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‘Sopranos’ actress says Weinstein raped her in the mid-1990s

NEW YORK (AP): "Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss overpowered and raped her and made other crude overtures that included sending her X-rated chocolates and showing up uninvited in his underwear with a bottle of baby oil in one hand and a video in the other.

Despite Sanders-Warren rift, gender talk largely absent from 2020 campaign trail

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - In the wake of a flap with Democratic rival Bernie Sanders over gender and electability, Elizabeth Warren made no direct mention this weekend in Iowa of the history-making potential of her candidacy as a woman seeking the White House.

'Please do not touch me': U.S. Senate on security alert for Trump impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump under way, U.S. senators have polished their talking points about upholding the Constitution. They also have another phrase at the ready: "Please do not touch me."

Philippine law seeks to plug sex predator loophole

MANILA: In most countries, having sex with a 12-year-old child would have qualified as statutory rape. Not so in the Philippines, where 12 is considered the age of sexual consent, the lowest in South-East Asia.

Factbox: The members of Trump's impeachment defence team

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prominent attorney Alan Dershowitz and two former independent counsels, Ken Starr and Robert Ray, will be among those defending President Donald Trump when his impeachment trial begins in the Senate in earnest on Tuesday.