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R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of MeToo

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NEW YORK - The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the floor is a makeshift altar of comforting objects: A string of Christmas lights, plastic toys, crystals, a glitter-filled wand.
They arrive at the end of a school day in their usual hoodies and jeans, their smiles and easy banter masking the painful experiences that bring them together: This group is called “Sisters in Strength,” and its members are survivors of sexual violence or their supporters.
One high school...
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A picture of a firefighter carrying an elderly woman up some stairs is capturing hearts

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Firefighter Thomas Harwell says it's always been in his blood to help people, and not just when he's on the clock.
He, his wife Shayla and their 2-year-old daughter were at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo featuring Brad Paisley Saturday when they saw an elderly woman struggling to get down the stairs of the stadium with her daughter and two granddaughters.
“She was having a rough time,” Shayla Harwell told CNN Sunday night. “I nudged my husband and told him that they may need help.”
Thomas Harwell helped the woman down the stairs, but he and his wife kept an eye on the family until...
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Woman gets life in prison for sitting on, smothering 9-year-old girl

Woman gets life in prison for sitting on, smothering 9-year-old girl

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A 320-pound woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on her as a form of punishment.
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R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of MeToo

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BY MARYCLAIRE DALE and JOCELYN NOVECK
NEW YORK - The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the floor in front of them is a makeshift altar of comforting objects: A string of Christmas lights, plastic toys and dolls, oils and crystals, a glitter-filled wand.
They arrive at the end of a school day in their usual hoodies and jeans, their smiles and easy banter masking the painful experiences that bring them together: This group is called “Sisters in Strength,” and...
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