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Today BBC News reports that two high school football players were convicted Sunday of raping a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio and officials say further charges could be brought to the case.
The article reads:
Ohio’s attorney general said anyone who kept quiet about the attack could face charges, including other teenagers, parents, coaches and school officials.
The two boys involved were each sentenced to at least one year in a juvenile facility.
According to the article “Attorney General Mike DeWine, Ohio’s top law enforcement official, said a grand jury would meet next month.”
Yesterday BBC News Middle East reported that Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has been hosting its first ever Art Week.
The BBC article and video focus on an organization called Arabian Wings, which is one of the organizations participating in the event. The event was founded by the auction house Sothebys to highlight some of the best Saudi art.
IN OTHER NEWS
Today Reuters reported that the U.S Supreme court “declined to consider a dispute over a class action lawsuit that accused Goldman Sachs Group Inc of misleading investors about the risks associated with mortgage securities offerings.”
The article reads:
The lawsuit was revived in September 2012 when the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that the lead plaintiff could pursue class action claims on behalf of investors in other certificates backed by mortgages from the same lenders.
The high court said on Monday it will not review that ruling at Goldman’s request.
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