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Could Sen. Martha McSally’s rape disclosure revive the Equal Rights Amendment?

Could Sen. Martha McSally’s rape disclosure revive the Equal Rights Amendment?Attitudes, protections and opportunities to redress grievances have not all changed with the times, as abuse endured by McSally and other women shows.



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Virginia official accused of rape will have to resign if allegations are true: governor

Virginia official accused of rape will have to resign if allegations are true: governorIn a CBS interview to be broadcast on Monday, Governor Ralph Northam said he had learned from the controversy that erupted on Feb. 1 when a racist photo surfaced from his medical school yearbook, and that as a former pediatrician he could help Virginians heal. Virginia also needs someone who is strong, who has empathy, who has courage and who has a moral compass,” Northam told CBS “This Morning” co-host Gayle King. “And that’s why I’m not going anywhere.” According to excerpts of the interview provided on Sunday by CBS, Northam was asked about allegations of sexual crimes, including rape, that have been made by two women against Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, a fellow Democrat who is African-American and the state’s second-highest elected official.



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Virginia leader accused of rape will have to resign if claims are true: governor

Virginia leader accused of rape will have to resign if claims are true: governorIn a CBS interview to be broadcast on Monday, Governor Ralph Northam said he had learned from the controversy that erupted on Feb. 1 when a racist photo surfaced from his medical school yearbook, and that as a former pediatrician he could help Virginians heal. Virginia also needs someone who is strong, who has empathy, who has courage and who has a moral compass,” Northam told CBS “This Morning” co-host Gayle King. “And that’s why I’m not going anywhere.” According to excerpts of the interview provided on Sunday by CBS, Northam was asked about allegations of sexual crimes, including rape, that have been made by two women against Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, a fellow Democrat and the state’s second-highest elected official.



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Arizona governor urges new leaders at facility after rape

Arizona governor urges new leaders at facility after rapePHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is looking into whether it can remove the board of directors of a long-term care facility where a nurse is accused of raping an incapacitated woman who later gave birth, the governor said Friday.



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4 boys, ages 12 to 14, arrested for rape in Delaware

4 boys, ages 12 to 14, arrested for rape in DelawarePolice in Newark, Delaware are investigating a disturbing crime involving the rape of a girl by four boys all under the age of 15.



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Mini-mart worker who sexually assaulted, tried to rape 12-year-old girl jailed 13 years

Mini-mart worker who sexually assaulted, tried to rape 12-year-old girl jailed 13 yearsA mini-mart employee who took a liking to a 12-year-old girl sexually assaulted her and tried to rape her in 2016, a court heard. The 31-year-old man's crimes came to light when his then-pregnant girlfriend found a video of the minor in her secondary school uniform on his phone and reported the matter to the police.



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Baylor ties pervade rape case that sparked uproar

Baylor ties pervade rape case that sparked uproarDALLAS (AP) — The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The criminal district attorney overseeing the case holds two. The prosecutor who agreed to the plea agreement graduated from Baylor law school.



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Former Baylor fraternity president accused of rape is banned from graduation, University of Texas campus

Former Baylor fraternity president accused of rape is banned from graduation, University of Texas campusJacob Anderson, accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old student, has been banned from University of Texas at Dallas, but will receive a degree.



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Nobel peace prize shines light on rape in conflict

Nobel peace prize shines light on rape in conflictCongolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, an IS sex slave survivor, will be presented with the Nobel Peace Prize Monday, as they challenge the world to combat rape as a weapon of war. Mukwege, dubbed “Doctor Miracle” for his work helping victims of sexual violence, and Murad, who has turned her experience into powerful advocacy for her Yazidi people, will receive the prize at a ceremony in Oslo. The Norwegian Nobel Committee in October said the prize was for “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”.



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At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns.



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