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2 Minnesota lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct resign

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota state lawmakers — a Democrat and a Republican — will resign from office following accusations of sexual misconduct, officials said on Tuesday. Republican state Rep. Tony Cornish announced he intends to resign around Dec. 1. His announcement came shortly after an attorney for Democratic state Sen. Dan Schoen [...]


Report: Jones won't sue over Goodell extension

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The Cowboys' Jerry Jones told USA Today he will not sue fellow NFL owners over Roger Goodell's pending contract extension, but emphasized he still wants owners to have input in the negotiations.

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Footage shows African migrants being sold as slaves at auction for as little as £300 each

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The Libyan government is to investigate allegations that African migrants are being sold as slaves at auctions. Tens of thousands of migrants, many of them from West Africa but also Bangladesh, Somalia, Sudan and Eritrea, are being held in camps and warehouses on the Libyan coast, hoping to reach Europe. When the warehouses become overcrowded, or if migrants are unable to pay traffickers for the boat journey towards Italy – where many are rescued by NGO-operated vessels – they are sold. The existence of modern-day slave markets has been known for months, with testimony from the International Organisation for Migration and other humanitarian agencies, but last week CNN obtained video footage of one such auction.  In scenes reminiscent of the 19th century, when the slave trade was rife, auctioneers advertised a group of West African migrants as “big strong boys for farm work.” The auctioneers referred to the migrants in Arabic as “merchandise”. The CNN footage showed buyers bidding for the migrants, who were sold off for as little as $400 each. One West African man told the television network: “Sure, I was sold”.  Others recounted how they were beaten by their “owners” as they put to work. Ahmed Metig, the deputy prime minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Tripoli, said the allegations would be investigated. He said he would establish a "commission to investigate these reports in order to apprehend and bring those responsible to justice.” Migrants sit in a detention centre run by the interior ministry of Libya's eastern-based government, in Benghazi Credit: Reuters Alpha Conde, the president of Guinea and chairman of the African Union, where many migrants come from, called for an inquiry and prosecutions relating to what he termed a "despicable trade... from another era". The Senegalese government called the apparent slave market a "blight on the conscience of humanity". The IOM reported the existence of slave markets in April. “The reports of ‘slave markets’ for migrants can be added to a long list of outrages [in Libya],” said Mohammed Abdiker, IOM’s head of operation and emergencies.  “The situation is dire. The more IOM engages inside Libya, the more we learn that it is a vale of tears for all too many migrants.” Migrants who are rescued at sea and brought to Italy have told how they are beaten, tortured and in some cases raped by traffickers in Libya.  Many young women end up as prostitutes on the streets of Italy, with Nigerian girls as young as 13 forced to sell themselves for as little as 10 euros (£8.90) a time, terrified into submission by gang rape and voodoo curses. It is estimated that 80 per cent of Nigerian teenage girls and young women who make it to Italy are forced into the sex trade.

Report of 'extremely high' radioactive pollution suggests nuclear cloud came from Russia

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Russia's meteorological service has reported “extremely high pollution” of a radioactive isotope in the Urals near a facility that previously suffered the third worst nuclear catastrophe in history. The news bolsters international reports that a ruthenium-106 leak originating in the Urals sent a radioactive cloud over Europe.  Greenpeace Russia has said it will ask the prosecutor general to investigate the possible cover-up of a nuclear accident. Rosatom, Russia's state nuclear company, said in a statement to The Telegraph on Tuesday there had been "no unreported accidents" and the ruthenium-106 emission was "not linked to any Rosatom site". Its Mayak facility, where an explosion in 1957 contaminated a swath of central Russia, told state news agency RIA Novosti that it had not processed nuclear fuel with ruthenium-106 this year.  The isotope, which doesn't occur naturally, was detected in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland in late September. France's nuclear safety institute said the “major” radiation leak likely occurred between the Urals and the Volga river.  Graphic: Path of the cloud Rosatom said in October the “account of a supposed Russian origin of the pollution is baseless”. But a report by the Rosgidromet service on Monday revealed that the concentration of ruthenium-106 in Argayash, a village near Mayak, exceeded natural background pollution by 986 times at the end of September. The head of the service said excessive ruthenium-106 levels had also been documented in Poland, Bulgaria and Ukraine. Responding to accusations that local authorities had covered up the leak, Yevgeny Savchenko, the Chelyabinsk region public safety minister, said on Monday “fluctuations in background radiation” had not reached dangerous levels and thus “there was no basis for protective measures”.  He also claimed it was suspicious that the leak was reported in France, “where there is a nuclear waste processing facility that competes with our Mayak”. The independent news outlet Znak quoted a source at Mayak as saying the ruthenium-106 could have come from nuclear waste brought there for reprocessing.  Vladimir Putin holds a meeting on the development of the electric power industry in November with representatives of Rosatom and other state companies. Credit: Mikhail Metzel/TASS via Getty Images  

Minnesota state lawmakers plan to resign over sexual harassment accusations

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Their announced resignations come as Minnesota's U.S. Sen. Al Franken is also accused of sexual misconduct

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Trump all but endorses GOP’s Moore despite sex accusations

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore’s “liberal” rival. The president said he would announce next week whether he will campaign for [...]


Haitians relieved to stay in U.S. for now, upset status to end

Added: 21.11.2017 19:41 | 0 views | 0 comments

Yolnick Jeune couldn't sleep for days, anxious over the fate of a program that has staved off the deportations of both herself and tens of thousands of other Haitians in the U.S.
Then, President Donald Trump's administration this week announced one last 18-month extension of the Temporary Protected...


Uber: We Paid Hackers $100K To Delete Info On 57 Million Users Last Year

Added: 21.11.2017 19:41 | 0 views | 0 comments

In a seeming good-faith move, Uber announced that a 2016 hack exposed the info of many millions of riders and hundreds of thousands of drivers.

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#TSRUpdatez: Gabby Douglas Reveals She Was Also Abused By Team Doctor, Just Days After Being Accused Of Victim Shaming

Added: 21.11.2017 19:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

#Roommates, #GabbyDouglas received major backlash for making comments on Twitter after fellow teammate Aly Raisman came forward and revealed she was sexually assaulted by former Team USA doctor #LarryNassar. Now, GabbyDouglas has dropped a bomb of her own, claiming she too was abused by the same physician. According to @TMZ_TV, Gabby claims she was also […]

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