure from Democrats and Republicans in Congress has been framed as a “mood disorder” by unnamed doctor.

Spokesman won't say why Jesse Jackson Jr. hospitalized

Washington - Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., on medical leave since June, has been admitted to an undisclosed hospital for “extended in-patient treatment” for “physical and emotional” ailments.

Libyan rebels 'Brigade for Purging Slaves' targets black Africans

Libyan rebel fighters are allegedly abusing dark-skinned Libyans and migrant black African workers, ignoring calls for restraint from the National Transitional Council.
 

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