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Afghanistan

Afghan evacuation raises concerns about child trafficking

U.S. officials are looking into reports that in the frantic evacuation of desperate Afghans from Kabul, older men were admitted together with young girls they claimed as “brides” or otherwise sexually abused. U.S. officials at intake centers in the United Arab Emirates and in Wisconsin have identified numerous incidents in which Afghan girls have been

Crime

Whither #MeToo? Chilling effect of Cosby reversal feared

In this Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 file photo, Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the #MeToo movement, stands for a portrait in her home in Baltimore. When Indira Henard, director of the DC Rape Crisis Center, received the text message Wednesday, she thought she wasn’t reading her phone correctly. “Indira oh my god,” said the

Legal Beat

NJ officers suspended over alleged attack at women’s prison

Dozens of corrections officers at New Jersey’s only women’s prison have been placed on paid leave following allegations that staff brutally beat and sexually assaulted inmates there. One woman, Ajila Nelson, told NJ.com that officers at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility on Jan. 11 handcuffed her and others, before punching, kicking, stripping and dragging her

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