Protests in Ireland after thong underwear cited as sign of consent in rape trial

Protests broke out in Dublin to support sexual violence victims. (Getty Images) Protests erupted in Ireland this week after thong underwear was cited as a sign of consent in a rape trial. On Saturday, a 27-year-old man was unanimously found not guilty by a jury of raping a 17-year-old woman, NPR reported. The decision sparked […]

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Report: US-led airstrikes kill 40 in IS-held area of Syria

BEIRUT – At least 40 people, mostly women and children, were killed Saturday by U.S.-led airstrikes on the last pocket held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria, a war monitor and Syrian state media reported. The coalition did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It maintains that it does all it can […]

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Media Misses: Coverage of Melania vs. Michelle

First lady Melania Trump caused a stir this week when she publicly called for the removal of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel. While this particular statement was unprecedented, it is a long-held tradition that the nation’s first ladies have influence in their husbands’ administrations. The mainstream media is all over this story, and it’s a […]

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