After the closed-door hearing, which went on nearly four hours, the judge set a new trial date and also denied a motion by defense lawyers to access the phones of one of the alleged victims. They wanted access because of allegations a detective told the woman to delete material from her phones, but prosecutors called the material irrelevant. … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein: judge postpones sex crimes trial of disgraced movie mogul
'Today, listening to some of the populist leaders we now have, I am reminded of the 1930s, when some democracies collapsed into dictatorships seemingly overnight,' Francis wrote. 'We see it happening again now in rallies where populist leaders excite and harangue crowds, channeling their resentments and hatreds against imagined enemies to distract from the real problems.' … [Read more...] about Five NBA players meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican to discuss equality issues and the league’s new social justice coalition
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"Often the big news story has a technical word that's associated with it and in this case, the word pandemic is not just technical but has become general. It's probably the word by which we'll refer to this period in the future,'' Peter Sokolowski, editor at large for Merriam Webster, told the Associated Press. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus digest: US braces for post-Thanksgiving ‘surge’