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Cosby alternate tells all

An alternate juror in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case said Monday he “probably” would have voted to convict and was “ridiculously sick” when he found out the main jury couldn’t reach a verdict. A mistrial was declared Saturday after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked. Prosecutors plan to retry the 79-year-old star on charges he drugged and molested a woman ...

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Navy jet shoots down Syrian warplane that attacked US-backed rebels – Iran launches strikes against ISIS in Syria

A U.S. Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian government warplane after it attacked Washington-backed fighters near ISIS’ de facto capital of Raqqa, the U.S.-led coalition said Sunday.  In a statement, the coalition headquarters in Iraq said that a F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Su-22 that had dropped bombs near positions held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The ...

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Cladding on building in deadly fire is banned in UK, government says

The cladding used to insulate Grenfell Tower, widely blamed for spreading the devastating blaze, is banned in Britain, Philip Hammond has said. The Chancellor said a criminal investigation would examine whether building regulations had been violated when the block underwent an extensive renovation that was concluded last year. Related Image Expand / Collapse Smoke billows from a tower block severly ...

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Veteran get his medals back after they were stolen 50 years ago

ROCKY HILL, Conn. –  World War II medals earned more than 70 years ago, were awarded Friday to Connecticut veteran Joe Novellino. “I’m proud to present these medals to you,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal. Novellino was a Sergeant in the Army, stationed in Africa and Italy during the war. His distinguished service earned him five medals, which were stolen nearly ...

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Carrie Fisher death: Coroner releases results of inquiry

LOS ANGELES –  Officials say actress Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors, but they could not conclusively determine what caused her death. Los Angeles coroner’s officials said in a news release late Friday that Fisher had buildup of fat in the walls of her arteries. The release states that Fisher had taken multiple drugs ...

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