Child Sexual Abuse
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Shake-up in U.S. gymnastics governance

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/06/18, 10:40 am

The U.S. Olympic Committee is moving to replace USA Gymnastics as the governing body for the sport at the Olympic level. In an open letter Monday, USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland told gymnasts, “You deserve better.” Former gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar is serving a 40-year prison sentence for sexually abusing gymnasts in his care.

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Weinstein accused of sexually harassing teenage girl

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/01/18, 10:48 am

Court documents filed Wednesday in a class action lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein accused the disgraced movie mogul of sexually harassing a teenage girl. Most of Weinstein’s accusers so far were adults when the alleged abuse happened, but the latest woman to come forward said she was 16 when he lured her to his New York apartment, supposedly to discuss her acting career. Instead, he demanded sex and told her she would never work as an actress unless she gave in, court documents claimed.

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Afghanistan’s deadly fight for democracy

International | The United States says Afghan troops can handle the intensified violence
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/23/18, 03:34 pm

As Afghanistan wraps up a parliamentary vote marred by nearly 200 violent attacks and 50 deaths, U.S. officials insist the country can manage the violence and protect the democratic process.

Last weekend’s vote was the first to take place in war-torn Afghanistan since 2010. Afghan officials deployed about 70,000 police and soldiers to guard polling stations after the Taliban and Islamic State (ISIS) vowed to target voters.

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