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In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 photo provided by Shael Norris, high school sophomore Aela Mansmann, 15, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, left, stands with her brother Aidan, 13, as he displays a placard during a school walkout, in Cape Elizabeth. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine is calling on a federal court to stop the suspension of Aela Mansmann who accused an unnamed person of sexual assault. Aela and Aidan participated in the school walkout meant to protest the suspension of Aela and two other students. (Shael Norris via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 4:38 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 15-year-old girl was suspended for bullying after trying to draw attention to what she believed was an unaddressed problem of sexual assaults involving students at her high school. Now, she's taking the school district to court. Aela Mansmann, a 15-year-old sophomore at...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom has signed a law giving child sexual assault victims more time to file lawsuits. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 13, 2019 - 9:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them. The law signed Sunday...
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FILE - This file booking image provided by the Denver Police Department shows Michael Hancock. A jury on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 found Hancock, an Uber driver, not guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of a passenger he said attacked him while driving on a freeway in Denver in June 2018. Jurors sided with Hancock, 31, who argued that he was defending himself against passenger Hyun Kim. (Denver Police Department via AP, File)
October 10, 2019 - 6:06 pm
DENVER (AP) — A jury on Thursday found an Uber driver not guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of a passenger he said attacked him while driving on a freeway in Denver. Jurors sided with Michael Hancock, 31, who argued that he was defending himself against passenger Hyun (Huhn) Kim. About four...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 file photo, women and girls walk back after getting food in Bentiu, a 38 kilometers (24 miles) journey using a path through the bush, for fear of being attacked on the main road, near Nhialdu in South Sudan. South Sudan's government is failing to provide justice for victims of atrocities committed during the country's five-year civil war, Amnesty International said in a new report Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)
October 07, 2019 - 4:49 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's government is failing to provide justice for victims of atrocities committed during the country's five-year civil war, Amnesty International asserted in a new report Monday. A lack of political will to hold warring parties accountable for crimes including rape...
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Jazmyne Childs cries during a news conference on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, as she describes the sexual harassment she says she endured while employed by the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, in Raleigh, N.C. She is asking the national NAACP to expel the man whom she identified as the person who assaulted and harassed her. (AP Photo/Martha Waggoner)
October 02, 2019 - 3:06 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina NAACP leader has softened his denial of sexual misconduct accusations, saying that while he never intentionally harassed anyone, he realized his actions “may have been received as sexual.” In a written statement to The Associated Press, the Rev. Curtis...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2007, file photo, Brendan Dassey appears in court at the Manitowoc County Courthouse in Manitowoc, Wis. Dassey, the man convicted of rape and murder when he was a teenager whose story was documented in the 2015 Netflix series "Making a Murderer," is asking Wisconsin's governor for a pardon. Attorneys for Dassey said Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, that they are petitioning Democratic Gov. Tony Evers for either a pardon or a commutation of his life prison sentence. (Dan Powers/The Post-Crescent, Pool, File)
October 02, 2019 - 11:05 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man convicted of rape and murder when he was a teenager whose story was documented in the 2015 Netflix series "Making a Murderer" asked Wisconsin’s governor for a pardon or commutation of his life prison sentence on Wednesday. Brendan Dassey was 16 years old when he confessed...
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September 27, 2019 - 10:50 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of boys and men have been rescued from a building in northern Nigeria where they had been beaten, starved, sexually assaulted and chained, police said Friday. Visible marks on their bodies showed that some had been tortured, police spokesman Yakubu Sabo in Kaduna...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019 photo, Clarice "Bun" Hardy, who is of Inupiaq heritage, stands on the beach with her dog, Marley, in the Native Village of Shaktoolik, Alaska. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union’s Alaska branch demanded that the city pay $500,000 to compensate the former 911 dispatcher who says her colleagues at the police department failed to investigate her report that a man had raped her in her home. The ACLU accused the Nome Police Department of “a systemic and disastrous failure” to keep Alaska Native women safe from sexual assault. (AP Photo/Victoria Mckenzie)
September 24, 2019 - 5:51 pm
NOME, Alaska (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday accused police in this small Alaska city of "a systemic and disastrous failure" to keep Native women safe from sexual assault. ACLU's Alaska branch made that charge in a letter demanding the city pay $500,000 to a former 911...
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