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Feds investigate Ohio State response to abuse claims

The inquiry will examine whether Ohio State acted "promptly" to investigate student complaints about Dr. Richard Strauss.

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Melania Trump to Address Cyberbullying Summit in Maryland

Melania Trump plans to address a cyberbullying summit in Maryland next week.   The White House says the first lady will deliver remarks "addressing the positive and negative effects of social media on youth." She'll also attend a panel discussion with representatives from various social media platforms participating in the Federal Partners in ...

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Trump Revokes Ex-CIA Director’s Security Clearance

The security clearance of a former Central Intelligence Agency director was revoked Wednesday by U.S. President Donald Trump, who said in a statement ... /
Tyrese Gibson says ex-wife’s domestic abuse claims hurt job prospects

Fast & Furious actor Tyrese Gibson is blaming his financial woes on his former wife, charging that her accusations of domestic abuse has left him ...

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Native Americans Work to Break Down Barriers to Voting

In November 2012, former North Dakota attorney general Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat, won a hotly-contested race for a seat in the U.S. Senate, a win ...

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Oral Sex, Then Holy Water: Report Documents Abuse by Priests

A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she’d had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old ...

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Pennsylvania priests 'abused thousands of children'

A grand jury report found top Pennsylvania Catholic officials covered up child sex abuse for 70 years.

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Late Cloud Over Ellison Bid for Minnesota Attorney General

Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and first Muslim elected to Congress, sought his party's nomination Tuesday for Minnesota attorney general in a race clouded in the final days by an ex-girlfriend's allegation of domestic abuse. The allegation surfaced the weekend before Tuesday's primary when the son ...

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Philip Wilson: Ex-archbishop in cover-up to be detained at home

Philip Wilson is the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up sexual abuse.

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Mbali Sikhosana: How a domestic worker took on her abusive boss

Domestic workers are a key part of many South African homes, but many face abuse and extremely low wages.

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US Democrat Keith Ellison denies abuse allegations

An ex-girlfriend made the claims days before his primary election for Minnesota attorney general. /
NAACP president has surprising message for racist who threatened to lynch her ‘I would tell him I love him’

A brave NAACP President came face-to-face in court with the racist man who called her racial slurs and promised to lynch her. But apparently all of that abuse wasn’t enough to harden Evelyn Foxx’s heart and she said if given the chance she’d share a ...

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US Wants to Remain ‘Partner of Choice’ in South America

High-profile U.S. officials have visited South America in recent weeks to signal strength in inter-American alliances amid U.S. competitors’ increased interest in the region. Speaking to reporters while traveling to Brazil Sunday, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Russian and Chinese involvement in South America has had “zero impact” on ...

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Concern Grows over Fate of Chinese Professor

More than 150 alumni of China's Shandong University have written an open letter, urging the school to ensure the personal safety and freedom of professor Sun Wenguang, who was apparently taken away by police during a live VOA interview nearly two weeks ago. Wang Shujun, a co-signer of the open letter, told VOA that he was shocked about the ...

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Raging Holy Fire Dangerously Close to S. California Homes

California wildfires continued to rage Friday as the Holy Fire in southern California came within mere meters of residential areas and destroyed more than 7,000 hectares of national forest land. On Thursday night, California Governor Jerry Brown ...

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Child abuse inquiry: School 'reputations put before victims'

Ampleforth and Downside pupils were subjected to "appalling" sex abuse over 40 years, a report says.

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USC president steps down amid gynaecology sex abuse scandal

Max Nikias quits after criticism of his handling of sex abuse allegations against an ex-school doctor.

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US Concerned for Chinese Professor, Arrested During Live VOA Interview

The Trump administration says it is concerned about the whereabouts of retired Chinese university professor Sun Wenguang, who has not been heard from since he was detained during a live VOA interview last week. "We condemn China's ongoing abuse of human rights, in particular, the suppression of the fundamental freedoms of expression, association ...

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From Child’s Abuse to the Dark Web: Germans Recoil at a Mother’s Role

A woman and her boyfriend were convicted of raping her young son and selling him to pedophiles over the dark web in case that has shocked Germany.

China enacts first laws to target sexual abuse in schools

China's first laws designed to protect minors from sexual harassment on school campuses, including excessive physical contact and suggestive messages and images, are now in effect in the city of Hangzhou.

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FBI Task Force Sharing Information About Online Trolls 

The FBI’s new foreign influence task force is sharing information about online trolls with technology companies as part of the bureau's ...

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Kids Found in Rags in New Mexico Amid Tale of Guns, Exorcism

A raid on a New Mexico desert compound turned up 11 children wearing rags and living in filth, and also broke open a bizarre tale of guns, exorcisms ...

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Longtime Manafort Deputy Rick Gates Admits Embezzlement

The government's star witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort testified Monday that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from ...

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Pope Francis accepts resignation of Australian archbishop convicted of sex abuse coverup

The move comes three days after the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, became the first cardinal to step down due to allegations of ...

Australian archbishop resigns after sex abuse cover-up

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide, the highest-ranking Catholic official ever to be convicted of covering up sex abuse.

High-ranking Buddhist monk accused of sexual abuse in China

One of China's highest-ranking Buddhist monks has denied explosive allegations of sexual misconduct, which accusers claim left at least one victim suicidal.

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Senegal star 'racially abused' in China

Senegal striker Demba Ba is the victim of alleged racial abuse in a Chinese Super League game, according to his Shanghai Shenhua manager Wu Jingui.

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