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Victims of harassment, assault triggered by recent events
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Noelle Rose Andressen was raped by her grandfather as a toddler. As an adult, she thought she'd successfully dealt with the trauma, having gone through years of therapy. A professional dancer, she even choreographed a performance about sexual abuse to process her feelings….

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Gabby Douglas: US Olympic star alleges abuse by Dr. Larry Nassar
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Three-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas has become the third prominent American gymnast to claim that she was sexually abused by former US team doctor Larry Nassar.

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Ex-Team USA Gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct
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Larry Nassar, the former acclaimed USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and admitted in a Michigan court to using his position to sexually abuse underage girls.

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Alabama Senate poll: Jones leads Moore
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Democrat Doug Jones has opened up an eight-point lead in the US Senate race in Alabama amid multiple sexual abuse allegations against Republican Roy Moore, according to a new Fox News poll released Thursday.

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Investigators face big hurdles in church child abuse cases
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SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — When Rutherford County's child protection agency seeks to investigate allegations of abuse at Word of Faith Fellowship, it runs smack into two major obstacles: a habitual lack of cooperation from church members and a court-ordered compromise that limits what can trigger an inquiry and how social workers can question minors….

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After escaping abuse, once homeless mother of 5 finds new home
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Domestic abuse shelters for men help spotlight male victims
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DALLAS (AP) — A Texas group has opened what's believed to be only the second shelter in the U.S. exclusively for men who are victims of domestic violence, as advocates say more men are seeking help amid changing views about male victims….

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Trump calls for liberation from 'scourge' of drug addiction
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump has pledged that "we will overcome addiction in America," declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history….

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Seattle mayor resigns after fifth child sex-abuse allegation
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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday, hours after new sexual abuse allegations surfaced against the embattled mayor. Murray denied the allegations, as he has in the past. He said he was resigning effective 5 p.m. Wednesday so his “personal issues” would not interfere with the administration of city government.

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