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Rants by judge in Manafort case suggest interesting trial ahead

Rants by judge in Manafort case suggest interesting trial aheadRachel Maddow notes that even though Robert Mueller won a battle in court in the Paul Manafort case, the judge included in his ruling an extra helping of criticism for the special counsel.



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Manafort wants to bar mention of links to Trump at trial

Manafort wants to bar mention of links to Trump at trialMcLEAN, Va. (AP) — Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort want a judge to bar any mention of Manafort's connections to the president at his Virginia trial.



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Parents in California torture case ordered to stand trial: prosecutors

Parents in California torture case ordered to stand trial: prosecutorsA judge on Thursday ordered a married couple to stand trial on 49 counts of torture, false imprisonment and abuse over the treatment of 13 siblings who were found imprisoned and starving in their suburban California home, prosecutors said. David and Louise Turpin were bound over for trial after a two-day hearing in Riverside County Superior Court in which the court heard tape of an emotional 911 call by a 17-year-old girl who climbed out a window and dialed police on a borrowed and deactivated cell phone, said John Hall of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. Officers who went to the Turpins’ home in Perris, about 70 miles east of Los Angeles, found 12 siblings ranging in age from two to 29 inside, suffering from malnourishment, muscle wasting and other signs of severe abuse.



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Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Silver found guilty in second corruption trial

Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Silver found guilty in second corruption trialBy Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was found guilty of corruption charges on Friday by a jury in Manhattan federal court after an appeals court threw out an earlier conviction. Silver, 74, was charged with directing state money to a prominent cancer researcher and supporting a real estate developer’s interests on rent legislation in exchange for about $ 4 million in bribes and kickbacks. Silver was found guilty of all seven counts against him, including honest services fraud and extortion.



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Jury convicts ex-Assembly leader in public corruption trial

Jury convicts ex-Assembly leader in public corruption trialNEW YORK (AP) — A jury convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of public corruption charges Friday, dashing the 74-year-old Democrat's second attempt to avoid years in prison after a decades-long career as one of the most powerful politicians in state government.



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2 Arab Israelis in Saudi trial for alleged plot to attack hajj

2 Arab Israelis in Saudi trial for alleged plot to attack hajjTwo Arab Israelis went on trial in Saudi Arabia on Monday for allegedly plotting an attack during the Muslim hajj pilgrimage, according to the charge sheet and local media reports. The charge sheet, a copy of which AFP obtained from a source who attended the first hearing, said the two suspects had travelled to the kingdom which is home to Islam’s holiest site on passports of an Arab country. The two men were charged with spying for the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad and of planning “a terrorist act for the hajj season”, which this year falls in August, while one of them was also accused of contacts with the Islamic State jihadist group.



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US pastor faces terror charges in fraught trial in Turkey

US pastor faces terror charges in fraught trial in TurkeyIZMIR, Turkey (AP) — An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial for alleged terror ties and spying in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara.



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Judge allows woman's taped testimony at her own murder trial

Judge allows woman's taped testimony at her own murder trialCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The videotaped testimony from a woman who died two years after she was doused in gasoline and set ablaze can be used at her former boyfriend's trial, an Ohio judge ruled Friday.



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‘Truth is all we’re looking for.’ Newsroom reacts to a bombshell in the Bill Cosby trial

‘Truth is all we’re looking for.’ Newsroom reacts to a bombshell in the Bill Cosby trial“There went any chance of a guilty verdict.” “This is why I’m skeptical in these high profile cases.” Model Janice Dickinson says she fabricated part of her Bill Cosby assault story in her memoir, and Newsroom readers are shocked.

Dickinson took the stand on Thursday in the Cosby sexual assault retrial. In her testimony, the former reality star recounted a 1982 incident in a Lake Tahoe, Calif., hotel room, in which she claims she was drugged and raped by the comedian. Cosby’s attorney, Tom Mesereau, confronted Dickinson, pointing out the description of the assault in her 2002 memoir, “No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel,” is different. She responded: “It's all a fabrication there because I wanted the paycheck for my kids.”

Dickinson admitted she concocted stories for her book and that her ghostwriter took “poetic license” with her life story. She strongly maintains her claim that she was assaulted by Cosby, responding, “They weren’t there! And you weren’t there! And I’m telling the real story!”

Her testimony has left Newsroom readers puzzled and questioning Dickinson’s credibility. “A lot of people have a hard time telling the truth these days,” one commenter wrote. Another chimed in: “When you admit to fabricating stories for money, you no longer hold any of the little credibility you had.”

Dickinson testified she cut out the story of being sexually assaulted by Cosby after her publisher warned her it could ruin her career.
Cosby’s first trial ended in a mistrial in June when a jury could not reach a verdict.



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Jury in trial of Orlando gunman's widow starts deliberations

Jury in trial of Orlando gunman's widow starts deliberationsA U.S. jury weighing the fate of a woman whose husband killed 49 people at a Florida nightclub in 2016 began deliberations on Wednesday after her defense attorney said federal agents coerced her into saying she played a role in the rampage. Noor Salman, 31, could face life in prison if convicted of helping her husband Omar Mateen plan the attack on the Pulse nightclub and then failing to do anything to stop one of the worst mass shootings in modern U.S. history. The jury in U.S. District Court broke for the night after starting deliberations on Wednesday afternoon.



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