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The Anti-Child Pornography Coalition Championed By Blake Lively Has A Secret Weapon

The Child Rescue Coalition has partnered with law enforcement and activists around the world to stop children from being sexually exploited. Now, they've got Blake Lively in their corner, too. The actress and mother of two is speaking up on behalf of the organization as they move forward on a quest to end child pornography. Lively met Carly Yoost, the CEO and Founder of Child Rescue Coalition, during an event where Yoost was named the 2016 L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth National Honoree. "We are grateful to Blake Lively... for raising awareness on the issues of human trafficking, sexual abuse, a
NPR
4 min read
Society

What Does Mistrial In Cosby's Case Mean In Court Of Public Opinion?

It's a depressing question to ask on a Father's Day weekend: What does it mean that a superstar comic and philanthropist once "America's Dad" just saw his prosecution on sexual assault charges end in a mistrial? The trial against Bill Cosby ended Saturday, when a deadlocked jury was unable to reach a verdict on three counts of aggravated indecent assault after several days of deliberations. Until and unless the jurors speak, we won't know if just one or two of them declined to convict or if there was more widespread disagreement. Prosecutors have already said they will retry Cosby and people o
Mic
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New Jersey Bill Would Require Kids To Be Taught How To Interact With Police

The New Jersey state Assembly recently passed a bill mandating schools to teach students from kindergarten through grade 12 how to interact with police "in a manner marked by mutual cooperation and respect," NBC News reported. The bill, Assembly bill A1114, passed in the Assembly unanimously with a 76-0 vote. Now it heads to the state Senate. The bill requires the state to develop a social studies curriculum teaching children how to speak to law enforcement. If passed, the program could start next year. Some activists are unhappy with the legislation. Zellie Imani, a New Jersey educator and
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Fabrication & redemption…

It’s hard to believe this is a true story—it’s so compelling it seems like the work of a talented Hollywood screenwriter. In this story about fabrication, follow a former “NYT” reporter as he seeks the truth and redemption.