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A reckoning for the Boy Scouts

Society | The organization faces a mounting number of sexual abuse claims
by Mary Jackson
Posted 11/20/20, 04:52 pm

For 62 years, Bob Grier never spoke of the sexual abuse he experienced as a teenager in a South Miami, Fla., Boy Scout troop during a three-year span in the late 1950s. But when he saw a YouTube advertisement from a law firm asking abuse victims to come forward, he decided it was time. The 76-year-old attorney said his abuse is still difficult to discuss. But he has found a sense of purpose fighting for other alleged victims. Grier calls them “brothers.”

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The coronavirus, social media, and teen mental health

Family | Shifting trends over the last year reveal the roots of depression among young people
by Mary Jackson
Posted 11/20/20, 04:41 pm

Each month, hundreds of teenage girls contact Texas sisters Bethany Beal and Kristen Clark through GirlDefined, a ministry they started in 2014 for young women. The majority of those girls struggle with some form of depression, anxiety, or an overwhelming sense of not measuring up, Beal said.

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The pro-Trump, anti-socialist playbook

Politics | New York’s 11th District reflects a trend for how the GOP narrowed the margin in the House
by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/19/20, 05:11 pm

Come January, Congresswoman-elect Nicole Malliotakis will take her seat on Capitol Hill as the Republican Party’s only representative from New York City. The 11th District, which spans conservative-leaning Staten Island and a slice of southern Brooklyn, flipped from red to blue in 2018 when Max Rose toppled incumbent Republican Rep. Dan Donavan in the blue wave that gave Democrats control of the House.

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