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R Kelly accused of infecting woman with herpes, faces fresh sexual abuse lawsuit

The R& amp; B singer faces another allegation of sexual assault, from a woman who also alleges he locked her up for failing to please him sexually though he has always denied wrongdoing R Kelly is facing another sexual abuse lawsuit, the most recent developments in a string of accusations that he coerced women into …

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Why acknowledging you’re wrong should be the new right

Our politicians advise to save face at all costs has led to a culture of obstinacy with disastrous human consequences Here’s a scenario that’s not easy to conjure: It’s inauguration day. Your new chairman is being sworn into office. Unlike their now dishonor( and, dare we theorize, incarcerated) predecessor, they’ve worked at various levels of …

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‘Gentrification without displacement’: Wire actor’s property plan causes storm

Wendell Pierce says his $20 m apartment complex, which includes a cafe and and art gallery, will bring value to the citizens of Baltimore Earlier this month Wendell Pierce, who played detective William ” Bunk ” Moreland in the seminal HBO television series The Wire, tweeted his excitement about a new block of Baltimore apartments …

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Police excavate Brisbane property in search for US woman missing since July

Partner assisting with investigations as cold instance disappearance of Priscilla Brooten becomes a homicide investigation Queensland police are excavating the front yard of a home in Brisbane’s north where a missing American woman lived with her partner. Priscilla Brooten was formally reported missing in December last year but the 46 -year-old was last seen in …

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Seattle’s bohemian culture struggles to survive as tech takes over

A solstice festival highlightings the citys history of embracing the weird as Amazon gas a changing landscape Covered in swirled pink paint and clad only in an emerald green thong, Shannon Kringen blended into an essential Seattle summertime scene, becoming a nude in a sea of bicycling nudes. The thousands of naked cyclists gliding through …

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Socialism is no longer a dirty word in the US- and that’s scary for some | Arwa Mahdawi

Since Trump took power, membership of the Democratic Socialists of America has leapt from 6,000 to 47,000 and even conservatives are struggling to articulate what is so bad about free education and healthcare Here’s a fun game to play with a right-leaning American: say the word ” socialism” and count the number of seconds it …

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New Age author Marianne Williamson ‘looking into’ 2020 presidential run

Williamsons interest in a potential presidential bid is a sign of how broad the Democratic field in 2020 might be New Age author Marianne Williamson was in Iowa earlier this week meeting with Democratic activists to explore the possibility of a presidential campaign. Tom Henderson, a prominent Democratic activist in the nation, told the Guardian …

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Banned bread: why does the US allow additives that Europe says are unsafe?

China, Brazil and members of the EU have weighed the potential risks and outlawed chemicals found in US loaves Give us this day our daily foam expander . It may sound odd, but in America, your loaf of bread can contain ingredients with industrial applications- additives that also appear in things like yoga mats, pesticides, …

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Nxivm trial: cult leader a ‘predator’ who preyed on women, prosecutor says

Attorney tells jury at start of trial in Brooklyn federal tribunal that Keith Raniere took advantage of them emotionally and sexually The former self-help guru Keith Raniere was a ” predator” who preyed on young lady, including a 15 -year-old girl, and turned them into sex slaves as part of a cult-like organization, a “prosecutors …

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Hollywood therapists on call ’24-7′ amid reckoning over sexual misconduct

While some in industry feel empowered by shifting attitudes, others grapple with painful memories or face guilt over having kept quiet about what they knew Film industry The Observer Hollywood therapists on call ’24-7′ amid reckoning over sexual misconduct While some in industry feel empowered by shifting attitudes, others grapple with painful memories or face …

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