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Bill Cosby Deposition Causes New Legal Issues Now that a federal judge has released testimony by Bill Cosby admitting to "possibly criminal conduct," what will be the fallout to the comedian who’s fending off dozens of other lawsuits? Documents from a civil lawsuit filed in 2005 include a sworn deposition of Cosby, answering questions from the attorney for a woman who accused him of sexual assault. Although Cosby has not admitted to actually drugging any of his accusers, when asked, "When you got the Quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these Quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with? " he answered yes Photo: Shawn
Hollywood’s Diversity Problem This Sunday, a few people – alright, hundreds of millions of people – will gather at their sets to watch stars walk the red carpet, and then award each other with golden trophies. It’s an annual tradition, but one thing you won’t see this year is a lot of diversity.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?