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Breaking News: Sony Music drops R. Kelly after intense public pressure

After intense public pressure following the release of Lifetime’s explosive docuseries Surviving R. Kelly and protests outside of their New York office this week, Sony Music has decided to dissolve its working relationship with R. Kelly. However, the back catalog for the embattled artist, who faces accusations of sexual assault and ...

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Indigenous Peoples Stage Solidarity March on Washington

“U.S. political leaders and the media have ignored us long enough.” That’s the message thousands of international indigenous activists will be bringing to Washington Friday for the first ever Indigenous Peoples March. They are seeking to bring national attention to injustices endured by Indigenous people across the globe. The event, coming a ...

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Nairobi Attack Yields 11 Arrests

The assault which was claimed by the Shabab, an affiliate of Al Qaeda, killed at least 21 people, including a police officer.

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Why a pop idol's stand against her assault sparked outrage in Japan

It was a meant to be a happy occasion to launch the New Year -- a meet and greet between a Japanese pop idol and her fans.

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US Alarmed as Zimbabwe Targets, Beats Activists Amid Unrest

The U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe said Thursday it is "alarmed" by credible reports that security forces are targeting and beating activists and labor ...

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FBI: Man Wanted to Attack White House with Anti-tank Rocket

A Georgia man accused of plotting to use an anti-tank rocket to storm into the White House was arrested in a sting Wednesday after he traded his car ...

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Kenya says all gunmen killed in hotel attack; 14 victims

Kenya’s security forces have killed the Islamic extremist gunmen whose assault on a luxury hotel and shopping complex took 14 “innocent lives,” the country’s president said Wednesday. “All the terrorists have been ...

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Deadly Attack in Nairobi

Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel and office complex in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday. The Shabab, a Somalia-based militant group, claimed responsibility for the assault.

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Witness claims man who punched Black child was just trying to stop a fight

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A witness to an assault at the Asheville Mall believes the accused was trying to stop a fight between juveniles before police say he shoved and struck a child. Cellphone videos of a man shown shoving and punching a girl under 12 years old have taken social media by storm. Fifty-one-year-year-old David Bell of […] The ...

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Dartmouth: Officials Unaware of Sexual Misconduct Claims

Dartmouth College said it was unaware of sexual misconduct allegations against three professors until it was alerted by scores of female ...

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Mueller Not Ready for Trump Aide's Sentencing, Filing Says

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates will have to wait at least another two months for his sentencing date in the Russia investigation. That's ...

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AP Sources: Gillibrand Moving Toward 2020 Bid in Coming Days

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to move toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign within days by forming an exploratory committee, according to several people familiar with her plans. The New York Democrat will likely announce her ...

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Things to Watch at William Barr's AG Confirmation Hearing

As he did almost 30 years ago, William Barr is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to make the case he's qualified to serve as attorney general. Barr served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 and has been nominated by President Donald Trump to do the job again. His confirmation hearing Tuesday has multiple story lines worth ...

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Harvey Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, wants out of criminal case

Trial for the movie producer, facing rape and sexual assault charges, is set for May 6 in New York City.

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Bollywood's Rajkumar Hirani denies sex assault allegations

Rajkumar Hirani was accused by a female colleague of sexually abusing her over several months.

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Trump's shameless use of female pain to sell his border wall

The president’s apparent concern this week for the victims of sexual assault and abuse is curious considering his actions.

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Chris Brown demands to see text messages of woman suing him for rape

Chris Brown, named in a lawsuit last spring by a woman alleging that she was sexually assaulted in his home by an associate in 2017, is demanding to ...

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Craig McLachlan: Actor charged with assault and sex offences

A spokesman for the ex-Neighbours star said he would "vigorously defend" the charges.

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Craig McLachlan, Prominent Australian Actor, Faces Indecent Assault Charges

The charges could be a potential breakthrough for the media companies the actor and musician has sued for defamation, and for Australia’s nascent #MeToo movement.

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A new generation of Mauritians are working to restore its historic Chinatown

Carved out of four city blocks in the center of a tiny island in the Indian Ocean -- Chinatown near Port Louis' central market in Mauritius -- is an assault on the senses.

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Top California Lawyer Gives Insight Into Trump Policy Fight

When President Donald Trump revoked protections for young immigrants known as “Dreamers,” California’s top prosecutor, Attorney General Xavier ...

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Police Say Alternative for Germany Embellished Lawmaker’s Assault

After reviewing video of the attack, the authorities said that Frank Magnitz suffered injuries when he fell the ground after being hit once, but that ...

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Far-Right Lawmaker in Germany Is Severely Beaten in Street Attack

Officials with Alternative for Germany said they believed the assault on Frank Magnitz was politically motivated.

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Eyeing 2020, Harris Addresses Prosecutorial Past in Memoir

As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her past ...

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Kevin Spacey arrives in court on groping charge

The actor denies a charge of indecent assault and battery stemming from a groping allegation in 2016.

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Actor Spacey Does Not Enter Plea on Sex Assault Charge in Nantucket

Former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey appeared in a Massachusetts court on Monday to face a criminal charge that he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old man after plying him with alcohol at a bar in Nantucket more than two years ago. The Oscar-winning actor did not enter a plea in Nantucket District Court after being charged last month with one ...

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Arizona police investigate after 'vegetative patient gives birth'

Arizona police launch a sexual assault inquiry amid reports a woman in a clinic for a decade gave birth.

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