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Raped at 8, pregnant at 10, then forced to marry her rapist at age 11. Her plight may help end child marriage.
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In Florida’s halls of power, Sherry Johnson is somewhat of an anomaly: a black woman who grew up destitute and survived child abuse.

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Michigan St athletic director steps down in Nassar fallout
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis tearfully announced his retirement Friday, the second university official to step down in as many days amid sharp criticism over the school's handling of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar….

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Prosecutor praises newspaper that exposed doctor's abuse
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former sports doctor Larry Nassar likely still would be sexually assaulting girls if not for the work of an Indiana newspaper that helped to expose the abuse, a Michigan prosecutor said Wednesday….

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Ex-sports doctor's victims draw strength from each other
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Clasina Syrovy would change the subject whenever someone asked if she knew former sports doctor Larry Nassar or mentioned news coverage of the unfolding scandal over his sexual abuse of young gymnasts….

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When to step in against suspected abuse
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Has #MeToo gone too far?  Ansari story sparks debate
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The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement's brief history, there's visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm….

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US jails increasingly setting aside cellblocks for veterans
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The military veterans playing cards in the Albany County jail wear the same orange uniforms as everyone else, with "INMATE" printed down the legs. But their service offers one distinct privilege: a special cellblock where they can work through issues they often share, such as substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder….

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Former Texas Congressman says he was abused at boys ranch
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AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A former Texas Congressman has said he was among the teens who were abused at a ranch that houses at-risk children in the Texas Panhandle, just days after allegations of abuse at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch first surfaced….

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Sexual misconduct scandals remind clergy victims of abuse
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When stories of sexual misconduct by powerful men began to fill the news this fall, Manny Vega immediately flashed back to his childhood….

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