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Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who spent decades as one of the state's most powerful politicians before being convicted of corruption, is set to be sentenced on Tuesday for collecting millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks. Prosecutors have asked U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan to send the 72-year-old Silver to prison for more than 14 years. The sentencing caps a stunning fall from power for Silver, a Democrat who represented Manhattan's Lower East Side and served as speaker of the state Assembly from 1994 to 2015.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has trimmed its economic growth forecasts for the 19 countries that share the euro amid an unpredictable global outlook marked by political uncertainty and weakness in emerging markets.