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Bill Cosby jurors might not hear he gave women Quaaludes, judge says

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The judge presiding over Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial signaled Friday that he might ban Cosby’s prior testimony about obtaining Quaaludes, prescription sedatives, and using them to seduce women.

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‘IDIOT!’ Fox News viewers fly into a rage after anchor says claims of Facebook being anti-conservative are ‘unfounded’

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Fox News Headlines 24/7 morning anchor Brett Larson is facing an angry backlash from some viewers of the network, after saying on Wednesday that claims of anti-conservative bias at Facebook have mostly turned out to be baseless.

Facebook recently released the findings from an audit of conservative claims of bias, which was conducted by former Republican Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ). During an interview on Fox News, Larson was asked to respond to comments from Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), a frequent Facebook critic who said that the audit was "a smokescreen disguised as a solution."

"Facebook should conduct an actual audit by giving a trusted third party access to its algorithm, its key documents, and its content moderation protocols. Then Facebook should release the results to the public," Hawley said Tuesday in a statement.

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Longtime Susan Collins voters say they’ll ‘never vote’ for the GOP senator again — thanks to Trump

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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has regularly cruised to reelection in her state by working as a bipartisan consensus builder.

Collins' image as a moderate Republican has taken a massive hit during President Donald Trump's first term, however, and some longtime Collins voters tell Bloomberg that they are absolutely finished with her and will vote her out in 2020.

72-year-old Donna Sawyer, a longtime Collins voter from Limington, tells Bloomberg that Collins' vote for Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh was what finally pushed her over the edge.

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WATCH: Black postal worker stays remarkably calm as furious white man has a racist meltdown

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A racist man could potentially face federal charges for his profanity-laced tirade against a black postal worker.

The older white man became impatient while the U.S. Postal Service worker answered a phone call at the counter of the post office at Trinity Mills and the Tollway in North Dallas, reported WBAP-TV.

The incident was captured on cell phone video and uploaded to Facebook, where the man can be seen arguing with other customers and then turning his anger back on the postal worker.

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