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Will Wendy's Help Protect Farmworkers From Sexual Violence?
Two hundred farmworkers and allies on Monday descended on the Manhattan offices of Nelson Peltz, the board chairman at Wendys. They say Wendys could do more to protect the human rights of people in their supply chain, and theyre calling on the fast food company to reform the way it acquires produce, especially tomatoes. A delegation of faith leaders and farmworkers asked for a meeting early Monday, Lupe Gonzalo, a member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), told Rewire through an interpreter.
Nov 21, 2017 9:46PM - Rewire (rewire.news)
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Harvey Weinsteins Secret Settlements
On April 20, 2015, the Filipina-Italian model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez sat in an office in midtown Manhattan with an eighteen-page legal agreement in front of her. She had been advised by her attorney that signing the agreement was the best thing for her and her family. In exchange for a million-dollar payment from Harvey Weinstein, Gutierrez would agree never to talk publicly about an incident during which Weinstein groped her breasts and tried to stick his hand up her skirt.
Nov 21, 2017 1:57PM - The New Yorker (newyorker.com)
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Former Oklahoma state senator admits to child sex trafficking while in office
Former Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors months after investigators uncovered a secret life that they say involved child pornography and a rendezvous with a 17-year-old boy he had met through Craigslists personal ads. Shortey, a Republican who resigned last spring amid allegations that he had solicited sex from the teen,will pleadguilty to a child sex trafficking charge, his attorney, Ed Blau, said.
Nov 21, 2017 9:50AM - Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
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Now that weve had something of an awakening about the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in the American workplace, the conversation is shifting to what to do about it. In many workplaces, the answer seems to be that we need mandatory training and clearer policies. That seems to be the dominant thinking on Capitol Hill.
Nov 19, 2017 5:31PM - Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
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Flake, on hot mic, says GOP will be "toast" if it's the party of Trump and Moore
Outspoken Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona was heard on a hot mic Saturday saying the Republican Party will be "toast" if it is defined by figures like President Trump andAlabama Republican Roy Moore. Flake, whose comments were caught on a microphone ofABC local affiliate KNXV, was speaking with a friend at the time after finishing a town hall on tax reform.
Nov 18, 2017 8:26PM - cbsnews.com (cbsnews.com)
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He Was Masturbating I Felt Like Crying': What Housekeepers Endure To Clean Hotel Rooms
Cecilia was working as a minibar attendant at a Chicago hotel when she knocked on the guests door and announced herself. The mans response was quick and unequivocal: You can come in. When she opened the door, He was at the computer, masturbating, Cecilia recalled.
Nov 18, 2017 1:07PM - HuffPost (huffingtonpost.com)
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Megyn Kelly Today, Today: Megyn Kelly Today, Today Ends
Welcome to Megyn Kelly Today, Today, a daily column in which we will share the most memorable things that happened on Megyn Kelly Today every morning until we are no longer able to watch Megyn Kelly Today without feeling like there will be no tomorrow. Kate Dries messaged Bobby Finger on GMGs internal chat system and said, So Megyn Kelly starts on Today next week and I think you would be the perfect person to cover. Bobby Finger responded, Oh my god I forgot about that.
Nov 17, 2017 7:20PM - Jezebel (jezebel.com)
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Government analysis shows House tax bill would increase the cost of college by $71 billion over a decade
The repeal and revision of higher-education tax benefits in the bill passed Thursday by the House would cost students and families more than $71 billion over the next decade, according to an official analysis by Congresss Joint Committee on Taxation. [Republican tax plan seeks to shake up higher-education tax credits, deductions and benefits] In a letter obtained by The Washington Post, thecommittee provides individual scores of the education provisions in the House bill. Those thatdirectly benefit current students, borrowers and employees seeking college credentials amount totens of billions of dollars in revenue for the government, but lost savings for taxpayers.
Nov 17, 2017 12:27PM - Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
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Anti-Choice Extremists Throw Press Conference In Support of Roy Moore
A whos who of activists known for their extreme views on abortion held a press conference Thursday in defense of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore amid allegations that Moore abused and harassed teenage girls.
Nov 16, 2017 11:25PM - Rewire (rewire.news)
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Boom! Lawyered: Eggs Are Not People and Your Sperm Is Not Sacred
Hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy, also known as Rewires #TeamLegal, dive into the laws that define the concept of a person and how Congress and President Donald Trump are trying to sneak personhood into everything from the Supreme Court to the latest tax legislation. Learn more: Alabama Supreme Court Justices Make Case for Prosecuting Abortions Roe v. Wade and Fetal Personhood: Juridical Persons Are Not Natural Persons, And Why it Matters An edited excerpt: Jess: OK, but wait, theres even more.
Nov 16, 2017 6:38PM - Rewire (rewire.news)