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Texas Bathroom Bill Has Emotions, and Stakes, Running High

“She’s very concerned,” Ms. Miller said. “It’s potentially not a safe situation for her.” Social conservatives, led by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, have denied that the bill discriminates against anyone and have accused critics of exaggerating the potential economic damage. One moderate Republican leader, State Representative Joe Straus, the speaker of the Texas House, has expressed concern that the law could prove damaging and dangerous for transgender people, but supporters of the bill say the issue is public safety and women’s privacy. “Straus doesn’t seem to be concerned about the…

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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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Police officer charged with having sex with 15-year-old cadet

Robert Cain CBS Los Angeles / Robert Cain / Facebook LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old cadet, prosecutors announced Friday. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said 31-year-old Robert Cain is expected to be arraigned Friday on charges that include unlawful sexual intercourse. Cain was arrested in June amid a widening investigation into wrongdoing in the department’s cadet program for minors who are aspiring officers. Prosecutors said Cain befriended the teenage cadet and had sex with her on three…

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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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Hacked Ashley Madison users get $11.2M settlement

ST. LOUIS — A federal judge has approved an $11.2 million settlement between the website Ashley Madison and users who sued after hackers released personal information, including financial data and details of their sexual proclivities. U.S. District Judge John Ross in St. Louis gave preliminary approval on Friday to a class action settlement that was initially announced last week by Toronto-based Ruby Corp., the parent company of Ashley Madison, a website marketing itself as a place to have affairs. Lawsuits from around the country were consolidated in the Eastern District of…

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Extreme Commuting

“So we put a pencil on a map and drew 150 miles out,” he said. Looking west, they checked out Bethlehem, Pa., a city of 75,000 wedged between Allentown and Easton, which was founded by Moravians in the mid-18th century, and pitched their tent. Jennifer Lehman may not have the longest commute in this determined fraternity — roughly two hours — but she is a clear winner when it comes to scenery and sociability. A recruiter in the professional services field, she lives in Newburgh, N.Y., about 60 miles north…

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McDonald’s employee fired for refusing service to police officer; cop’s wife says husband was ‘humiliated’

The wife of a Virginia police officer is speaking out about the McDonald’s employee who refused to serve him, but she claims she never wanted the young employee to lose his job. Last week, Officer Scott Naff of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries was denied service by a young McDonald’s drive-thru worker, who took one look at Naff in his uniform and stated, “I ain’t serving no cops.” “My husband, of course, was shocked,” said Cathy Naff during an interview on Friday morning’s edition of “Fox and…

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DJ sues Taylor Swift after losing his job

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 1989 World Tour on August 21, 2015 in Los Angeles. Christopher Polk/Getty Images Legal proceedings are in motion for a DJ suing Taylor Swift, who says the singer cost him his job.  The singer accused David “Jackson” Mueller, a former Denver radio host, of groping her during a photo session in 2013, and Mueller is suing Swift, claiming he lost his job because of her allegations.  But things are not looking great for Mueller, as a judge sanctioned the DJ on Thursday for destroying…

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Company recalls coffee with Viagra-like substance

Bestherbs Coffee issued a voluntary recall of its New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee. istockphoto GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — A Texas coffee company is recalling one of its roasts because it was making some men a bit too excited.    Bestherbs Coffee LLC issued the voluntary recall for its New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found it contains desmethyl carbodenafil, which is similar to sildenafil in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra.    Bestherbs, which is based in the Dallas suburb of…

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Ex-Navy sailor gets 40 years for killing transgender woman

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – A former Navy sailor has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2016 stabbing death of a transgender woman in Mississippi. Dwanya Hickerson, 21, pleaded guilty Thursday to murder in the killing of Dee Whigham in a St. Martin hotel room on July 23. Hickerson will also have to serve 15 years for a robbery charge. He could have faced the death penalty if he had gone to trial on the original charge of capital murder. Autopsy results show Whigham, 25, was stabbed 119 times. Many…

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