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Indian judge jails 'god man' for 20 years for rape of two women

Self-styled “god man” Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the rape of two women.<p>The sentence was announced on Monday amid tight security in the northern town of Rohtak where the “guru of bling” has been held since his conviction on Friday, which provoked protests …

India

MTV Video Music Awards 2017: The winners list

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards were about performances and powerful words.<p>Kendrick Lamar kicked off the show with a mini-medley of his songs. The fiery set included a man totally engulfed in flames. Lamar went into the evening with eight nominations, followed by Katy Perry and The Weeknd …

Music

Some say people on disability just need to get back to work. It’s not that easy.

<i>[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.]</i><p>ROANOKE, Ala. — She wanted her clients to look to her for inspiration, so Teresa Boullemet stamped out her cigarette, popped …

We need higher taxes

Can we get real about “tax reform,” the Republican promise to enact deep tax cuts that will spur economic growth? Probably not, but let’s give it a try.<p>For starters, we can stop calling it “reform.” That’s a charged word, implying that the new tax system will be superior to the old. We don’t know …

Economics