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What they’re saying nationally about Jim Harbaugh, Michigan after loss to Indiana – MLive.com

  1. What they’re saying nationally about Jim Harbaugh, Michigan after loss to Indiana  MLive.com
  2. Highlights: Hoosiers Get First Win vs. Wolverines Since 1987 | Michigan at Indiana | Nov. 7, 2020  Big Ten Network
  3. Even with loss to Indiana, and 1-2 record, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh says Wolverines just need to ‘push forward, keep going’  ESPN
  4. Forget Ohio State. Michigan football now lags behind Indiana, too  Detroit Free Press
  5. Doyel: After Hoosiers dominate Michigan, Tom Allen proves he’s building something special at IU  The Indianapolis Star
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Jennifer Lopez cries tears of joy as she says she is ‘so happy’ about the Biden-Harris election win – Daily Mail

  1. Jennifer Lopez cries tears of joy as she says she is ‘so happy’ about the Biden-Harris election win  Daily Mail
  2. JLo’s new DSW shoe collection is more sneakers than stilettos. That wasn’t the plan  CNN
  3. Jennifer Lopez Couldn’t Hold Back Her Tears Over Biden-Harris Victory: ‘It’s a New Day’  Billboard
  4. Jennifer Lopez Cries Tears of Joy While Learning About Biden’s Win (Video)  Just Jared
  5. Jennifer Lopez Fights Off Tears While Reacting To Election Results  HotNewHipHop
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Penn State Nittany Lions drop to 0-3 as Maryland Terrapins roll behind QB Taulia Tagovailoa – ESPN

  1. Penn State Nittany Lions drop to 0-3 as Maryland Terrapins roll behind QB Taulia Tagovailoa  ESPN
  2. Highlights: Terps Put Up Their Most Points Ever vs. PSU | Maryland at Penn State | Nov. 7, 2020  Big Ten Network
  3. Penn State vs. Maryland score: Terps cruise as Nittany Lions drop to 0-3 for first time since 2001 season  CBSSports.com
  4. Penn State loses to Maryland for 1st time in 5 years, stays winless  TribLIVE
  5. Maryland’s Star Freshman Rakim Jarrett Explodes for First TDs at Penn State  NBC4 Washington
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WATCH LIVE: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris address the nation – Austin American-Statesman

  1. WATCH LIVE: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris address the nation  Austin American-Statesman
  2. Biden defeats Trump to become 46th president  Yahoo News
  3. Fox News projects Joe Biden will win 2020 presidential election  Guardian News
  4. Richard Fowler: Biden wins 2020 election. America has said, ‘You’re fired,’ to Trump  Fox News
  5. With President-Elect Joe Biden, ‘the Long National Nightmare Is Over’  The New York Times
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Source: Female Iranian Filmmaker Jailed Since 2018 Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

An Iranian filmmaker jailed since 2018 for her work and criticism of the government has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after going on a hunger strike and attempting suicide in recent months in response to her predicament, according to a knowledgeable source.

Speaking to VOA Persian from Iran on Monday, a source close to the family of filmmaker Maryam Ebrahimvand, 29, said an Iranian court for government employees notified Ebrahimvand’s lawyer of the verdict the previous day.

The source said Ebrahimvand was sentenced to seven years in prison for making a film deemed to be vulgar, two years for allegedly spreading disinformation about Iran’s top military force, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and one year for allegedly insulting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Ebrahimvand has been imprisoned since July 2018, when IRGC agents detained her at an IRGC-controlled ward of Tehran’s Evin prison. She later was transferred to Evin’s women’s ward.

VOA’s source said Ebrahimvand was handed the seven-year sentence for making a film titled “Girls’ Boarding House” about the rape of girls in Iran, and the two-year sentence for an Instagram post in which she accused the IRGC of oppressive behavior that has driven Iranian youths to emigrate.

Ebrahimvand’s one-year sentence related to critical comments that she made about Rouhani’s cultural policies in a meeting that Rouhani held with filmmakers, the source said. It was not clear when the purported meeting happened.

If Ebrahimvand’s apparent verdict is upheld on appeal, she would serve only the longest prison sentence of seven years under Iranian law.

The source said Ebrahimvand and her lawyer also have been denied access to her case file.

Ebrahimvand provided similar details of the charges against her in an interview published by Iranian state-approved newspaper Shargh Daily on Aug. 23. She also criticized what she said was her lack of access to the case file.

Shargh Daily did not say how it conducted the interview with the jailed filmmaker. Prisons in Iran have telephones for inmates but access to the phones often is restricted.

There has been no comment from Iranian officials in state media about Ebrahimvand’s case in recent weeks.

VOA’s source said Ebrahimvand started a hunger strike on April 20 to protest her uncertain status and ended it after 19 days when authorities promised to respond to her concerns. The source said Ebrahimvand never got the response that she wanted, leaving her depressed and leading her to attempt suicide via a drug overdose on September 18. She survived after being transferred to a hospital and was quickly returned to Evin prison, the source added.

VOA could not independently confirm details of Ebrahimvand’s condition at the prison because it is barred from reporting inside Iran.

IRGC agents first arrested Ebrahimvand in July 2016, interrogating her at Evin for 35 days before releasing her on a $71,000 bail.

The filmmaker later declared her candidacy for Iran’s 2017 presidential election but was disqualified by the Guardian Council that vets candidates to ensure they are sufficiently loyal to the nation’s Islamist ruling system.

This article originated in VOA’s Persian Service. Click here for the original Persian version of the story.