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Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav, center, arrives at a court in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. A Tel Aviv court is set to sentence a former Israeli president convicted of rape. Katsav faces up to 16 years in prison when his sentence is handed down Tuesday. He says he is innocent. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav, center, arrives at a court in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. A Tel Aviv court is set to sentence a former Israeli president convicted of rape. Katsav faces up to 16 years in prison when his sentence is handed down Tuesday. He says he is innocent. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

LISTEN TO COMPLETE HEARING AUDIO | Arguments were made Tuesday in the historic Hamdan v. Rumsfeld case over President Bush's wartime powers. Audio of the entire 90-minute hearing is available above. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu -- The Washington Post)

TEL AVIV, Israel -- An Israeli court sentenced former President Moshe Katsav to seven years in prison on Tuesday for raping a former employee, capping a five-year saga that turned a working-class hero into the country's highest-ranking official ever ordered to jail.


The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled unanimously that a group of stockholders may proceed with its lawsuit against the makers of the nasal spray cold remedy Zicam, saying the manufacturer should have disclosed that some who used the product lost their sense of smell.


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