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'Please make Bobbie not hurt me': Fergus Falls woman sentenced for death of long-abused 6-year-old 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Bobbie Christine Bishop was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release Monday for the second-degree murder of long-abused 6-year-old Justis Burland.
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Bad luck? Lost job? Coronavirus outbreak? Hong Kong's 'villain-hitters' beat all fears away 27.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

Under a busy bridge in the middle of Hong Kong, women at traditional shrines use slippers and bricks to beat away the bad luck of political unrest, economic decline and the coronavirus.

No charges against Firestone police officer who shot woman at hotel 26.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A Firestone police officer who shot and wounded a woman at a Weld County hotel will not face criminal charges.
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The Real Reason People Want to Oust Prosecutor Kim Foxx Has Nothing to Do With Jussie Smollett 13.3.2020 Mother Jones
When former Empire actor Jussie Smollett entered a Chicago courtroom in late February, it may have felt like déjà vu. In 2019, Smollett made headlines after it came to light that he allegedly paid masked men to attack him and tie a noose around his neck, and then filed a false police report. Prosecutors dropped […]
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Thousands of Foster Children Were Sent Out of State to Mental Health Facilities Where Some Faced Abuse and Neglect 12.3.2020 Mother Jones
This investigation was originally published by ProPublica Illinois and the Chicago Tribune. ProPublica Illinois is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to get weekly updates about our work. The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper that has stood up for its community since 1847. Please subscribe. Across the country, child welfare officials have […]
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Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison 11.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The 67-year-old ex-producer, who was convicted of rape and sexual abuse last month, heard the sentence in court Wednesday. But the sentence doesn't represent the last of Weinstein's legal woes.
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Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years for rape, sexual assaults 11.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, a sight the Hollywood mogul's multitude of accusers thought they would never see.
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Letters to the Editor: Women who didn't vote for Elizabeth Warren passed up an important opportunity 11.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Women who don't vote for candidates like Elizabeth Warren are voting against their own interest.

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Aurora man gets 12 years to life in prison for raping two Overland High School students 9.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A 25-year-old Aurora man has been sentenced to 12 years to life in prison following his conviction at trial of raping two high school girls.
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Cloquet police arrest suspect after deaths of woman, toddler 9.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Police found the suspect in a wooded area Sunday night.
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What would a world without women look like? On March 9, Mexico may find out 5.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

After a recent rash in femicides, women across Mexico will strike on May 9

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Opinion: Mexican government paralyzed in the face of a wave of femicides 3.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A 25-year-old's murder renewed outrage over gender-based violence in Mexico and the failure of the government to take the issue seriously enough.

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LA’s First Black District Attorney Is Battling for Reelection. Black Activists Want Her Out. 2.3.2020 Mother Jones
The debate didn’t exactly go as District Attorney Jackie Lacey had planned. Lacey, onstage at the Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles on January 29, struggled to complete a sentence before protesters started yelling again. “Jackie Lacey must go!” they chanted. One 71-year-old man rushed toward the stage after shouting about the more than 500 people […]
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Mark Halperin Says Murderers Are Treated More Fairly Than Canceled People 27.2.2020 Mother Jones
One afternoon last week, disgraced political pundit Mark Halperin and three women settled onto stools in the basement of a small theater in San Francisco to talk about the injustices of cancel culture and the indignity of being shamed, shunned, and ignored. Only me and two other journalists showed up. The rest of the audience […]
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Woman dead following domestic dispute in St. Paul 26.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The woman was found in an apartment in the city’s Union Park neighborhood. Police detained a man at the scene and later booked him into the Ramsey County Jail on suspicion of murder.
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“It’s Like the Sky is Blue Again”: Weinstein’s Accusers React to His Rape Conviction 25.2.2020 Mother Jones
When Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault in a New York City courtroom on Monday, it wasn’t just vindication for the two women whose experiences were at the center of the trial—it was a victory for the scores of “Silence Breakers” who have accused the once-powerful Hollywood mogul of sexual assault and […]
When is the South Carolina Democratic debate and which candidates are on stage? 25.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The Democratic debate in South Carolina is one of the last (free) chances presidential candidates have to make their case to voters in that state.

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Five things that have changed in Hollywood since the Weinstein case broke 24.2.2020 LA Times: Business

The downfall of Harvey Weinstein was groundbreaking for the entertainment industry. On Monday, a jury convicted Weinstein on two charges. But has Hollywood enacted meaningful change?

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Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician and an inspiration for 'Hidden Figures,' dies 24.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Johnson was one of NASA's human "computers" and wrote trajectory equations for missions in the space agency's early days. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.
Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment 24.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday at his sexual assault trial, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement.
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