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Nicki Minaj’s brother convicted in rape case of preteen girl

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — The brother of rapper Nicki Minaj was convicted Thursday of predatory sexual assault after being charged with repeatedly raping an 11-year-old girl at his Long Island home. Jurors delivered their verdict on the second day of deliberations in Jelani Maraj’s trial. The charges carry the potential for 25 years to life … Continue reading

Report: 5 women accuse Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct
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Report: 5 women accuse Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Louis C.K. has been accused of sexual misconduct toward several women, including masturbating in front of them to their horror and embarrassment, according to a report in The New York Times. Comedians Dana Min Goodman, Abby Schachner, Julia Wolov, Rebecca Corry allege the Emmy-winning star of FX’s “Louie” either pleasured … Continue reading

Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student’s slaying
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Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student’s slaying

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white man was indicted Tuesday on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing a black college student to death “because of his race,” a Maryland prosecutor said. Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced the grand jury indictment against Sean Urbanski at a news conference in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. … Continue reading

FBI couldn’t access nearly 7K devices because of encryption
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FBI couldn’t access nearly 7K devices because of encryption

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI hasn’t been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the heat on a debate between technology companies and law enforcement officials trying to recover encrypted communications. In the … Continue reading

Education / Sports / U.S. News

Racially insensitive video ends school’s football season

SHORT PUMP, Va. (AP) — A middle school football team in Virginia has forfeited the remainder of its season after players made a racially insensitive video. The video posted on Snapchat shows football players simulating sex acts on their black peers, WWBT-TV reported. The images are overlaid with racially charged language. Police have been investigating the incident. … Continue reading

Chinese propaganda faces stiff competition from celebrities
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Chinese propaganda faces stiff competition from celebrities

HONG KONG (AP) — When the propaganda film, “The Founding of an Army,” hit theaters in China recently, the reaction wasn’t quite what the ruling Communist Party might have hoped for. Instead of inspiring an outpouring of nationalism and self-sacrifice for the state, it was roundly mocked for trying to lure a younger audience by … Continue reading