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For sexual assault survivors, tips for dealing with onslaught of triggering news For sexual assault survivors, tips for dealing with onslaught of triggering news
For victims of sexual assault, the news this week of allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the sentencing of comedian Bill Cosby can trigger painful memories. For some, the emotions have become more raw; for others, the news has been almost healing. Clinical psychologist Jim Hopper is a teaching associate at Harvard Medical School who specialized in trauma. He writes the Sexual Ass...
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128 arrests later, #WeBelieveChristine, #CancelKavanaugh protests set for Thursday 128 arrests later, #WeBelieveChristine, #CancelKavanaugh protests set for Thursday
Foes of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, undaunted by more than 100 arrests Monday on Capitol Hill, are prepping for dozens of demonstrations across the nation Thursday to show support for a woman accusing the federal judge of sexual assault. Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford are scheduled to testify Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "We are organizing an im...
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California Gov. signs retail liability and trucker abuse bill into law California Gov. signs retail liability and trucker abuse bill into law
On Saturday, the Governor of California signed into law a bill holding retail companies jointly responsible for labor violations at their port trucking providers, marking a drastic shift in the relationship between the nation’s most powerful brands and those who deliver their goods in the Los Angeles harbor. Set to take effect in January 2019, Democratic state Sen. Ricardo Lara’s bill is the fi...
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Freezing your credit is now free in all states under a new law Freezing your credit is now free in all states under a new law
One of the best ways to protect yourself from identity theft is now free. Starting Friday, a new federal law allows people to freeze and unfreeze their credit at the three major credit bureaus without being charged. Before, it cost consumers in almost half the states $3 to $12 per bureau to freeze or unfreeze their credit reports. A freeze prevents lenders from pulling a person's credit rep...
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Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford wants FBI to investigate incident ahead of hearing Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford wants FBI to investigate incident ahead of hearing
Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is asking for an FBI investigation before a Senate hearing, according to CNN and The New York Times. CNN reported Tuesday night that Ford's letter, released through her attorney, is addressed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Ford says she has been targeted by "vicious harassment ...
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Flooding from Florence to swamp Carolinas for days – or even weeks; death toll hits 32 Flooding from Florence to swamp Carolinas for days – or even weeks; death toll hits 32
Although the torrential rain from Florence may be coming to an end in the Carolinas, the slow-motion disaster of river flooding will continue to wreak havoc across the region for days – or potentially weeks. It may take up to two weeks for all of the runoff from the storm, which has killed at least 32 people, to drain slowly downstream from the mountains to the coast, forecasters warned. As of ...
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Swansboro, North Carolina, got 34 inches of rain - and it's still coming down Swansboro, North Carolina, got 34 inches of rain - and it's still coming down
It started raining Thursday in the quaint North Carolina tourist town of Swansboro and 34 inches later it was still raining Sunday. The good news is that it's supposed to stop — on Wednesday. "We broke the state record for rain at one time," Mayor John Davis said. "But, considering the strength of the storm and how long it has stayed, we did pretty well." The storm is Florence, and it roa...
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Brett Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct in high school Brett Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct in high school
US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied an allegation of sexual misconduct during his high-school days. Reports say an unidentified woman claimed in a letter to Democrats that Mr Kavanaugh tried to force himself on her at a party in the early 1980s. Senate Democrats on Thursday disclosed that they had referred a complaint to federal investigators. The ...
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Lawmakers reach deal to avoid government shutdown Lawmakers reach deal to avoid government shutdown
WASHINGTON – House and Senate negotiators reached a deal to avoid a government shutdown Thursday that would spare them a nasty fight before November's midterm elections. The deal includes both a long-term funding package for the departments of Defense, and Labor, Health and Human Services and Education for fiscal 2019 along with a short-term measure that would keep remaining agencies funded thr...
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Hurricane Florence: Pentagon plans to fight back with Guard troops, rescue helicopters Hurricane Florence: Pentagon plans to fight back with Guard troops, rescue helicopters
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon deployed forces Wednesday night along the East Coast and at sea to respond to Hurricane Florence's expected landfall in North Carolina. Rescue personnel with helicopters and swift-water boats were staging to dash to people caught in floodwaters expected from Florence's deluges. Trucks capable of maneuvering through deep water also being dispatched throughout the southe...
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