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New York Times columnist recalls Jeffrey Epstein saying that sex with teenage girls was historically acceptable and that criminalizing the act went against cultural norms

New York Times columnist recalls Jeffrey Epstein saying that sex with teenage girls was historically acceptable and that criminalizing the act went against cultural normsJames B. Stewart wrote about an "on background" conversation he had last year with Epstein in a piece published on Monday.



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'Flagrant violations' of safety norms cited in Siberia inferno

'Flagrant violations' of safety norms cited in Siberia infernoRussian authorities on Monday denounced what they called “flagrant violations” of safety norms that led to the deaths of 64 people, many of them children, in a fire at a busy shopping mall in an industrial city in Siberia. Investigators and witnesses said emergency exits were locked shut — notably at a multiplex cinema where children were watching cartoons — and alarm systems were not working at the Winter Cherry shopping centre in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. “Investigators have already obtained proof of the flagrant violations that led to such serious consequences,” Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement.



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Trump Flouting Norms Risks Venal Turn in US

Trump Flouting Norms Risks Venal Turn in USSarah Chayes, author of "Thieves of State," talks with Rachel Maddow about why Donald Trump's business with corrupt foreign governments risks spreading corruption to the United States.



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Perceived norms influence teen sex activity more than peer pressure

By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Teens’ perceptions of how sexually active their peers are may have the greatest impact on their own sexual behavior, suggests a new analysis of previous studies. But actual peer pressure had the smallest effect on teens’ decisions to have sex, the authors found. “To promote youth sexual health, it is important to understand when and why adolescents decide to become sexually active or to engage in risky sexual behavior,” Daphne van de Bongardt told Reuters Health in an email. …
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