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Sexual Assault Survivors Faced A Major Attack Today

For years, student activists have been fighting sexual assault both on campus and off. Today, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos served a major blow to the movement. Sejal Singh, Policy Coordinator at the organization Know Your IX broke down what exactly this means, what’s at stake for survivors, and how we …

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Gay Rights Icon Edith Windsor Was A Trailblazer Through And Through

Edith Windsor — the gay rights activist whose landmark lawsuit paved the way for same-sex marriage nationwide in the U.S. — died on Tuesday (September 12). She was 88 years old. Windsor was the lead plaintiff in a 2013 Supreme Court case that successfully struck down the Defense of Marriage …

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Meet The 21-Year-Old Musician Who’s Helping Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

With reporting by Ben Poster and Hinga Vonjo In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, people in and around Houston are rallying to help victims of the “devastating” flooding that has destroyed upwards of 30,000 homes. For some, that means donating money to relief efforts; for others, it means making people …

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Meet The Houston Spider-Man Who’s Making Kids Smile After Hurricane Harvey

On Tuesday, August 29, Houston’s very own friendly neighborhood Spider-Man suited up to visit George R. Brown Convention Center, a makeshift shelter where over 9,000 displaced residents have taken refuge in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey’s “catastrophic” flooding levels and an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 destroyed homes. The masked superhero …

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A UVA Student Organizer Recounts His Last 24 Hours Of Counter-Protest In Charlottesville

When Ian Ware and I spoke earlier this afternoon (August 12), he was in the process of checking in with other activists and organizers in his group after a driver mowed down a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring several others. Ware — a third-year student at …

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The Reason Taylor Swift Is Suing A DJ For $1

Swift first alleged that Mueller reached under her skirt and grabbed her behind during a photo-op backstage at the Denver Pepsi Center in June 2013. Two years later, Mueller, an ex-radio DJ from Colorado, sued Swift for $3 million, claiming her accusations were false and had cost him his reputation …

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The Deeper Problem With Trump’s Bizarre Speech To The Boy Scouts

Every four years, thousands of members of the Boy Scouts of America gather at a National Jamboree to celebrate their participation in one of the country’s largest youth organizations. American presidents have spoken at the jamboree for 80 years, and yesterday, Donald Trump was no exception. Yet while every previous …

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