This is how sex abuse victims are changing state laws

(CNN)They suffered in silence for years, only to learn their anguish would never lead to criminal justice. Statutes of limitation are meant, in part, to prevent unreliable testimony from witnesses whose memories have faded. But in many sex abuse cases, assaults are seared into victims’ memories — and it’s their…

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Senate Republicans make counteroffer to Kavanaugh accuser for Wednesday hearing

Video Political battle over Kavanaugh assault allegation Kavanaugh accuser’s attorneys want the Supreme Court nominee to speak first. Senate Republicans on Friday extended a counteroffer to Christine Blasey Ford to testify on Capitol Hill next Wednesday, amid negotiations over whether Ford will elaborate on her allegations against Supreme Court nominee…

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Lynette Dawson: Police search home of mother who disappeared in 1982

(CNN)Police have begun searching a Sydney home for the remains of Lynette Dawson, a mother of two whose disappearance 36 years ago became the subject of a popular true crime podcast. “Today we are digging in four areas; a small area at the back of the house between the rock…

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Teenager shot dead in east London

“Officers believe they know his identity, but await formal identification and confirmation that next of kin have been informed.” It comes less than 24 hours after a 20-year-old man was killed in a “senseless” stabbing at a house party in north-east London. There have been more than 100 murders in…

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What makes Cory Booker’s groping incident different than the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

(CNN)As Washington continues to play a game of wait and see on whether Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, will testify in Washington next week, an old-but-new-again incident involving a prominent Democratic senator — and potential 2020 challenger to Trump — has…

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