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News guide: Prosecutors can use Cosby's deposition at trial

A suburban Philadelphia judge settled one of two key pretrial issues in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial when he ruled on Monday that the jury could hear Cosby's damaging testimony from a decade-old civil deposition. The defense had argued that Cosby only gave the testimony after being assured he would never be charged in the case. But Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill concluded that Cosby had no such guarantee. O'Neill has vowed to bring the case to trial by June. The 79-year-old Cosby is charged with felony sexual assault.

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Correction: Oil Pipeline-Protest-The Latest story

In a story Dec. 4 about developments in the dispute over the Dakota Access oil pipeline, The Associated Press reported erroneously in several separate items that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said that it wouldn't grant an easement for the project. The Army issued the decision to not approve the easement at this time.

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Box Office Top 20: 'Moana,' 'Fantastic Beasts' rule again

"Moana" and "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" continued to dominate the box office over the sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend. In its second week in theaters, Disney's "Moana" scored the No. 1 spot again, bringing in $28.3 million and bumping its North American grosses to $119.8 million. In second place, Warner Bros.' Harry Potter spinoff "Fantastic Beasts" earned $18.1 million. In just three weeks in theaters, the film has earned $183.1 million.

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Bottom's Up: Cocktails in Cinema

Are you a fan of James Bond and his love of dry gin martini's? Then stop by Nonnah's and Sea & Salt to get your 007 on. Code word: delicious.
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