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Photo: David Maialetti-Pool via Getty Images

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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How GameStop exposed the market

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Retail traders have found a cheat code for the stock market, and barring some major action from regulatory authorities or a massive turn in their favored companies, they're going to keep using it to score "tendies" and turn Wall Street on its head.

What's happening: The share prices of companies like GameStop are rocketing higher, based largely on the social media organizing of a 3-million strong group of Redditors who are eagerly piling into companies that big hedge funds are short selling, or betting will fall in price.

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Who benefits from Biden's move to reopen ACA enrollment

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Nearly 15 million Americans who are currently uninsured are eligible for coverage on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, and more than half of them would qualify for subsidies, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation brief.

Why it matters: President Biden is expected to announce today that he'll be reopening the marketplaces for a special enrollment period from Feb. 15 to May 15, but getting a significant number of people to sign up for coverage will likely require targeted outreach.

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Big Tech bolts politics

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Big Tech fed politics. Then it bled politics. Now it wants to be dead to politics. 

Why it matters: The social platforms that profited massively on politics and free speech suddenly want a way out — or at least a way to hide until the heat cools. 

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