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Maryland colleges reviewing Cosby's honorary degrees in wake of charges

Maryland colleges reviewing Cosby's honorary degrees in wake of charges

After months of allegations by dozens of women, prosecutors charged Bill Cosby on Wednesday with having sexually assaulted a former associate after drugging her at his Pennsylvania home nearly 12 years ago.

Prosecutors in Montgomery County, Pa., charged the comedian and actor with aggravated indecent assault in the alleged encounter in early 2004. District Attorney Kevin Steele said the charge was made possible by the discovery of new evidence this year.

The 78-year-old Cosby, who once used his influence within the African-American community to hold forth against saggy pants and deadbeat dads, was arraigned Wednesday before District Judge Elizabeth McHugh in the Philadelphia...

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