Actress files sexual battery suit against Harvey Weinstein

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LOS ANGELES — An unnamed actress has sued Harvey Weinstein alleging he committed sexual battery against her in Beverly Hills hotel rooms in 2015 and 2016 after she agreed to meet the producer to discuss a television role. The actress is identified only as Jane Doe in the sexual battery lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los…

Fate of Sandy Hook suit could be decided by a slingshot

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Connecticut’s highest court heard arguments Tuesday over whether the families of victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre can revive their lawsuit against the company that made the rifle that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 schoolchildren and six adults in 2012. A state Superior Court judge last year dismissed the suit, which was brought…

Koch Brothers key to funding assault on campaign finance regulation

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This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON — Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch are well-known for pumping tens of millions of dollars into so-called dark money nonprofits — groups that actively promote or criticize candidates for office but are not…

Russian Twitter trolls stoked voter fraud fear before election

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Russian trolls used Twitter to challenge the validity of the U.S. presidential election months before it took place, according to new NBC News analysis. In apparent expectation of a Trump loss, the trolls began sowing seeds of doubt to make voters question a win by Hillary Clinton. But when Donald Trump’s victory began rolling in,…