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Jussie Smollett, who in 2019 said he was the victim of a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago, was sentenced Thursday to 150 days of jail time and 30 months of probation for lying to police. The actor must pay $120,106 in restitution and was also fined an additional $25,000.

A panel that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on vaccines Thursday met to consider possible restrictions on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine over new data on a rare blood clot issue.