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Thursday September 7th, 2023 night edition

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E. Jean Carroll, who accused former President Donald Trump of rape, arrives at Manhattan Federal Court for the continuation of the civil case, in New York City, May 9, 2023.

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Donald Trump is civilly liable for defamatory statements he made about writer E. Jean Carroll in 2019 when she went public with claims he had raped her decades earlier.

Normally, a jury would determine at trial whether a defendant is liable for civil damages claimed by a plaintiff.

But Kaplan found that Carroll was entitled to a partial summary judgment on the question of Trump's liability in the case.

Carroll's lawyers argued, and Kaplan agreed, that the jury's verdict in that case effectively settled the legal question of whether Trump had defamed her in similar comments he made about Carroll in 2019.

"The jury's finding that she did not therefore is binding in this case and precludes Mr. Trump from contesting the falsity of his 2019 statements," Kaplan wrote.

The ruling is the latest in a series of big losses for Trump in lawsuits filed by Carroll. »

White supremacist signs posted outside Black-owned businesses on Martha's Vineyard

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Signs with the website of a white supremacist group were posted this weekend outside two Black-owned businesses on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

The signs were found early Sunday morning outside two businesses that are owned by Black families, Galibois said. »

Russia Announces ‘Tactical’ Withdrawal From Ukraine’s Robotyne

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Balitsky maintained that abandoning Robotyne would benefit Russian forces and claimed that the village “ceased to exist” after lengthy battles.

On Monday, the Russian military said it had “improved the tactical situation” near Robotyne without indicating who controlled the village.

The U.S. think tank Institute for the Study of War said geolocated footage posted Tuesday shows Ukrainian forces advancing south of Robotyne. »

Armenia to exercise with US troops next week in sign of frustration with Russia

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Sept 6 (Reuters) - Armenia said on Wednesday it would host a joint army exercise with the United States next week, at a time of rising military tension with neighbouring Azerbaijan and open friction in its relationship with Russia.

The frustration between Russia and Armenia is mutual, with Moscow this week accusing Pashinyan of "public rhetoric bordering on rudeness".

Azerbaijan has justified its action by saying Armenia was using the road to supply weapons to Karabakh, which Armenia denies. »