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Tuesday September 28th, 2021 night edition

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BROOKLYN — R. Kelly, the R&B singer who for more than 25 years faced accusations of sexually abusing dozens of young victims without consequence, was found guilty of federal crimes on Monday.

Jurors deliberated for just nine hours to reach their verdict, finding Kelly guilty on all counts.

Jane Rosenberg / Reuters Federal prosecutor Elizabeth Geddes points to R. Kelly during closing arguments in the trial in a courtroom sketch, Sept. 22, 2021.

They testified, at times through tears, about how Kelly sexually, emotionally, physically, and verbally abused them, some for years.

"It is now time for the defendant, Robert Kelly, to pay for his crimes,” she continued.

Though Kelly has been indicted multiple times since the late 1990s, he has never faced criminal consequences in connection with sexual abuse.

Shannon Stapleton / Reuters A tribute for R. Kelly is written in chalk on a pathway outside Brooklyn federal court, Aug. 26, 2021. »

The world’s biggest carbon-removal plant switches on

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When sealed underground such CO2 counts as “negative emissions”—an essential but underdeveloped method for tackling global warming.

Currently, the only means of doing that is planting trees, an option that is not entirely without drawbacks.

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South Korean president suggests ban on eating dog meat

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The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, has raised banning the eating of dogs in the country, his office said, a traditional practice that is becoming an international embarrassment.

The practice is something of a taboo among younger generations and pressure from animal rights activists has been mounting.

Moon is a known dog lover and has several canines at the presidential compound, including one he rescued after taking office. »