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4 in custody in connection with sex assault of churchgoer

Surveillance video of four young men accused of sexually assaulting a woman leaving church CBS New York NEW YORK — Police have four suspects in custody in connection with the sexual assault of a woman who was attacked at gunpoint after leaving church in Queens, reports CBS New York. According to reports, Isiah Shorter, 20, turned himself in Friday in connection with the July 11 incident. Three other suspects, Brandon Walker, 20, Julisses Ginel, 19, and a 17-year-old have all been charged with robbery, criminal sex act, criminal use of a…

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Modern Love: The 12-Hour Goodbye That Started Everything

I was flattered. In my previous relationship, I felt more like a hamster, a classroom pet purchased in a rush and forgotten over spring break. Now I had moved on to men like this one, who saw me as a wild cat, and whom I pictured as a cross between a sea horse and a deer, track-star tall with a dancer’s grace. Not long after, he set off on a cycling tour overseas. My expectations of commitment were low. I was surprised to receive messages every day from remote villages…

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Breaking From Campaign Rhetoric, Trump Brings Terrorism Suspect to U.S. for Trial

Photo Ali Charaf Damache, accused of being an Al Qaeda recruiter, was scheduled to appear Friday in federal court in Philadelphia. Credit Peter Morrison/Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has brought an Al Qaeda suspect to the United States to face trial in federal court, backing off its hard-line position that terrorist suspects should be sent to the naval prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, rather than to civilian courtrooms. The suspect, Ali Charaf Damache, was transferred from Spain and was scheduled to appear Friday in federal court in Philadelphia,…

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Teachers union not backing bill nixing teacher-student sex

A Massachusetts state bill that would outlaw sex between teachers and students 19 years of age and younger, and which is strongly supported by the police, has yet to be endorsed by the state teachers’ union. The Massachusetts Teachers Association, which has 110,000 member, told Fox News it is reviewing the measure, which was introduced six months ago. “The Massachusetts Teachers Association’s priority is always to protect students and the educational environment,” the union said in a statement to Fox News. “While we are still examining the many components of…

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Nurse stabbed on the job pleads for hospital security law

Elise Wilson, a longtime nurse from Massachusetts, is pushing for a law meant to better protect health care workers. Wilson was attacked by a knife-wielding patient in June. Massachusetts Nurses Association, CBS Boston An emergency room nurse who was brutally attacked on the job is now one of the driving forces behind a bill that would require safety plans for health care workers, CBS Boston reports. Elise Wilson was assessing a patient at Harrington Hospital, in Southbridge, Massachusetts, in June when he suddenly came at her with a knife. “I could have…

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A Drug Maker Spends Big in Washington to Make Itself Heard

Mallinckrodt also spent $610,000 lobbying Congress, triple the amount of 2015’s first quarter. The company, which makes pain-control drugs as well as H. P. Acthar, an injectable gel prescribed for multiple sclerosis and other diseases, has lobbied on issues related to opioids, patents, Medicare and other matters, regulatory filings show. Mallinckrodt is far from unique. This year, a critical and risky one for drug companies, the industry as a whole is ratcheting up campaign donations and its presence on Capitol Hill, a new database compiled by Kaiser Health News shows….

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“Don’t fear the fin,” Ocearch founder says

The shark tracking and research organization Ocearch is launching its next expedition along the shores of Montauk, on New York’s Long Island. On Friday, a group of explorers will begin focusing their research on tagging juvenile white sharks in the area.  During a conversation on “CBS This Morning,” expedition leader Chris Fischer spoke about the mission and the importance of keeping sharks populated in the ocean. “They are the balance keepers,” Fischer said. “If they thrive, the system thrives. No big sharks, no fish for our grandchildren.”  Play Video CBS This…

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Protests over law that would let Polish leader handpick top justices

Protesters raise candles during a protest on July 20, 2017 in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland, as they urge the Polish senate to reject a bill changing the judiciary system. Getty WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s Senate opened debate Friday on a contentious draft law that would dismiss current Supreme Court judges and let the president appoint new ones. Earlier, a special Senate commission swiftly reviewed and approved the bill, which critics say opens the door to political influence over the nation’s top court. Tens of thousands of…

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County jail to snip 30 days off prison sentences if inmates get a vasectomy

Officials in White County, Tennessee, have given inmates the option of ending their jail sentence early if they voluntarily agree to have a vasectomy or birth control implant. General Sessions Court Judge Sam Benningfield, who signed a standing order in May, said he made the decision to ensure that inmates would not be “burdened with children,” according to WTVF. OJ SIMPSON GETS PAROLE, ELIGIBLE FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 1 The program works like this: Both sexes can volunteer to participate, which is free of charge. Women are given a Nexplanon contraceptive…

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