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Massage Envy therapists accused of 180 sexual assaults

Massage Envy therapists accused of 180 sexual assaults

A chain of massage spas with almost 1,200 locations across the nation is facing hundreds of sexual assault complaints amid concerns that it ignored or mishandled the allegations.

At least 180 people have filed sexual assault civil suits, police reports or complaints to state boards against Massage Envy, its franchises and their employees, according to a Buzzfeed News investigation.

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Tobacco company-funded ads spotlight disease, deaths caused by smoking

Tobacco funded anti smoking ad ordered by courtTobacco companies are forced to admit the dangers of smoking as part of new ad campaign ordered by the U.S. District Court.

The companies, including Altria, R.J. Reynolds, Lorillard and Philip Morris USA, will pay for anti-smoking advertisements have started running in newspapers and television ads on CBS, ABC and NBC will start airing on Nov. 27.

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Alaska Natives: Our fight to survive

Alaska natives: Our fight to survive

Alaska is usually in the news for one of two reasons: its oil industry or climate change, or sometimes both.

While the effects of climate change - permafrost melting and villages along the coastline eroding away - are real, for Alaska, whose economy has thrived on oil for the past 50 years, simply stopping the drilling for oil is out of the question.

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Ivanka isn't a champion for women, and she can prove it

Ivanka Trump isn't a champion of womenSecretary of State Rex Tillerson is right to be irked that it is not him but first daughter Ivanka Trump who will lead the US delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India.

The annual event is put on by the State Department and in the past has been attended by Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama.
This year, not only is the nation's top diplomat not attending but the State Department, in a widely noted snub, is also withholding high-level delegation support from what is being billed as Ivanka's most high-profile event representing the United States.

England's top religious authority says he doesn't understand Christian support for Trump

Archbishop of CanterburyThe head of the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said in an interview on Sunday that he doesn't understand why President Trump enjoys such broad support among Christian fundamentalists.

"There's two things going through my mind: do I say what I think, or do I say what I should say?" the Most Reverend Justin Welby said in an interview with ITV. "And I'm going to say what I think."

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Pope Francis slams politicians that spread violence and racism over immigration

Pope Francis slams politiciansPope Francis on Friday excoriated politicians who foment fear of migrants, saying they were sowing violence and racism, and urged them to “practise the virtue of prudence” to help them integrate.

The pope, who has made defence of migrants and refugees a major plank of his papacy, made his comments in a message prepared for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace, which is celebrated on Jan. 1 each year.

The message, whose title for 2018 is “Migrants and Refugees: Men and Women in Search of Peace”, is traditionally sent to heads of state and government and international institutions.

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Meredith to Buy Time Inc. With Koch Brothers Backing

Meredith Corp. to buy Time Inc.Meredith Corp. agreed to acquire Time Inc. for $2.8 billion including debt, swallowing the once-mighty home of Fortune and Sports Illustrated after the internet age wreaked havoc on even the most prestigious magazine titles.

The $18.50-a-share offer is an all-cash one, Meredith said in a statement Sunday. The deal gives Meredith, publisher of Better Homes & Gardens, a larger audience at a time when publishers need to get bigger to compete with Facebook and Google in advertising.

The acquisition also gives the billionaire Koch brothers, who agreed to support Meredith’s offer with an equity injection of $650 million, a foothold in the struggling magazine industry.

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Endangered Butterfly, Mexican Shrub May Be Hurdles to Trump Wall

Endangered Quino checkered butterfly

Environmentalists suing to block President Donald Trump from constructing a wall along the Mexican border say the project would imperil endangered species including the Quino checkerspot butterfly and the Mexican flannel bush.

The Homeland Security Department has asserted authority under federal immigration law to waive compliance with environmental protection statutes because 14 miles of existing fencing near San Diego is “no longer optimal for border patrol operations.”

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'Ashamed' Franken says he won't quit Senate over groping accusations

Al Franken will not step down from Senate seatU.S. Senator Al Franken, trying to salvage his political career, said on Sunday he does not plan to resign but called himself “embarrassed and ashamed” by his behavior toward women who have accused him of groping or inappropriately touching them.

Franken, a Democrat and former comedian who has represented Minnesota in the Senate since 2009, said in a round of media interviews -- his first since the allegations surfaced on Nov. 16 -- that he looked forward to returning to his job on Monday.

“I‘m embarrassed and ashamed. I’ve let a lot of people down and I‘m hoping I can make it up to them and gradually regain their trust,” Franken told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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