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Will Bill Cosby, 81, go to prison? A judge is set to decide

American entertainer Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing opened Monday with a debate over whether the 81-year-old comedian should be branded a “sexually violent predator” — a scarlet letter that would make him subject to mandatory lifetime counselling and community notification of his whereabouts. Cosby, who faces up to 30 years in prison for drugging and molesting a…

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Oil prices at highest levels in 4 years

Oil prices were at their highest levels since 2014 in trading Monday, after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided not to raise output. In a meeting Sunday in Algiers, OPEC rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s call to open the taps, with both Saudi Arabia and Russia saying they won’t produce significantly more oil. For…

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New sexual misconduct accusation roils Kavanaugh nomination

A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperilled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fuelled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation. The new accusation landed late Sunday in a report…

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In a first, Hong Kong bans pro-independence political party

Authorities in Hong Kong on Monday took an unprecedented step against separatist voices by banning a political party that advocates independence for the southern Chinese territory on national security grounds. John Lee, the territory’s secretary for security, announced that the Hong Kong National Party will be prohibited from operation from Monday. Lee’s announcement did not…

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