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Lawyers: Teen Girls Wanted To Get Raped
"These girls in the detention center are not Little Miss Muffin," one official said. Read more...
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called on Tuesday for an investigation into oil price manipulation. He also proposed a 30-day deadline for federal regulators to use emergency powers to curb excessive speculation in crude oil markets. Read more...
Interrogation rooms with wooden boards used to immobilize detainees, are among the evidence of torture Human Rights Watch says it has uncovered in Syria. Read more...
On this Sunday's Reliable Sources on CNN, ESPN senior writer Andy Katz was asked by host Howard Kurtz about Fox hosts Eric Bolling and Sean Hannity and their defense of the abusive Rutgers basketball coach last week and Katz was more than happy to give Kurtz an earful with what he thought of them. Read more...
In a detailed portrait of the kind of lives rarely given a media spotlight, Robin Poor Bear is an Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota's Spirit Lake Reservation. She's facing down incredible odds while fighting to further her education, find her voice and protect her children from the very same abuses she suffered as a child. Read more...

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Rutgers Men's Basketball Coach Firer over Homophobic and Abusive Behavior Read more...
As if being beaten within an inch of their lives wasn't enough, now domestic violence victims can be jailed if they report their beating. Read more...
There were five of them, not even men yet, accused of a violent rape. They were prosecuted aggressively by district attorneys and vilified by a tabloid press, then sent to prison for as many as 13 years. In 1989, the case of the Central Read more...
Sam Seder gives his take on the latest wingnutterty to come out of Pat Robertson's mouth, just two days after appearing on stage with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. I wonder if anyone is going to ask Mittens if he's down with that whole wife beating thing since he was happy to be out campaigning with this crackpot. Read more...
An explosive article from Salon this week highlights the attitude of corporations that profits rule, above all else. But what if that corporation is a for-profit health care company that values profits over the health and safety of its Read more...