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Rebecca Lawrence is a freelancer in Brooklyn, NY. She is owned by two blind cats. Tweet at her @rebeccalawrence
Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert is surrounded by officers as he leaves federal court after pleading not guilty to federal charges of trying to hide large cash transactions and lying to the FBI in Chicago, Illinois, United States, June 9, 2015. According to an indictment, Hastert, 73, was trying to evade detection of $3.5 million in payments he had promised to make to someone from his hometown of Yorkville, Illinois, to conceal past misconduct against the person. REUTERS/Jim Young

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert Accused By Four Men Of Sexually Abusing Them As Teenagers When He Was Wresting Coach

As former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert awaits his April 27 sentencing by a federal judge for charges related to evading banking laws, the Chicago Tribune has reported that unidentified sources within law enforcement can confirm that four men have filed “credible allegations” which accuse the 74-year-old Republican with sexual …

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Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli whose son-in-law was a shareholder in three companies in the British Virgin Islands (How Hwee Young/European Pressphoto Agency)

China Erases Any Online Mention Of The Panama Papers As The World Scrutinizes 8 Top Chinese Officials Tied To Tax Havens

While the rest of the world watches the Panama Papers scandal unfold, Chinese state media has simply blacked out news related to the leaked documents from the Panamanian law firm. Additionally, China has cracked down on social media, deleting posts that mention the Panama Papers or allegations of its leaders’ ties …

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Report Says Violence Against Women In Pakistan ‘Rampant’ As Coalition Forms To Repeal Punjab Law Criminalizing Domestic Abuse

A report published by the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on the treatment of women in Pakistan has revealed horrific widespread abuse.  The group’s annual report details gang rapes, acid attacks, kidnapping, amputations, burnings and over a thousand “honor” crimes where women were killed for “domestic disputes, alleged illicit …

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Former Pastor And Missionary Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Young Girls In Orange County

80-year old Douglas Whinery of Tustin, California was arrested last week and on charged on Tuesday.  The Orange County District Attorney’s Office said Whinery was charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old and an 80-year-old girl. If convicted of the charges, Whinery could face a 100 year to life sentence. He faces …

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State Authorities Raid California Home Of Anti-Abortion Activist Behind Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos

On his Facebook page, anti-abortion activist David Daleiden posted Tuesday that his home had been raided by the California Department of Justice, which seized a laptop and multiple hard drives. Daleiden was indicted in January on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record and on a misdemeanor charge for …

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Amnesty International Reports “Alarming Surge” In Worldwide Executions In 2015, Highest Rates In 25 Years

The world’s top five executioners in 2015 were (from highest to lowest) China, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the USA. 1,634+ people executed in 2015 – the highest number recorded by us since 1989, excl China https://t.co/Q2bGPYVcWP pic.twitter.com/USjP36R8aE — AmnestyInternational (@AmnestyOnline) April 6, 2016 The latest report from human rights …

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Panama Papers Scandal Takes Down Its First World Leader — PM Of Iceland Resigns Amid Massive Anti-Corruption Protest

News outlets reported Tuesday that the prime minister of Iceland has resigned in the aftermath of the global scandal building over a Panamanian law firm’s leaked documents. Mass protests erupted in Reykjavik on Monday as thousands took to the streets to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson after …

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Rahm Emanuel Calls For Federal Hate Crime Investigation Into Racial Slurs Heard Over Chicago Police Radio

In a letter to U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked both Cook County and federal officials to investigate the racial slurs heard over Chicago Police Department radio frequencies. A male voice was first heard on March 13th saying, “typical f—ing …

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New SFPD Racist Text Scandal Emerges From Officers’ Texts Mocking The Last SFPD Racist Text Scandal

Just when we thought the San Francisco Police Department might have learned something about sending racist and homophobic texts, SFPD is once again taking heavy fire after it was revealed more texts existed, and more officers were involved. Reports say a criminal investigation has unveiled a series of racist texts …

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