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at 21:32 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Statement: Cosby's lawyer criticizes media for reporting on accusations from years ago

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A statement issued Friday by Bill Cosby's lawyer, Martin Singer, in response to allegations of sexual assault against the comic:

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at 01:10 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Marine plans to walk across stage with robotic leg braces to receive Bronze Star

SAN DIEGO - Capt. Derek Herrera wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed two years ago.

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at 21:29 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Cosby comedy tour crumbling as more sexual assault allegations arise; gets ovations in Fla.

MELBOURNE, Fla. - As Bill Cosby's standup tour crumbled with shows cancelled in six states, the embattled entertainer received standing ovations from a sold-out crowd when he took the stage and when he left it Friday in Florida.

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at 16:49 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Los Angeles school district settles major classroom molestation litigation for $139 million

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.

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at 19:41 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Immigration puzzle: Republicans angry but uncertain what to do about Obama immigration action

WASHINGTON - Outraged Republicans struggled for a response to President Obama's sweeping immigration measures that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown that could backfire on the party ahead of the 2016 White House race.

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at 18:03 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Timeline of sex assault allegations against Bill Cosby since they first became public in 2005

The sexual assault allegations that recently resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 when a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at his suburban Philadelphia home. Here's how the controversy over the allegations, some dating to the 1960s, has unfolded since then:

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at 19:25 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Agency: Schools helped Adam Lanza's mom 'appease' him, mental health issues not well treated

HARTFORD, Conn. - Adam Lanza's parents and educators contributed to his social isolation in the years before he carried out the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre by accommodating — and not confronting — his difficulties engaging with the world, according to a state report issued Friday.

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at 18:41 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Polish town opposes Winnie-the-Pooh for dubious gender, immodest clothing

WARSAW, Poland - Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing.

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at 16:53 on November 21, 2014, EST.

2 men charged in 1975 Ohio slaying walk free after witness recants, judge dismisses case

CLEVELAND - Two men imprisoned for nearly four decades walked free on Friday after being exonerated in a 1975 murder because the key witness against them recanted his testimony.

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at 16:53 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Initial hopes of progress at Iran nuke talks dashed, as Tehran reports no progress

VIENNA - Contentious nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran hit a new snag Friday after Iran apparently again turned down U.S. demands for concessions, leaving negotiations in limbo just three days before a deadline for a deal.

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at 16:52 on November 21, 2014, EST.

A divided Republican party searches for an answer to Obama on immigration

WASHINGTON - Sputtering with indignation, the Republican party promises there will be consequences for U.S. President Barack Obama's sweeping, unilateral move on immigration.

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at 15:56 on November 21, 2014, EST.

Man gets 3 1/2 years for selling fake papers that he claimed granted immunity from US law

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A man who claimed he was the keeper of the seal of St. Peter was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for selling 2,000 fake documents that he said would protect buyers from U.S. law and taxes.

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