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  • Scenes cut from ‘Show Dogs’ over resemblance to sexual abuse

    Two scenes are being cut from the family movie “Show Dogs” after complaints that they resemble real-life sexual abuse.

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  • London couple convicted of murdering nanny, burning her body

    A couple has been found guilty of murdering their French nanny and burning her body on a bonfire in their London backyard. A jury at London's Central Criminal Court convicted 35-year-old Sabrina Kouider and 40-year-old Ouissem Medouni on Thursday after six days of deliberation. The...

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  • Sweden adopts law that says non-consensual sex is rape

    Sweden has adopted a law requiring people to get explicit consent before sexual contact. Otherwise it will be considered as rape.

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  • Georgia jury awards $1 billion after guard rapes teen

    A Georgia jury has awarded an eye-popping $1 billion verdict against a security company after an apartment complex guard was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl. Hope Cheston was outside by some picnic tables with her boyfriend during a party in October 2012 when an armed security guard...

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  • Guatemala: 4 ex-officers convicted of 1981 rights abuses

    Four retired high-ranking military officers in Guatemala were convicted Wednesday of crimes against humanity and other charges in the 1981 rape and torture of a young woman and the disappearance of her teenage brother.

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  • Lawmakers seek better funding for Olympic sex-abuse crisis

    Lawmakers used an emotionally charged House subcommittee hearing to get answers about what they portrayed as the U.S. Olympic Committee's slow-moving, underfunded response to a steadily widening sex-abuse scandal in Olympic sports. CEO Shellie Pfohl of the U.S. Center for SafeSport spoke...

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  • Australian archbishop steps down after cover-up conviction

    An Australian archbishop said on Wednesday he will stand aside but does not intend to resign after becoming the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse.

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  • Australian archbishop steps down after cover-up conviction

    An Australian archbishop said on Wednesday he will stand aside but does not intend to resign after becoming the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse. Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson was convicted on Tuesday in the Newcastle Local...

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  • Body of Pakistani killed at Texas school arrives in Karachi

    The body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas has arrived in the port city of Karachi, where her family lives.

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  • Body of Pakistani killed at Texas school arrives in Karachi

    The body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas has arrived in the port city of Karachi, where her family lives. Sabika Sheikh was among 10 students and staff slain Friday at Santa Fe High School. The alleged shooter is 17-year-old...

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  • Pope to host more Chile abuse victims, 5 of them priests

    Pope Francis is planning to meet with more victims of Chile’s most notorious predator priest, a sign he isn’t finished hearing about the “system of abuse” that flourished in a parish that produced dozens of priests over the years.

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  • Texas school shooting suspect's father thinks he was bullied

    A 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school should be seen as a "victim" because he may have recently been bullied, causing him to lash out, his father said. In a phone interview over the weekend with Greece's Antenna TV, Antonios Pagourtzis said he...

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  • Pope to host more Chile abuse victims, 5 of them priests

    Pope Francis is planning to meet with more victims of Chile's most notorious predator priest, a sign he isn't finished hearing about the "system of abuse" that flourished in a parish that produced dozens of priests over the years. The Vatican said Tuesday that five of the victims of sexual...

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  • Armed men who threatened Marseille police still at large

    French authorities say a group of men who threatened police officers with guns in Marseille is still at large and might have abducted someone during its commando-style operation.

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  • The Latest: Chief praises slain Baltimore County officer

    The Latest on the slaying of a police officer in Baltimore County, Maryland (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Baltimore County police chief says a female officer killed in the line of duty had the talent to rise through the ranks. Police Chief Terrence Sheridan said at a news...

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  • Letter: USA Taekwondo wasn't shy about punishing Lopezes

    Two-time Olympic champion Steven Lopez complained to the U.S. Olympic Committee that he was subject to an "institutionalized witch hunt" designed to undermine his success — a piece of Congressional testimony offered by USA Taekwondo to undercut the notion that the organization was unwilling to...

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  • Woman accuses R. Kelly of sex abuse, giving her herpes

    A woman has filed a lawsuit in New York against R. Kelly, claiming the singer sexually assaulted her, locked her in rooms for punishment and infected her with herpes.

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  • CORRECTS: An Australian archbishop has become most senior cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse

    CORRECTS: An Australian archbishop has become most senior cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said archbishop was charged; he has been convicted of a charge that was filed earlier. )

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