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Rabbi charged with having sex with 17-year-old girl forced into prostitution

A New Jersey rabbi was among 30 men who had sex with a teenage girl forced into prostitution by a New York City man and woman who face charges of human trafficking, authorities said. Gabriella Colon,

Mueller could investigate Trump’s porn star payoffs as campaign finance violations: legal expert

Special counsel Robert Mueller could investigate whether President Donald Trump’s payments to his alleged mistresses broke campaign laws, according MSNBC legal analyst Jonathan Turley. The president’s

UberEATS deliveryman wanted in fatal shooting

An UberEATS driver was on the run Monday after a man who ordered a meal from the online food delivery service was killed in a late night shooting in Atlanta over the weekend, police told local media.

New objective blood test could diagnose autism in children

Scientists have found a link between autism and a set of proteins in the blood. This could be detected through a blood test, facilitating an earlier detection of the disorder. Autistic spectrum

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter recovering from surgery

Former U.S. first lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital from successful surgery Sunday to remove scar tissue from her lower intestine, The Carter Center said in a statement.

Pentagon worries Trump’s military parade will be a national security catastrophe: report

CNN’s Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr reported Monday that the military is growing increasingly concerned about President Donald Trump’s demand for a military parade. While the military is

Broken system: Why is a quarter of Canada’s prison population Indigenous?

In the wake of the acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the death of Colten Boushie, there have been loud calls for reform to address Canada’s blatant systemic racism in the criminal justice system.

Right-wingers are egging on Trump to pardon every person Mueller indicts — including himself

President Donald Trump’s conservative allies are encouraging him to fight special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe by issuing pardons to every single person he indicts. Politico reports that

The surprising benefits of oysters (and no, it’s not what you’re thinking)

Think of oysters, and what comes to mind? You’ll probably picture a plate of seafood with a generous squeeze of lemon, or you might think of oysters’ reputation as an aphrodisiac. But oysters have

The first charges over Russian involvement in the US election have been laid – are there more to come?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has issued an indictment outlining charges against the Internet Research Agency LLC (and two related entities which had “various Russian government contracts”) and 13

Why sport hasn’t made much progress on LGBTI+ rights since the Sochi Olympics

Athletes from Western nations have various protections, and many now share equal rights in most aspects of the law. But when they travel to compete in countries with regressive human rights records,

People with depression use language differently – here’s how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing.

Our discovery of how humans experience the smell of death may one day help save lives

And the sky was watching that superb cadaver Blossom like a flower. So frightful was the stench that you believed You’d faint away upon the grass. The blow-flies were buzzing round that putrid belly,

Meet the new ‘renewable superpowers’: nations that boss the materials used for wind and solar

Imagine a world where every country has not only complied with the Paris climate agreement but has moved away from fossil fuels entirely. How would such a change affect global politics? The 20th

Andrew Johnson’s failed presidency echoes in Trump’s White House

The two have much in common. Like Trump, Johnson followed an unconventional path to the presidency. A Tennessean and lifelong Democrat, Johnson was a defender of slavery and white supremacy but also

What might explain the unhappiness epidemic?

We’d all like to be a little happier. The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored

WATCH: Parkland students shred Trump for ‘pathetic’ tweets politicizing their school tragedy

Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivors Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg aren’t taking excuses from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) or President Donald Trump. In a Monday morning interview with CNN’s “New

It’s time to end the debate about video games and violence

It’s time to end the debate about video games and violence Playing violent video games doesn’t make kids more aggressive. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma Christopher J. Ferguson, Stetson University In the wake

The media needs to think twice about how they portray mass shooters

The lead story on The New York Times homepage provided the overview of the latest massacre at an American school: “17 Killed at Florida School; Toll May Climb.” A “sidebar,” or secondary story, also

Here’s how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health

When children learn about news like the deadly school shooting that claimed more than a dozen lives on Feb. 14, 2018 in Broward County, Florida, a logical question for them to ask is: Will the same