Sex in society

FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the state attorney general’s office to suspend its probe into whether the Manhattan district attorney mishandled 2015 allegations of sexual misconduct by movie producer Weinstein. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 29, 2018 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the state attorney general's office to suspend its investigation into whether the Manhattan district attorney mishandled 2015 allegations of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein. A spokeswoman for Attorney General Barbara Underwood confirmed Wednesday...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 31, 2017, file photo shows a Barnes & Noble Booksellers store in Pittsburgh. Demos Parneros, the former CEO of Barnes & Noble is suing the bookseller for breach of contract and defamation following his termination in July 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
August 28, 2018 - 8:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The former CEO of Barnes & Noble filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the company, saying the bookseller breached his contract for denying him severance and defamed him by saying he engaged in misconduct, which he denies. Barnes & Noble said the lawsuit was an extortion attempt,...
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August 27, 2018 - 6:59 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's most famous legal pimp can re-open his brothel near Las Vegas after county officials ordered it closed, a judge ruled Monday. Dennis Hof, who starred in the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," and is a Republican candidate for a state legislative seat, sued officials in...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 12, 2018 file photo, a newly-transplanted cannabis cuttings grow in pots at a medical marijuana cultivation facility in Massachusetts. In a report released on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, researchers at UC San Diego detected marijuana's mind-altering ingredients in breast milk of nursing mothers, raising doctors' concerns amid evidence that increasing numbers of U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 27, 2018 - 12:04 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Marijuana's main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers' breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. Experts say the ingredient, THC, has chemical properties that could allow it to disrupt...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2018 file photo, former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson speaks in support of a California bill aimed at protecting workers from forced arbitration and nondisclosure agreements during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. The state Senate approved the bill, by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, left, and sent it to Gov. Jerry Brown, Wednesday, Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Sophia Bollag, File)
August 26, 2018 - 10:43 pm
Confidentiality agreements have come under fire during the #MeToo movement as one way abusive men have been able to hold on to their jobs, and keep harassing more women. State lawmakers are listening. They introduced bills in at least 16 states this year to restrict the use by private employers of...
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Pope Francis, flanked by Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke, listens to a journalist's question during a press conference aboard of the flight to Rome at the end of his two-day visit to Ireland, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool)
August 26, 2018 - 10:27 pm
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis declined Sunday to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, but rehabilitated him anyway...
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August 26, 2018 - 3:26 am
The #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has prompted many state legislatures to reconsider their internal policies and state laws on the issue. Although about half of House and Senate legislative chambers nationwide have taken no substantive action this year, the measures adopted in other...
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August 26, 2018 - 3:19 am
Since the start of last year, The Associated Press has tallied at least 76 state lawmakers who have faced public allegations or repercussions over sexual misconduct claims. Most of those cases became public since the #MeToo movement gained momentum in October, though some of the incidents allegedly...
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August 25, 2018 - 2:11 pm
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A renowned organist has been accused of sexual misconduct and resigned his posts at colleges in Massachusetts and Ohio. The Boston Globe reports that a group of former students at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester (WUS'-tur) allege that James David Christie sexually...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2016 photo, part of the campus of the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy is seen in Exeter, N.H. Reports released Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, following outside investigations into sexual assault allegations at the prep school identified 11 former staff members who were accused of abusing students over several decades. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
August 25, 2018 - 4:22 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Eleven former staffers at a prominent New Hampshire prep school have been accused of fondling, forced kissing and other sexual misconduct with students over several decades, according to two reports released on Friday. The reports released by Phillips Exeter Academy also found...
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