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Harsh Sentence for Chinese Porn Novel, Gay Sex Scenes, Decried

Transit Riders, Drivers Brace for Influx of Amazon Employees

By Kilian Melloy |
A female Chinese writer has been sentenced to more than ten years in prison for creating a novel that details sexual situations between two male characters. She was writing in a ge...

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Why Bigotry is a Public Health Problem

Why Bigotry is a Public Health Problem

By Ronald W. Pies, Tufts University | Nov 21
There is little question among mental health professionals that bigotry can do considerable harm to the targets of the bigotry. What is more surprising is the evidence showing that those who harbor bigotry are also at risk.

Ousted Gay Texas Council Member Sues Over Recall Defeat

Ousted Gay Texas Council Member Sues Over Recall Defeat

By Ryan Tarinelli | Nov 21
An openly gay former councilman in a small Southeast Texas town is suing after he was defeated in a recall election, an effort that surfaced when nude photos of him were anonymously sent to city hall.

Pope to Meet with Young Inmates, AIDS Patients in Panama

Pope to Meet with Young Inmates, AIDS Patients in Panama

Nov 21
The Vatican is confirming Pope Francis will travel to Panama in January for the Catholic Church's big youth rally, and says he'll also spend time there with juvenile delinquents and people suffering from AIDS.

Saks Accused of Race, Age Discrimination in Lawsuit

Saks Accused of Race, Age Discrimination in Lawsuit

By Deepti Hajela | Nov 21
Eight former employees at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store filed a race and age discrimination lawsuit Tuesday against the high-end store and its corporate parent, alleging they were subjected to a hostile work environment and unfairly fired.

She's Everywhere: Ocasio-Cortez Puts Trek to Congress Online

She's Everywhere: Ocasio-Cortez Puts Trek to Congress Online

By Laurie Kellman and Lisa Mascaro | Nov 21
Intimate details have kept Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's star on the rise since she upset Democratic veteran Joe Crowley in New York's June primary.

Woman Claims Avenatti Dragged Her By Arm Across Floor

Woman Claims Avenatti Dragged Her By Arm Across Floor

By Michael Balsamo and Catherine Lucey | Nov 21
An actress who says she had a relationship with Michael Avenatti alleges that he dragged her across the floor of his Los Angeles apartment after an argument over money, according to court documents obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

Trump Team Turns Over Written Answers to Mueller's Questions

Trump Team Turns Over Written Answers to Mueller's Questions

By Erick Tucker | Nov 21
President Donald Trump has provided the special counsel with written answers to questions about his knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election, his lawyers said Tuesday, avoiding at least for now a potentially risky sit-down with prosecutors.

Harsh Sentence for Chinese Porn Novel, Gay Sex Scenes, Decried

Harsh Sentence for Chinese Porn Novel, Gay Sex Scenes, Decried

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 20
A female Chinese writer has been sentenced to more than ten years in prison for creating a novel that details sexual situations between two male characters. She was writing in a genre that's secretly produced and marketed to straight women.

Canadian School Under Fire in Wake of Sexual, Hazing Assaults

Canadian School Under Fire in Wake of Sexual, Hazing Assaults

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 20
Toronto police say that at least one of several reported videos showing students at an all-male Catholic school being assaulted is so graphic that it meets the definition of child pornography and should be deleted by anyone in possession of it.

Lawsuit Continues Against Novelist Sparks, School He Started

Lawsuit Continues Against Novelist Sparks, School He Started

By Emery P. Dalesio | Nov 20
The former headmaster of a private Christian school founded by novelist Nicholas Sparks can continue to sue the school, the author and the foundation Sparks created to support the school, a federal judge said.

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