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Fired Staffer Accuses Trump And His Campaign Of Rampant Sexism And Wage Discrimination

Photo Credit: Raw Story

File this one somewhere between “duh” and “would you really have expected otherwise?” A former staffer from Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign has alleged that the campaign pays women staffers far less than men working the same position and that sexism is rampant from top-down throughout the campaign organization. As first …

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Grand Jury Indicts Two For Illegal Recording Of Planned Parenthood Smear Video

(Steven Senne / AP)

Two anti-abortion activists for the group Center for Medical Progress were indicted by a grand jury in Harris County, Texas for their activities in secretly recording a video which purported to show Planned Parenthood employees illegally selling fetal tissue for profit.  The same grand jury has stated that it has found no …

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Ex-cop Steven Zelich pleads guilty to killing teen, refrigerating body, dumping it in a suitcase along highway

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Just before his trial was supposed to begin, former Wisconsin cop Steven Zelich, who had been accused to murdering two women and leaving their bodies along a stretch of rural highway in briefcases, pleaded guilty to the murder of 19-year-old Oregon woman Jenny Gamez.  Her body was found in June …

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In NYC, where ‘stranger rapes’ are on the rise, access to statistics locked down due to victim privacy concerns

A cab in Upper Manhattan. Many stranger rapes occur in what the police call “for-hire vehicles.”

(Karsten Moran for The New York Times)

Rapes by attackers previously unknown to their victims, known as ‘stranger rapes’ are occurring at an escalating rate in New York City.  While only 117 ‘stranger rapes’ were reported in 2014, the city reported 166 in 2015, and last year those numbers per month increased over the course of the …

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Death And Disappearances Of Native Americans Occurring At Alarming Rates In Northern United States, Police Eerily Silent

Patti Larsen of Mending the Sacred Hoop, an organization focused on ending violence against Native women. Photograph: Zoe Sullivan for the Guardian

Local activists in Minnesota have been urging local, state, and federal law enforcement units to take seriously a disturbing trend of crimes against Native American women, efforts they claim have been met with callous indifference from police forces and lawmakers. Three Native American women have been killed and two more …

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