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Jury Rules In Favor Of Taylor Swift In Groping Case:

After nearly four hours of deliberation, a jury ruled in favor of pop star Taylor Swift in her countersuit against former radio host David Mueller for alleged assault and battery.

Swift accused Mueller of groping her at a meet-and-greet event in June 2013. He will be required to pay $1 in damages to Swift.

The jury, comprised of six women and two men, also found the singer’s mother, Andrea Swift, not liable for tortious interference.
After the reading of the verdict, Swift embraced her mother.
In a statement, Swift thanked the judge and her legal team for “fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault.”

From Racism To Climate Change, CEOs Keep Turning On Trump:

The election of a businessman to the White House fueled a wave of optimism among America’s CEOs. Now some of those same business leaders are turning on President Trump.

On Monday, Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of Merck (MRK), joined the growing list of executives who feel compelled by Trump’s words and policies to take a stand against him

Frazier, one of the country’s most prominent black business leaders, quit Trump’s manufacturing council to “take a stand against intolerance and extremism

‘Deadpool 2’ Stunt Person Dead After On-Set Accident:

A female stunt person has died while performing a motorcycle stunt on the set of “Deadpool 2,” according to a statement from the Vancouver police.

The name of the victim has not been released.
WorkSafeBC, which oversees occupational safety in the province, and The Coroners Service of British Columbia are leading the investigation, police said.
The incident took place at the 1000 Block of West Waterfront Road, Vancouver B.C., near Jack Poole Plaza, according to WorkSafeBC and the Coroners Service

Suicides Under Age 13: One Every 5 Days:

One day after school in January, 8-year-old Gabriel Taye returned to his Cincinnati home and hanged himself with a necktie, his family’s attorney says.

His mother, Cornelia Reynolds, found his body that afternoon in his bedroom. His family sued his school district last week, alleging that he’d been bullied and that the school didn’t inform his relatives.

FBI Arrests Man In Oklahoma Bombing Sting:

The Department of Justice announced Monday that the FBI arrested an Oklahoma man on Saturday for allegedly trying to detonate what he thought was a vehicle bomb at a bank in downtown Oklahoma City.

The criminal complaint filed Sunday alleges that the 23-year-old man, Jerry Drake Varnell, tried to detonate what he believed was a van full of explosives that he had parked next to an Oklahoma City bank and was arrested after the attempt, at around 1 a.m.
Raul Bujanda, an FBI assistant special agent in charge for Oklahoma City, said at a news conference Monday that the plot echoed the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995.

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