R. Kelly denies sexual abuse charges in new TV interview

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R&B singer R. Kelly became tearful as he professed his innocence to charges of sexual abuse in an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, to be broadcast Wednesday morning.

What he's saying: Kelly told King he was fighting for his life with the court case. "People are going back to my past... and adding it to all of the stuff going on now, to make it all feel real to people," said Kelly, who was acquitted in 2008 of child pornography charges. "I beat my case. You can't double jeopardy me like that. It's not fair." 

Go deeper: R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse

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University of Minnesota student jailed in China over tweets

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A University of Minnesota student has been arrested in China and sentenced to six months in prison for tweets he posted while in the United States, according to a Chinese court document viewed by Axios. Some of the tweets contained images deemed to be unflattering portrayals of a "national leader."

Why it matters: The case represents a dramatic escalation of the Chinese government's attempts to shut down free speech abroad, and a global expansion of a Chinese police campaign a year ago to track down Twitter users in China who posted content critical of the Chinese government.

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⚖️ Live updates: Opening arguments begin in Trump impeachment trial

The second day of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump will see a full day of opening arguments from Democratic House impeachment managers.

What to watch for: Democrats now have 24 hours — spread out over three days — to take their time to lay out their case against the president's alleged abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It'll also allow them to highlight gaps that could be filled out by additional witnesses and documents from the administration.

This post will be updated with new developments as the trial continues.

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