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These laws were meant to protect people from HIV. They’ve only increased stigma and abuse.

These laws were meant to protect people from HIV. They’ve only increased stigma and...

Laboratories of Democracy is a series that looks at the nation’s most intriguing experiments in local policy. The policy: Criminal penalties for knowingly exposing someone to HIV Where: Twenty-six states around the country In place since: The 1980s The problem: In March 1981, an otherwise healthy Los Angeles man contracted a rare form of pneumonia…
Big Little Lies episode 6, “The Bad Mother,” tries to show why women don’t report abuse

Big Little Lies episode 6, “The Bad Mother,” tries to show why women don’t...

It’s been difficult to say what the focus of this season of Big Little Lies has been. A lot has happened — a stroke, a proposed revenge threesome on Madeline, Renata’s bankruptcy, Jane’s issues recovering from Perry, Amabella’s panic attack, Celeste slapping Mary Louise — but everything has felt rather redundant, even inconsequential, when compared…
Man Arrested In Murder Of Girlfriend & 2 Kids Had A Past Of Escalating Abuse

Man Arrested In Murder Of Girlfriend & 2 Kids Had A Past Of Escalating...

On Sunday, Shane Walker, 36, was arrested in the murder of his girlfriend, Air National Guard member Alla Ausheva, and their two young children. Police charged the Staten Island man with 12 counts of murder, three counts of manslaughter, three counts of criminal possession of a weapon, and three counts of arson. Walker reportedly had…
Max Landis Accused Of Rape, Sexual Assault & Psychological Abuse By 8 Women

Max Landis Accused Of Rape, Sexual Assault & Psychological Abuse By 8 Women

One ex-girlfriend, who is known as “Julie” in The Daily Beast article, claims Landis belittled and body-shamed her in front of other people. She also says he would sometimes "choke" her until she “passed out,” allowing him to do "humiliating, degrading things" to her body. In a statement to the Daily Beast, she alleged that…
Disney World Employee Arrested For Trying To Sexually Abuse 8-Year-Old Girl

Disney World Employee Arrested For Trying To Sexually Abuse 8-Year-Old Girl

Pohl is a Clermont, FL, resident and worked at the Magic Kingdom theme park. (Disney has not commented on the matter.) Heavy.com reported that Pohl was already a convicted felon and was previously investigated by Homeland Security Investigations for a similar case. In 2007, Pohl reportedly chatted online with a Vancouver Police Department detective who…
Vox Sentences: The pope wants whistleblowers on sex abuse

Vox Sentences: The pope wants whistleblowers on sex abuse

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. The US and China have limited time to strike a trade deal; Pope Francis takes a radical step toward…
New York Archdiocese names 120 clergy with ‘credible’ sex abuse allegations

New York Archdiocese names 120 clergy with ‘credible’ sex abuse allegations

The Catholic Church’s New York Archdiocese released the names of 115 priests and five deacons it said credibly sexually abused minors or credibly possessed child pornography Friday. The church said the crimes mostly took place from the the 1950s through the 1990s, with two cases occurring after 2002. “I write today as someone who himself…
Trump’s lawyer calls Democrats’ demands for tax returns “a gross abuse of power”

Trump’s lawyer calls Democrats’ demands for tax returns “a gross abuse of power”

For more than four years, President Donald Trump has refused to release his federal income tax returns. Friday, his attorney said the president plans to continue doing so, despite pressure from House Democrats to make the returns public. In a letter to the Treasury Department, Trump’s attorney William Consovoy called on the Internal Revenue Service…

Top cardinal admits the Catholic Church destroyed files to hide sex abuse

The Roman Catholic Church took pains to deliberately hide the extent of its global sex abuse crisis, going as far as destroying documents and failing to compile records that could be used to prosecute perpetrators, a top cardinal admitted this week. At an unprecedented Vatican summit designed to tackle the church’s lingering child sex abuse…

Top cardinal admits the Catholic Church destroyed files to hide sex abuse

The Roman Catholic Church took pains to deliberately hide the extent of its global sex abuse crisis, going as far as destroying documents and failing to compile records that could be used to prosecute perpetrators, a top cardinal admitted this week. At an unprecedented Vatican summit designed to tackle the church’s lingering child sex abuse…

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