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Indian minister sues woman alleging sexual harassment for defamation

Indian minister sues woman alleging sexual harassment for defamationIndian government minister MJ Akbar filed a defamation suit against one of at least 10 women accusing him of sexual harassment on Monday, calling her allegations false and malicious. The lawsuit, a copy of which was reviewed by Reuters, names journalist Priya Ramani as the sole accused and says that she "intentionally put forward malicious, fabricated and salacious" allegations to harm his reputation. Ramani was not immediately reachable for comment. The lawsuit comes amid widespread calls on social media for Akbar's resignation from his post as the minister of state for external affairs. Akbar, 67, a veteran editor who founded several publications, has been accused of a range of inappropriate behaviour by female journalists who previously worked as his subordinates. An Indian policeman takes away a Congress party worker during a protest against India's junior external affairs minister MJAkbar in New Delhi Credit: Manish Swarup/ AP Many journalists have called for Akbar to be sacked and have threatened to boycott events he is attending until he resigns. More than 200 protesters from the youth wing of the opposition Congress party waved placards and chanted slogans outside Akbar's Delhi home on Monday. Some jumped barricades and clashed with police and dozens were detained, a Reuters witness said. Akbar is one of the highest-profile figures so far to face accusations in India's burgeoning #MeToo movement. Several powerful men from the worlds of media, entertainment and the arts have been snared in sexual harassment and assault allegations, which have led to a string of ousters. In a one-page statement on Sunday, Akbar described allegations against him as "wild and baseless" and questioned if they were politically motivated. "Why has this storm risen a few months before a general election? Is there an agenda? You be the judge," he said in the statement. Shutapa Paul, one of the women who has accused Akbar of sexual misconduct, told Reuters on Sunday that she was dismayed by Akbar's response. "Akbar's brazen shaming of all of us is evidence of his sense of entitlement and power. I feel let down by the powers that be," Paul said. "Truth and justice will prevail."



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Woman appears to call 911 after alleging a 9-year-old black boy groped her

Woman appears to call 911 after alleging a 9-year-old black boy groped herTeresa Klein was captured on video on Oct. 10, 2018 in a New York City corner store.



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Former Cheerleader Sues New Orleans Saints Alleging Discrimination

Former Cheerleader Sues New Orleans Saints Alleging DiscriminationBailey Davis, who was fired from her job as a cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints in January, argues in a civil rights complaint that the team has two sets of rules—one for its female cheerleading team and one for its male players.



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Lawmakers review memo alleging gov't surveillance abuse

Lawmakers review memo alleging gov't surveillance abuseThe House Intelligence committee made the memo available to all lawmakers, but some called for its release; Catherine Herridge goes in-depth for 'Special Report.'



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Ford sued by truck owners alleging diesel emissions cheating

Ford sued by truck owners alleging diesel emissions cheatingBy Nick Carey DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co installed software that enabled its F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks to cheat at passing federal emissions tests, according to a lawsuit by truck owners filed on Wednesday, a claim the No. 2 U.S. automaker described as “baseless.” Ford manipulated the emissions system in violation of federal requirements and the affected trucks released twice the legal limits of emissions during normal driving, the lawsuit claimed. An emission-cheating scandal that came to light in 2015 cost German automaker Volkswagen tens of billions of dollars in settlements and fines. Ford said in a statement that all of its vehicles comply with all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board emissions regulations.



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Latino plaintiffs sue California alleging poor health care

Latino plaintiffs sue California alleging poor health careSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is harming medical care for more than 13 million lower-income residents, more than half of them Latinos, by failing to pay doctors enough to provide proper care, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.



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Fox News hit with racism lawsuit alleging 'plantation-style management' for black employees

Fox News hit with racism lawsuit alleging 'plantation-style management' for black employeesWeeks after firing host Bill O’Reilly amid allegations of sexual harassment, Fox News is under fire once again for accusations of racial discrimination. Eleven current and former Fox News employees have filed a lawsuit alleging that Fox employees engaged in “abhorrent, intolerable, unlawful and hostile racial discrimination” and created a workplace “more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment”. The case, which started with two former payroll employees, made headlines this week with the addition of former Fox and Friends co-host Kelly Williams.



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Justice Department joins suit alleging massive Medicare fraud by UnitedHealth

Justice Department joins suit alleging massive Medicare fraud by UnitedHealthJustice Department intervenes in whistleblower case



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WikiLeaks publishes CIA trove alleging wide scale hacking

WikiLeaks publishes CIA trove alleging wide scale hackingWASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks on Tuesday published thousands of documents purportedly taken from the Central Intelligence Agency's Center for Cyber Intelligence, a dramatic release that appears to expose intimate details of America's cyberespionage toolkit.



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