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Conflict & Justice

Bill Cosby is unlikely to face rape charges in court, but that wouldn't be the case in other countries

Allegations against Bill Cosby dating from decades ago have stirred a debate in the US over whether legal statutes of limitations should apply to sexual assault cases. Some countries, like Canada and the UK, don't have deadlines for prosecuting such cases, which has allowed prosecutors to open high-profile "historic cases" of assault with some success.

Arts, Culture & Media

Solomon Northup's story was largely forgotten until '12 Years A Slave' — except by his family

At the Academy Awards tonight, the British-American film "12 Years A Slave" is up for nine Oscars. It is based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black violinist in New York who was sold into slavery in the 1800s. His great-great-great-grandson says the story gave his family a rare gift among African Americans —the ability to trace their ancestry.