Good morning, Qcity: If you haven't planned your weekend yet, check out Toni Baker-Tyson's entertainment picks. Also, we launched our annual parties and events guide for CIAA week. Check back regularly as we add new items.
Here are today's headlines:
Jesse Jackson Jr. signs plea deal
NBC reports that in addition to possible jail time, the former congressman would repay the government hundreds of thousands of dollars – for items like a $40,000 Rolex watch, travel expenses for a woman he described as a “social acquaintance” and furniture purchased for his home. READ MORE
Inside the head of Christopher Dorner
As authorities in California continue to search for the former LAPD officer suspected of killing three people, the Huffington Post publishes excerpts from his rambling manifesto. READ MORE
FLOTUS will attend slain teen's funeral
At the Saturday service for 15-year-old Chicago shooting victim Hadiya Pendleton, first lady Michelle Obama will be joined by White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and Education Secretary Arne Duncan. READ MORE
Toni Braxton wants to play a lesbian
The eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer says she no longer wants to record new music and will now focus her attention on acting. READ MORE
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