Published 6:04 PM EDT Sep 25, 2018
On Tuesday, Bill Cosby received three years in prison, President Donald Trump was laughed at by world leaders, and Brett Kavanaugh braced for a third woman set to accuse him of sexual misconduct.
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A judge tells Cosby: 'The time has come'
Judge Steven O’Neill sentenced Cosby to three to 10 years in state prison for his 2004 assault of Andrea Constand — beginning immediately. Removing his jacket, tie and watch, Cosby was taken away in handcuffs. The judge also answered a questioned America first asked in 2014: Is Bill Cosby a predator? Yes, O’Neill ruled, officially deeming Cosby a "sexually violent predator."
What's a 'sexually violent predator' status mean? Pennsylvania law defines it as a person convicted of a sexually violent offense "who has a mental abnormality or personality disorder that makes the person likely to engage in predatory sexually violent offenses.”
Is that the same as a sex offender? Not exactly. Now that he’s been sentenced, Cosby will register as a sex offender for life. Cosby also joins a list of stars to serve hard time.
'So true': World leaders laugh at Trump
President Donald Trump told world leaders Tuesday that his administration "has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country." That's when the laughter started. "So true," Trump told 130 leaders at the United Nations. The laughter, audible in video footage, grew only louder. "I didn’t expect that reaction but that’s OK," Trump said. Here's what Trump said after the awkward moment, a speech on Iran and "the doctrine of patriotism."
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Kavanaugh awaits his third accuser
She holds multiple security clearances, worked at the State Department and will "literally risk her life" to speak on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. And she'll do so within 48 hours. So said attorney Michael Avenatti on Monday, promising what would be the third woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Kavanaugh denied all accusations that night on Fox News, claiming he was a "virgin" in high school. A Yale classmate contradicted that. On Tuesday, the White House said it's "open" to hearing from the second accuser, only for Trump to claim she "has nothing" on his court pick.
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