Judge declares mistrial in Cosby trial
18 June 2017 | 5:41 am
A Pennsylvania judge on Saturday declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sex assault case after the jury said it could not reach a verdict.
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8 Nov 2020
The north-eastern US state of Pennsylvania is at the heart of the "Rust Belt". Its economy was historically built around mining, but has suffered greatly from industrial decline since the 1970s. Blue collar workers decide the result here, which can be decisive in the race to the White House. Since 1992, Pennsylvania has voted for the Democratic candidate. But in 2016, Donald Trump narrowly won the Keystone State by wooing disillusioned voters. How will they vote this time? Our team reports from Joe Biden's home state, where the economy remains a key concern.
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden jokes with voters in his childhood home of Scranton, in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, that he can "declare victory right now" after an entire nearby village of just 12 residents voted unanimously for him. The vote and count in Dixville Notch which kicked off Election Day only took a few minutes, with five votes for Biden and none for President Donald Trump, who is seeking a second term.
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In rural Pennsylvania, Trump supporters says they won't believe Joe Biden won the election "until it's certified", with some admitting being "upset" at the results and recognising they may just have to "let it go".
15 Nov 2020
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A London court today will announce its verdict on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States. The proceedings have been described by critics as unfair.
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Minneapolis residents are getting ready for the outcome in the trial of the white ex-police officer accused of murdering African-American George Floyd, a case that has come to be seen as a pivotal test of police accountability. Across the city, stores are being boarded up, in case riots break out.
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Bill Cosby is released from prison after conviction vacated by Pennsylvania court.
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