The ruling by North Carolina elections officials came after Mark Harris, blaming an ailment that he said affected his memory, admitted that he made incorrect statements under oath about allegations of ballot tampering in his congressional race.
The city’s top police official accused the “Empire” actor of using “the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.” The arrest of Smollett, who is accused of faking a hate-crime attack, added kindling to the nation’s racial and political tinderbox.
The number of people crossing into the United States illegally is nearing the lowest level since the early 2000s. For the White House, that might be a triumph. But for the agriculture industry, the impact is acute.
Backers of the aid effort, which involves flotillas and caravans, frame it as a way to ease hunger and disease. But the government’s enemies also hope it will topple President Nicolás Maduro, who ordered the closure of one border and weighed sealing another.
Christopher P. Hasson was still active duty at time of his arrest, amassing weapons and using work computers for some of his planning for a violent attack to further his white nationalist views, prosecutors said.