Sex in society

In this Sept. 17, 2018 photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a student town hall at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. DeVos is proposing a major overhaul to the way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct. The Education Department released a plan Friday that would require schools to investigate sexual assault and harassment only if it was reported to certain campus officials and only if it occurred on campus or other areas overseen by the school. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 17, 2018 - 2:16 am
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate. Her plan would scale back...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. administers the House oath of office to Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House Ethics Committee has found that Kihuen made persistent and unwanted advances toward three women required to interact with him as part of their job. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
November 16, 2018 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Friday that Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen of Nevada made persistent and unwanted advances toward three women who were required to interact with him as part of their job. Kihuen is serving his first term and announced he would not seek re-election...
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In this Sept. 17, 2018 photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a student town hall at National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. DeVos is proposing a major overhaul to the way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct. The Education Department released a plan Friday that would require schools to investigate sexual assault and harassment only if it was reported to certain campus officials and only if it occurred on campus or other areas overseen by the school. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 16, 2018 - 10:14 am
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle complaints of sexual misconduct, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment, and narrowing the types of cases schools would be required to investigate. Under the...
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November 15, 2018 - 9:11 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has been sued for allegedly allowing three psychology professors to sexually harass and abuse scores of female graduate students for years, including two who said they were raped. The federal lawsuit against Dartmouth's trustees was filed in New Hampshire on...
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In this Oct. 9, 2018 photo, Linda Marino poses with photographs of her son, Samuel, at her home in Tolland, Conn. Samuel Marino died in a 2009 car crash that relatives believe was intentional after becoming a victim of a male sex trafficking ring. Advocates are calling for more recognition and services for male victims. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
November 15, 2018 - 1:08 am
TOLLAND, Conn. (AP) — Like many victims of a Connecticut sex trafficking ring that preyed on troubled young men and teenage boys for more than 20 years, Samuel Marino never told his family or police about being coerced into having sexual relations with much older men. Marino ended up carjacking...
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FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. Twenty-nine more plaintiffs have joined one of the two lawsuits filed against Ohio State University by alumni who say they were victims of sexual misconduct by Strauss during the two decades he worked there. Counting the allegations added Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, the lawsuits allege more than 20 school officials and employees, including athletic directors, knew concerns about Dr. Richard Strauss but didn't stop him. .(Ohio State University via AP, File)
November 14, 2018 - 4:59 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alumni who say they're victims of sexual misconduct by an Ohio State University team doctor allege more than 20 school officials and staff, including two athletic directors, knew of concerns about how the physician treated young men but didn't stop him. The list of such...
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Robert Hoatson, of West Orange, N.J., holds protest signs outside of a hotel hosting the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 14, 2018 - 4:15 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — At a national assembly focused on the sex-abuse crisis, numerous U.S. Roman Catholic bishops called Wednesday for a formal repudiation of Theodore McCarrick, the ex-cardinal facing allegations of sexual misconduct over a long stretch of his career. The U.S. Conference of Catholic...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. Actress Paz de la Huerta is suing Weinstein, saying the movie mogul raped her, harassed her and hurt her career. The lawsuit filed Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Weinstein raped de la Huerta twice in New York in December 2010. Police said last November they were investigating, but no charges have been filed. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 13, 2018 - 4:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Paz de la Huerta is suing Harvey Weinstein, saying the movie mogul raped her, harassed her and hurt her career. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Weinstein raped de la Huerta twice in New York in December 2010. Police said last November they...
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November 13, 2018 - 11:45 am
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The longtime former leader of a champion Pennsylvania-based drum and bugle corps has been charged with sexually assaulting two women. Sixty-two-year-old George Hopkins of Mechanicsburg was charged Tuesday with two counts of sexual assault. His attorney, Tom Bergstrom, says...
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In this Nov. 2, 2018 photo, Honduran transgender Alexa Amaya, who part of a group of 50 or so LGBTQ migrants traveling with the migrant caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, uses a compact to apply makeup while riding in the back of a flatbed truck to Sayula, Mexico. "I know it will be difficult to win asylum," said Alexa, a 24-year-old from Copan Honduras, "but we have to make the attempt." (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 13, 2018 - 12:03 am
MATIAS ROMERO, Mexico (AP) — Dozens of transgender women and gay men in the caravan moving through Mexico with hopes of seeking asylum in the United States have banded together for protection — not from the uncertainty of a journey fraught with danger from the gangs who prey on migrants but from...
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