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The rape culture of the 1980s, explained by Sixteen Candles

The beloved romantic comedy’s date rape scene provides important context for the Brett Kavanaugh accusations.

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      From Mollie Tibbetts' father: Don't distort her death to advance racist views

      Rob Tibbetts writes: "Do not appropriate Mollie’s soul in advancing views she believed were profoundly racist."

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          An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes

          An 11-year-old on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 minutes.

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              Worker Charged With Sexually Molesting Eight Children at Immigrant Shelter — ProPublica

              The allegations against the Southwest Key youth care worker are the latest in a series of serious accusations of sexual abuse inside the government’s immigrant youth shelters.

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                Judge demands independent audit of conditions at detention centers for migrant children

                The monitor will oversee all three family detention centers run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement — two in Texas and one in Pennsylvania — as well as Border Patrol facilities in the Rio Grande sector along the Texas border.

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                  'My son is not the same': New testimony paints bleak picture of family separation

                  A motion filed by 18 attorneys general Monday asked the federal government to provide more immediate information and access to those detained after being separated at the border. Here are highlights from more than 900 pages of declarations, including pers

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                    Rescue of Thai youth soccer team trapped in cave could take months, officials warn — The Washington Post

                    The boys and their coach would have to use breathing masks to escape the cave or wait for the water to recede.

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                      A child fired a loaded gun he found in a couch at IKEA - CNN

                      After finding a gun in a sofa at IKEA, a child fired the loaded weapon in the store, prompting an investigation of the incident.

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                        FACT CHECK: Did Media Falsely Report That Border Agents Separated a Girl From Her Mother?

                        A spate of blog posts claimed that news organizations misrepresented a photograph of a crying immigrant child who was in fact never separated from her mother.

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                            The U.S. Border Separations Feel Eerily Like My Holocaust Survivor Grandmother's Story – Kveller

                            “Hold your babies tight tonight.” If you’re in enough mamas’ groups on Facebook, you probably see a post like this every few weeks. Usually it’s about someone’s relative or best friend who tragically lost her young chil

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                              The story behind the viral photo of a 2-year-old girl crying at the U.S. border — The Washington Post

                              In some ways, the past 10 years had prepared John Moore to take the picture. In most ways, nothing could.

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                                Nearly 2,000 Children Separated From Family At US Border, DHS Says — BuzzFeed News

                                The number was current as of May 31. More certainly have been separated from their parents since.

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                                    The American cities where murder is common but arrests are rare — The Washington Post

                                    What The Post found from mapping more than 52,000 homicides over the past decade.

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                                      Suicide rates are up 30 percent since 1999, CDC says — NBC News

                                      Only half of people who died by suicide had diagnosed mental health conditions.

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                                        Recall of Brock Turner judge succeeds; Persky booted out of office for sentence in sexual assault case

                                        The judge whose controversial sentence in a sexual assault case sparked outrage appeared likely Tuesday to be tossed out of office, as voters in early returns lined up solidly against him.

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                                            Whistleblower Gives Harrowing Look on Health Care in Arizona Prisons

                                            A counselor who worked at an Arizona prison testified Thursday about a prison health care system riddled with inadequate staffing, poor care, and correctional officers that slept on the job.

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                                              Colorado man ticketed for shooting his computer; says it was worth it

                                              A Colorado man finally had enough of his troublesome computer Monday and did what pretty much everyone has fantasized about: He shot and killed it.

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                                                Teens chase kidnapping suspect on bikes, save 5-year-old girl

                                                Two teenage boys are being hailed as heroes after they chased a car carrying a kidnapped girl -- on their bicycles.

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                                                  San Francisco's BART Strike Is Ride-Sharing's First Big Test

                                                  p Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers picket this week. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) San Francisco commuters are used to traveling the Bay Area on rapid transit trains. But with this week's Bay Area Rapid Transit strike, they'

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                                                    10 Dumbest Things Ever Said About Same-Sex Marriage | Politics News | Rolling Stone

                                                    The worst logical fails, nastiest hate speech and most deeply confused metaphors from the anti-gay movement