Bill Cosby: prosecutors ask for five- to 10-year prison sentence

Cosbys lawyer argues prison sentence for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand would be an excessive hardship Prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence Bill Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while his lawyer argued that the 81-year-old comedian is too…

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Ben Jealous: Maryland candidate with an ‘instinctive muscle’ for activism

The Democrat joins a slew of unapologetically progressive campaigns in his run for governor with his aim to elevate voices in districts where they havent been heard The day started early. Ben Jealous,acandidate for Marylands governor, arrived at the Empowerment Temple African Methodist Episcopal church not to give a rousing…

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Bill Gates: ‘Trump could be persuaded’ on US foreign aid spending

Microsoft founder says president has been influenced on value of soft power in exclusive interview on launch of global report Donald Trump is open-minded about policies and might be persuaded on foreign aid, Bill Gates has said in an exclusive interview with the Guardian. The billionaire philanthropist said President Trump…

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Donald Trump is unlikely to forgive the laughter of the UN

The US president is accustomed to addressing diehard supporters, so the derision of his fellow leaders came as a surprise Donald Trump is accustomed to addressing diehard supporters at rallies. His press conferences are rare and tightly controlled. So the mirthful reaction to his claims of historic achievements, but he…

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Trump falsely claims Hurricane Maria death toll was made up by Democrats

Despite evidence showing nearly 3,000 people were killed, US president tweets that figure is scheme to make me look bad Donald Trump has falsely claimed that 3,000 people did not die in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, and said the number was made up by the Democratic party to make…

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Michael Cohen hit with subpoena in case alleging Trump charity violations

Trumps longtime lawyer could provide valuable testimony in New Yorks investigation into charity A day after telling a federal court that Donald Trump directed him to violate campaign finance laws, Michael Cohen was hit with a subpoena in a separate investigation in New York state of Trumps charitable foundation. The…

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