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Actor and convicted sex offender Bill Cosby has been sentenced by a Pennsylvania judge to three to 10 years in state prison.

The details: Cosby was denied bail and ordered to be jailed immediately, per the AP. In addition to the prison sentence, the judge declared Cosby "a sexually violent predator," meaning he must undergo lifetime counseling, appear on a sex offender registry and report quarterly to authorities.

The backdrop: The 81-year-old comedian was convicted in April on three counts of aggravated assault for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. He has been accused of sexual misconduct or rape by more than 60 women, but none of the other allegations have resulted in criminal charges.

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Supreme Court blocks Alabama curbside voting measure

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday evening blocked a lower court order that would have allowed voters to cast ballots curbside at Alabama polling places on Election Day.

Whit it matters: With less than two weeks until Election Day, the justices voted 5-3 to reinstate the curbside voting ban and overturn a lower court judge's ruling designed to protect people with disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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U.S. officials: Iran and Russia aim to interfere in election

Iran and Russia have obtained voter registration information that can be used to undermine confidence in the U.S. election system, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced at a press conference Wednesday evening.

Why it matters: The revelation comes roughly two weeks before Election Day. Ratcliffe said Iran has sent threatening emails to Democratic voters this week in states across the U.S. and spread videos claiming that people can vote more than once.

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