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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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Saturday Profile: The Female Warlord Who Had C.I.A. Connections and Opium Routes

Ms. Yang partnered with remnants of the Chinese Nationalist troops who had been defeated by Mao’s Communists but continued to fight from havens in Burma. Intelligence dispatches at the National Archives in Yangon described her as a menace to the peace. The Nationalist troops had won support from the C.I.A., because of their shared interest in stemming the spread of Communism during the early stages of the Cold War. The covert plan, called Operation Paper, included an agreement by which American weapons were airlifted to Southeast Asia using planes owned…

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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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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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Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

Last Updated Jul 21, 2017 12:46 PM EDT White House press secretary Sean Spicer has resigned, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett has confirmed.  Spicer resigned Friday morning, shortly after President Trump selected Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. Scaramucci’s hiring was a factor in his resignation, as was Spicer’s diminishing role in the White House, Garrett reports. A source with direct knowledge of the situation said there was a Friday White House communications meeting in which the new communications director was announced, and Spicer made the decision to…

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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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