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Jury Starts Deliberating Paul Manafort Fraud Case

A jury started deliberations Thursday on whether U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is guilty of tax and bank fraud to finance his lavish lifestyle. Judge T.S. Ellis gave a final summary to the six-man, six-woman jury before they started considering the case behind closed doors. Prosecutors and defense lawyers ...

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Islamic State ‘Well-Positioned’ to Rebuild Caliphate

Destroying the Islamic State is proving more difficult than the United States and its allies envisioned, with the most recent intelligence assessments warning that the self-declared caliphate is well-positioned to rise again. For months, U.S. and coalition officials have talked about how the combination of air power and partner forces on the ...

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Former political rising star in South Korea acquitted of sexual assault

A former South Korean governor and one-time presidential contender has been acquitted of sexual assault by coercion in one of the highest profile ...

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BBC reporter's terrifying days amid Taliban assault on Ghazni

Assadullah Jalalzai's family were woken up by Taliban gunfire last Friday.

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Defense Rests in Paul Manafort Fraud Trial, Calling No Witnesses

Defense lawyers for Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, rested their case at his tax and bank fraud trial Tuesday ...

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Why the Taliban’s Assault on Ghazni Matters

The Taliban besieged yet another major Afghan city, this time less than 100 miles from the country’s capital city, Kabul.

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Police Probe Assault of Officer During Charlottesville March

Officers kept the peace at this weekend's protests and counter-protests a year after a deadly far-right rally. Authorities made several arrests in Charlottesville and in northern Virginia, where a small group of right-wing demonstrators took the ...

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Russell Simmons is suing his rape accuser for $35,000 legal fees

Russell Simmons has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women but that isn’t stopping him from firing back any way he can. The music mogul who has repeatedly denied raping anyone has reportedly filed a countersuit against one of the women who accused him of rape. In March, Jane Doe filed a $10 million […] The post Russell ...

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‘Justice and historic truth demand’ answers: 78-year-old civil rights murder case reopened

The death of Elbert Williams, a Black voter-registration activist who was referred to as “the first martyr of the NAACP,” has remained a mystery for 78 years. But now a white district attorney wants to make things right and has reopened the case into Williams’ murder, USA Today reports. READ MORE: District Attorney reviewing sexual assault case ...

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What new policy? NFL players continue protests against police brutality

NFL officials implemented a new policy that would punish players who protest against police brutality. But during the pre-season games, players ...

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Bloody Chicago weekend yields just one arrest after 12 died, 66 injured

In one of the deadliest weekends so far this year, Chicago police have made their first arrest after 12 died and 66 were injured in a spasm of gun ...

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Fired Florida bus driver fights for job after pummeling drunken, racist passenger

A fed up Florida bus driver pummeled a white passenger until he was unconscious. Now,  his union is fighting to get his job back, saying the Black driver was provoked after the man repeatedly lobbed racial slurs and spat on him, CBS12 News reports. ...

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We are here for this: Idris Elba as first Black James Bond

  Could it be that a Black James Bond is on the horizon? And could Idris Elba be the Bond who fits the bill? READ MORE: Wake Forest assistant coach faces assault charge after throwing deadly punch That just might be the case or so says director Antoine Fuqua, who recently revealed that he had a heart-to-heart with Bond ...

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Taliban Launch Assault on Ghazni, a Key Afghan City

Officials denied that the provincial capital had fallen, but they conceded that the insurgents were within 300 yards of the governor’s office and police headquarters.

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Wake Forest assistant coach faces assault charge after throwing deadly punch

A promising Wake Forest assistant basketball coach is facing an assault charge after he reportedly punched a drunken tourist who later died in a New York City hospital, the New York Post reports. READ MORE: District Attorney reviewing sexual assault ...

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District Attorney reviewing sexual assault case against Anthony Anderson

  The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office is reviewing the sexual assault allegation against black-ish actor Anthony Anderson and the ...

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Trump Meets with Governors to Address Prison Reform, Recidivism   

President Donald Trump discussed prison reform with governors and state attorneys general at his New Jersey golf club Thursday, part of an effort to ...

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Are Hate Crimes in US Peaking?

After four years of sharp increases, hate crimes in most major American cities fell during the first half of 2018, preliminary police data show. The total number of hate incidents in the country’s six most populous cities declined by nearly 15 percent from January through June, according to police department data collected by Center for the ...

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Stanford sex attack: Brock Turner loses assault appeal

Brock Turner's case gained national notoriety in 2016, sparking a debate about assault and privilege.

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Manafort Lawyer: 'So Many Lies' Gates Can't Keep Up

In a blistering back-and forth, Paul Manafort’s lawyer suggested Tuesday that the star witness in the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial has told “so many lies”Defense lawyer Kevin Downing began his cross-examination of longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates by pressing him on his own lies to special counsel Robert Mueller’s ...

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Nicki Minaj fans angry her mom is planning tell-all interview on son’s rape case

Last November, Nicki Minaj‘s brother, Jelani Maraj, was convicted of  predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a ...

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Longtime Manafort Deputy Rick Gates Admits Embezzlement

The government's star witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort testified Monday that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from ...

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Federal Judge blocks New Orleans from jailing folks unable to pay fines

A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled that courts in Orleans parish must allow individuals who owe fines from criminal convictions the chance to ...

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Palestinian teen protester Ahed Tamimi leaves Israeli prison

Ahed Tamimi served an 8-month sentence for aggravated assault and other charges after she kicked and slapped two armed Israeli soldiers.

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Suicide Bomber Kills 3 NATO Troops on Day of Violence in Afghanistan

An attack hit a joint NATO and Afghan patrol north of Kabul. A Taliban assault continued in Uruzgan Province. And an Afghan soldier died trying to stop a bombing in Jalalabad.

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Gruesome massacre a reminder that ISIS is far from dead

Wednesday's coordinated assault, which left more than 200 people dead in southern Syria, is a chilling reminder that ISIS is far from dead.

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More than 200 killed in southern Syria as Islamic State launches devastating assault

The suicide bombings and clashes in Sweida showed the militant group’s ability to strike despite losing much of its territory.

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