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Singer Kris Wu performs on stage during the 2020 Tencent Video Star Awards on Dec. 20. Photo: VCG/VCG via Getty Images

Chinese Canadian pop star Kris Wu was detained Saturday night on rape allegations, the Washington Post reports.

The big picture: The detainment marks a rare move to investigate a case involving sexual assault in China, where few assault allegations pan out, according to the Post.

  • Beijing has started to crack down on wealthy members of the private sector this year, according to the Post.

Driving the news: Earlier this month, a young woman, Du Meizhu, accused Wu of luring her and other teenagers for sex. More than two dozen other young women have since made other allegations against Wu.

  • More than a dozen brands have suspended or canceled contracts with Wu over the allegations, including Louis Vuitton, Porsche, Lancôme and others.
  • Wu has denied the allegations, according to the Post.

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The tea leaves of Boston's historic mayoral race

(Clockwise from top left) Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell; Acting  Mayor Kim Janey; At-large Councilor Annissa Essaibi George; and former City Council President Michelle Wu. Photos: Getty Images

For the first time in history, a white man is not in serious contention to be the next mayor of Boston, a city with a checkered racial history.

Why it matters: The face of Democratic Party politics has changed, with more women and people of color running and winning races. As high-profile races like Boston's — and New York's — attract multiple people of color in a primary, some candidates say that allows for more ideological diversity, as well.

28 U.S. citizens depart Afghanistan on Qatar Airways flight

Passengers board a Qatar Airways aircraft bound to Qatar at the airport in Kabul on September 10, 2021. Photo: Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images

The State Department on Saturday confirmed that a Qatar Airways charter flight left Kabul on Friday with 28 U.S. citizens and seven lawful permanent residents on board.

The big picture: Friday's flight is the third such airlift by Qatar Airways since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, AP reports.

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Smaller than expected "Justice for J6" rally met with large police presence

Police officers watch as demonstrators gather for the "Justice for J6" rally in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18, 2021. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

A few hundred demonstrators were met by a heavy law enforcement presence on Saturday at the "Justice for J6" rally outside the fenced-off U.S. Capitol, AP reports.

The latest: Four people were arrested at the rally, including one person with a gun, one with a knife and two with outstanding warrants, per the U.S. Capitol Police.