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The many countries where abortion is basically banned 24.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Abortion is safe and legal in just a third of all countries.
Ireland votes on its abortion ban, a ‘once in a generation decision’ 24.5.2018 Washington Post: World
The decision may be especially close in the rural heart of the country.
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The year women refused to stay silent, tossed their bras and redefined politics 24.5.2018 Washington Post
The modern women’s movement began the way women have long come together, meeting in living rooms across the country to share their lives and issues. But they learned that to make a difference, they had to make a splash.
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Federal prosecutors conduct sex crimes investigation into Harvey Weinstein 24.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In a move that increases the likelihood Harvey Weinstein will face criminal charges, federal prosecutors in New York have opened an investigation into whether the disgraced Hollywood producer’s alleged acts of sexual abuse violated federal laws, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Border Patrol agent fatally shoots female migrant, official says 24.5.2018 LA Times: Nation

A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a female migrant while patrolling the border town of Rio Bravo, Texas, late Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The agent was responding to reports of activity in the town about 15 miles south of Laredo when he encountered a group of migrants who he said beat...

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To fight the status quo, the activists of 1968 harnessed the power of fashion 24.5.2018 Washington Post
While the hippies rejected the Establishment, civil rights protesters dressed to be accepted.
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The Daily 202: Primary results prove 2018 will be a breakthrough year for Democratic diversity 23.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
It’s not just another year of the woman. It is the year of the minority woman.
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Head of Southern Baptist seminary removed over remarks on rape, abuse of women 23.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Paige Patterson has been under fire for past counsel to women of abuse to simply pray for their husbands. On Tuesday, a new allegation surfaced that he advised a student not to report a rape.
Woman says Southern Baptist leader urged her not to report alleged rape to police, told her to forgive assailant 23.5.2018 Washington Post
Paige Patterson, who was president of a North Carolina seminary at the time of the alleged incident, could be dismissed from his current position after thousands of evangelical women signed a petition in protest of other comments he made about women and abuse.
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Six black girls were brutally murdered in the early ’70s. Why was this case never solved? 22.5.2018 Washington Post
Six black girls were brutally murdered in the early ’70s. Why was this case never solved?
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‘A lot of shame’: Rohingya camps brace for wave of babies conceived in rape 22.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Nine months after the start of a violent crackdown in Burma, aid groups say they are expecting a surge of deliveries.
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Family that took in Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz hit with lawsuits and criticism 22.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Some see them as saviors who opened their home to a grieving young man after his mother died. Others say they were naïve or negligent and failed to properly supervise a dangerous 19-year-old and his cache of guns.

James and Kimberly Snead let Nikolas Cruz move into their Parkland, Fla., home for...

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'What are you?' 'Why do you wear that?' I'm an African American Muslim woman and I'm tired of explaining myself | Perspective 22.5.2018 Philly.com News
I have often felt a pressure to explain and justify my existence to others. The pressure to explain, explain, and explain is familiar to all minorities.
Trump gives a gift to pro-life evangelical Christians — and hurts low-income women 21.5.2018 Washington Post: Editorials
New restrictions would make life harder for Planned Parenthood and the women it helps.
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France takes a step forward in fighting catcallers but falls short on setting age of consent 21.5.2018 Washington Post: World
The lower house of Parliament has passed a measure that would impose steep on-the-spot fines for whistling at a woman or badgering her for her number.
Texas school shooter killed girl who turned down his advances and embarrassed him in class, her mother says 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

As he heard the gunshots approaching down the hall Friday morning, Santa Fe High School student Abel San Miguel, 15, hid with a few classmates in the art class storage closet.

He wasn’t sure if he was going to survive. Through the door, he could see the barrel of a shotgun. Then the shooter began...

Texas school shooter killed girl who turned him down and embarrassed him in class, her mother says 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

As he heard the gunshots approaching down the hall Friday morning, Santa Fe High School student Abel San Miguel, 15, hid with a handful of classmates in the art class storage closet.

He wasn't sure if he was going to survive. Through the door, he could see the barrel of a shotgun. Then the shooter...

In harsh Saudi crackdown, famous feminists are branded as ‘traitors’ 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Friday’s detentions came just weeks before the ban on female drivers is set to be lifted.   
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Another woman accuses L.A. sheriff's deputy of sexual assault inside jail 19.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The woman said the attack happened in a dimly lit part of the jail.

The officer ordered her to take off her clothes, then groped her breasts, the woman said. She claimed the lawman forced her into sexual acts again and again, threatening to remove her from educational classes if she did not comply.

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Family of Pakistani girl killed in Texas school shooting begs U.S.: 'Please make sure this doesn't happen again' 19.5.2018 L.A. Times - World News

Sabika Sheikh spoke to her 9-year-old sister on the phone Friday, counting down the days before she would complete her high school exchange program in suburban Houston and return to the family home in Karachi, Pakistan.

“She told me that in 20 days we will be together,” said Sabika’s sister, Soha....

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