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Actress Allison Mack leaves Brooklyn federal court Monday, April 8, 2019, in New York. Mack pleaded guilty to racketeering charges on Monday in a case involving a cult-like group based in upstate New York. The trial is expected to detail sensational allegations that the group, called NXIVM, recruited sex slaves for its spiritual leader, Keith Raniere.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 08, 2019 - 4:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — TV actress Allison Mack pleaded guilty Monday to charges she was involved in a scheme to turn women into sex slaves for the spiritual leader of a cult-like upstate New York group, a development that came on the same day jury selection began for a federal trial in the case. Mack, 36...
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President Donald Trump speaks as he visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico in Calexico, Calif., Friday April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 06, 2019 - 10:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are rising, fingers are pointing and the search for solutions is becoming increasingly fraught. Overwhelmed by an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border that is taxing the immigration system, President Donald Trump is grasping for something — anything — to stem the...
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This undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati shows Brian Rini. A day of false hope has given way to questions about why Rini would claim to be an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago. The FBI declared Rini's story a hoax Thursday, April 4, 2019, one day after he identified himself to authorities as Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared in 2011 at age 6. (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 6:41 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A 23-year-old ex-convict accused of pulling a cruel hoax by pretending to be a long-missing Illinois boy was charged Friday with making false statements to federal authorities. The FBI said Brian Rini had made false claims twice before, portraying himself as a juvenile sex-...
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FILE In this Nov. 9, 2018 file photo, acting ICE director Ron Vitiello speaks during an interview in Richmond, Va. President Donald Trump says he's pulling the nomination of Vitiello, his pick to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
April 05, 2019 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The notice to Congress from the White House was met with confusion: Why would President Donald Trump withdraw his nominee to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement? Longtime border official Ron Vitiello appeared to be cruising toward confirmation. One Senate committee had...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. Court filings on Friday, April 5, 2019, showed that Cosby has agreed to settle lawsuits in a Massachusetts case filed by seven women who said he defamed them when he accused them of lying about sexual misconduct allegations. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 05, 2019 - 3:06 pm
Bill Cosby has agreed to settle lawsuits filed by seven women who say he defamed them when he accused them of lying about sexual misconduct allegations, according to court documents filed Friday in Massachusetts. The papers in federal court in Springfield show the two sides have negotiated a...
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This March 20, 2019, photo shows a home that once belonged to Peter Brand in Needham, Mass. Harvard University says it has launched an independent review of a real estate transaction involving Brand, its longtime fencing coach, and a man whose son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. Brand in 2016 sold his three-bedroom, suburban Boston home, which was assessed at the time for $549,300, to Jie Zhao for nearly $1 million, The Boston Globe reported. Zhao never lived in the home and took a steep loss when he sold it 17 months later. (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 1:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University says it is reviewing a real estate transaction involving its longtime fencing coach and a man whose son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. Claudine Gay, dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, said it was the school's "current understanding"...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks during a campaign event in Sioux City, Iowa, on Thursday, April 4, 2019. (Justin Wan/Sioux City Journal via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 10:16 am
The Republican Jewish Coalition, backed by GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, is accusing Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke of "demeaning" the memories of Holocaust victims by likening President Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigrants to that used in Nazi Germany. In a statement Friday,...
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Jussie Smollett
Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File
April 05, 2019 - 9:31 am
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for Jussie Smollett is warning that if Chicago sues the "Empire" actor for the cost of the investigation into his claim that he was attacked, he'll demand sworn testimony from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the police chief and others. In a letter obtained by the Chicago Tribune ,...
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