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December 12, 2018 - 6:17 pm
By Tom Kludt (CNN) -- Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that they have struck a non-prosecution agreement with National Enquirer parent company American Media Inc., effectively ruling out charges for the tabloid publisher over its role in securing hush money from President Trump's longtime...
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Michael Cohen, right, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, accompanied by his children and wife, arrive at federal court for his sentencing for dodging taxes, lying to Congress and violating campaign finance laws in New York on Dec. 12, 2018.
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December 12, 2018 - 1:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's once-devoted lawyer and all-around fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison after telling a federal judge that his "blind loyalty" to his boss led him to cover up Trump's "dirty deeds." Standing alone at the defense table, Cohen...
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A man reading a copy of the Oxford Dictionary of English
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December 12, 2018 - 1:14 pm
By Euan McKirdy (CNN) — 2018 was toxic. That's the view of the esteemed Oxford Dictionaries, the British publisher that has been defining language — and our times — for over 150 years. It has chosen the word as its annual "Word of the Year," arguing that it's "the sheer scope of its application...
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Acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Ronald Vitiello
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December 12, 2018 - 10:08 am
BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit halls of justice without fearing they will be detained...
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Two earthquakes shake eastern Tennessee
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December 12, 2018 - 7:30 am
By Nicole Chavez and Joe Sutton (CNN) -- Two earthquakes struck near eastern Tennessee Wednesday morning, rattling people awake across several Southeast states. The United States Geological Survey says the temblors hit near Decatur, Tennessee. The first one, a preliminary 4.4-magnitude earthquake,...
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December 11, 2018 - 11:06 pm
(AP) -- The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own. Police in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York,...
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December 11, 2018 - 10:59 pm
TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — Rosa Villarreal's three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen. The boys, ages 2, 4 and 6, were picking out a real tree this year — a new tradition their young parents...
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A California judge has ordered Stormy Daniels pay $293,052.33 in attorney's fees, costs and sanctions to the lawyers representing President Donald Trump in the defamation suit Daniels and her attorney Michael Avenatti brought against Trump.
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December 11, 2018 - 5:01 pm
By Elizabeth Hartfield, Sara Sidner and Stephanie Becker (CNN) -- A federal judge in California has ordered Stormy Daniels pay $293,052.33 in attorney's fees, costs and sanctions to the lawyers representing President Donald Trump in the defamation suit Daniels and her attorney Michael Avenatti...
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December 11, 2018 - 2:44 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A woman who says she was raped by a former Baylor University classmate is upset over a plea bargain that will spare him from a jail sentence, saying the justice system is "severely broken." Judge Ralph Strother's decision on Monday to accept the plea deal for Jacob Walter Anderson...
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Bill Cosby
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December 11, 2018 - 2:19 pm
By Maryclaire Dale PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the case to trial, as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term. They've also asked the Pennsylvania Supreme...
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