Jul 2, 2018

New charges filed against Harvey Weinstein

Additional charges have surfaced in Harvey Weinstein's case. Photo: Steven Hirsch-Pool/Getty Images

Additional sexual assault charges have been filed against Harvey Weinstein by the Manhattan District Attorney, the D.A.'s office announced on Monday.

The details: The new charges stem from 2006 allegations brought by a third woman, and include counts of a criminal sexual act in the first degree and two counts of predatory sexual assault — which carry a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison. Weinstein was indicted by a grand jury at the end of May on rape charges for his alleged assaults of two other women in 2013 and 2004.

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Julián Castro endorses Joe Biden for president

Julián Castro introducing Sen. Elizabeth Warren at an event in February. Photo: RONDA CHURCHILL/AFP via Getty Images

Julián Castro, who ended his presidential campaign in early January, endorsed Joe Biden today with a call for "real reform to address our broken policing system."

Why it matters: Castro’s endorsement comes as protests against police use of excessive force, especially in communities of color, have wracked the country for the past week, triggered by the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. Throughout the primary, Castro made police reform a central part of his campaign.

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ICE and border agents deployed to help with protest enforcement

Police near the White House during George Floyd protests. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Immigration agents have been deployed to assist federal, state and local law enforcement amid intensifying protests over the police killing of George Floyd, immigration agency officials confirmed to Axios.

Why it matters: Local protests in cities across the U.S., a number of which have turned violent, have incited a strong federal response from agencies including the National Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) — and President Trump himself.