Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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Bail was set at $1 million for comedian Bill Cosby, who was arraigned Wednesday afternoon at a courthouse in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania on felony sexual assault charges. After his arraignment, Cosby was taken to a nearby police precinct where he was fingerprinted and had a mugshot taken.

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The Montgomery, Pennsylvania District Attorney's office on Wednesday charged Bill Cosby with aggravated indecent assault—a felony—for sexually abusing a woman at his home in Cheltenham Township. These are the first criminal charges brought against the comedian.

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After a Washington Post cartoonist depicted Sen. Ted Cruz’s daughters as props in his presidential campaign, the Texas senator fired back with a cartoon of his own. In a hastily Photoshopped drawing posted on Twitter Wednesday, the Post and New York Times appear as the “lapdogs” for his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

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