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4 child sex abuse convictions tossed over disputed theory

March 31, 2019

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by David Porter, Associated Press, Updated: March 27, 2019 https://www.philly.com/news/new-jersey/child-sex-abuse-convictions-tossed-over-disputed-theory-20190327.html NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A 2018 state Supreme Court ruling that cast doubt on a theory of child sexual abuse can be used retroactively to reconsider potentially dozens of previous convictions, an appeals court ruled Wednesday in throwing out four such convictions. The Supreme Court’s ruling […]

N.J. high court bars longtime behavioral theory from child sexual abuse cases

March 31, 2019

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ByJoe Hernandez July 31, 2018 The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that attorneys may no longer call expert witnesses to testify on a longstanding theory that purports to describe how some children act after sexual abuse. The court found little scientific evidence to back up the Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome theory, or CSAAS, […]

City removes homeless camp near Seattle’s Fremont Troll that was site of overdoses

March 27, 2019

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Vianna Davila Seattle Times staff reporter https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/city-removes-homeless-camp-near-seattles-fremont-troll-that-was-site-of-overdoses/ The city of Seattle has removed a large, unauthorized homeless encampment near the famed Fremont Troll sculpture that was the site of several drug overdoses this year. City officials have also pledged to prevent the encampment from reforming, according to an email to a Fremont resident from Deputy Mayor […]

After ‘playing online games all night’, teen jumps to his death in Sharjah

March 27, 2019

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Afkar Abdullah /Sharjah Filed on March 27, 2019 | Last updated on March 27, 2019 at 11.35 pm His grandfather told Khaleej Times that his grandson seemed depressed. https://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/sharjah/after-playing-online-games-all-night-teen-jumps-to-his-death-in-sharjah A 14-year-old Ukrainian boy reportedly jumped to his death from the 15th-floor window of his family’s flat in Al Majaz on Wednesday. He was supposed to […]

Artist-in-residence uses printmaking and puppetry to tell stories

March 27, 2019

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she’s not comfortable telling Arts and EntertainmentMar 25, 2019 – 12:00am khanks@ljworld.com http://www2.ljworld.com/living/arts-entertainment/2019/mar/25/artist-in-residence-uses-printmaking-and-puppetry-to-tell-stories-shes-not-comfortable-telling/ photo by: Kathy Hanks Johanna Winters is the 2018- 2019 Arts Centers printmaker artist-in-residence. Since August, she has been teaching printmaking classes, taking part in community outreach projects and delving deeper into puppetry. Johanna Winters admits she sometimes hides behind the puppets […]

State spent $69M on mental health after Parkland, but didn’t mention PTSD, suicide

March 27, 2019

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By Elizabeth Koh Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau March 27, 2019 10:15 AM, Updated 4 hours 30 minutes ago TALLAHASSEE https://www.bradenton.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article228414724.html#storylink=mainstage_card7 When lawmakers gave more than $69 million in mental health to school districts after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, many cast the funding as a way to help prevent future mass shootings and identify troubled students […]

Maker of OxyContin reaches $270M settlement in Oklahoma

March 27, 2019

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by KEN MILLER and GEOFF MULVIHILL The Associated Press | Today at 4:00 a.m. http://www.hotsr.com/news/2019/mar/27/maker-of-oxycontin-reaches-270m-settlem/ OKLAHOMA CITY — The maker of OxyContin and the company’s controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation’s deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful […]

Recalling Mother Angelica,

March 27, 2019

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, prelate says Catholic journalists are to spread the gospel https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/recalling-mother-angelica-prelate-says-catholic-journalists-are-to-spread-the-gospel-67872 Vatican City, Mar 27, 2019 / 10:24 am (CNA).- The crisis facing the Church today calls Catholic journalists not only to “relentless and fair reporting” but also to spreading the gopsel, Archbishop Georg Gänswein said in a Mass said in memory of Mother Angelica. […]

‘Dark Web’ Pornographer Made A Million Images For Pedophiles

March 27, 2019

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March 26, 2019 by sd FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 25, 2019 https://spiritdaily.org/blog/news/dark-web-pornographer-made-a-million-images-for-pedophiles Alleged Dark Web Child Pornography Facilitator Extradited to the United States to Face Federal Charges Allegedly Made Available Over One Million Images of Child Pornography Irish authorities extradited a dual national citizen of the United States and Ireland to the United States […]

Losing your agenda- Leaders of Vatican Women’s Magazine Quit, Citing ‘Climate of Distrust’

March 26, 2019

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By Elisabetta Povoledo March 26, 2019 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/world/europe/women-vatican-magazine-quit.html   ROME — The founder and the entire editorial board have quit a Vatican women’s magazine that has drawn international attention for exposing the abuse of nuns, citing a “climate of distrust and progressive delegitimization” of their work inside the Vatican’s communications office. In a letter of resignation […]