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While tourism to Cuba is banned by USA law, the Obama administration had been allowing people to travel to Cuba as part of "people to people" educational trips for visitors, a popular classification that a White House official said was "ripe for abuse" by those looking for beach vacations.
  • Mistrial declared in case against Bill Cosby

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    Cosby ", she said, adding that "justice may be just around the corner". Prosecuting sex crimes a decade or more after an incident is nearly always hard, "because memories fade over time, potential forensic evidence is often unavailable, and juries may wonder why they should convict if the alleged assault happened so long ago", adds Dan Schorr, managing director of Kroll Associates, a former NY sex-crimes prosecutor who also teaches a class on sex crimes at Fordham University's law school.
  • Donald Trump rakes in $300m from golf courses

    Donald Trump rakes in $300m from golf courses

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    In Friday's financial disclosure report, which reflects business during the 2016 calendar year, the Trump Old Post Office LLC cited hotel-related revenue in reporting income of $19.6 million. Before taking office in January, Mr Trump was a NY real estate developer and television celebrity. He has still not released his tax returns. In January, Trump announced that he would not divest from his businesses, and handed control over to his sons through a revocable trust.
  • Jury deliberates third day in Cosby sex assault trial

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    But the allegations lodged by 44-year-old Canadian Andrea Constand about an encounter in January 2004 are the only criminal case brought against him. But she said the hotel room meeting was not romantic, and explained that she made those phone calls in her job responsibility at Temple. Some 60 women have come forward accusing Mr.
  • US Senate passes new Iran-Russia sanctions

    US Senate passes new Iran-Russia sanctions

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    The sanctions come on the back of numerous rounds of other punitive measures taken by the US and the European Union in response to Russia's military intervention in Ukraine and its annexation of the country's Black Sea peninsula of Crimea .
  • Tony Awards get political in the age of Trump

    Tony Awards get political in the age of Trump

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    The Dear Evan Hansen star took home the coveted award for best actor in a musical on Sunday at the Tony Awards - and his family couldn't have been more excited. The play, which garnered a total of seven Tony nominations, also saw Michael Aronov win the Tony Award for featured actor in a play. Unlike previous year, when " Hamilton " dominated the show and won 11 Tonys, the wealth was spread out this time .
  • Judge In Bill Cosby Case Declares A Mistrial

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    Bill Cosby was facing three charges of aggravated indecent assault and prosecutors have said they intend to retry the case. Cosby has denied any wrongdoing in other accusations. Cosby's career and good-guy image were already in tatters by the time his chief accuser took the witness stand, and the prosecution's decision to pursue a second trial keeps him in legal limbo.
  • Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case

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    Neither the judge nor attorneys said they were aware of how the jury split on Cosby's guilt or innocence. "A mistrial is merely the justice system at work." the judge said. Legal experts had always warned that the "he said, she said" nature of the case was always going to be hard to prove in court, not least because it happened so long ago and due to a lack of physical evidence.
  • ISIS Claims Responsibility for Jerusalem Attack

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    Israeli policemen secure the scene of the shooting and stabbing attack outside Damascus gate in Jerusalem's old city June 16, 2017. Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman, said the ISIL claim was an attempt to " muddy the waters ", adding that the attack was carried out by "two Palestinians from the PFLP and a third from Hamas", AFP news agency reported .
  • Grenfell Tower death toll rises to 30

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    The lucky ones got out alive, but have lost everything. The fire , which started just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, surprised many as they slept and the speed with which it spread shocked fire experts. She has ordered a full public inquiry into the blaze. Mahad Egal, another fourth floor neighbour, said: "Just before 1am we were eating and just about to go to bed when there was a sudden knock on the door".
  • Donald Trump has 'no intention' to fire Robert Mueller

    Donald Trump has 'no intention' to fire Robert Mueller

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    Jeannie Rhee, a former deputy attorney general, and Aaron Zebley, Mr Mueller's chief of staff when he was Federal Bureau of Investigation director, help round out the special counsel team that has taken up residence in a Justice Department office building in downtown Washington .