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    November 19, 2014  

    NBC scrapped development of a new Bill Cosby show, Netflix postponed the release of a new comedy special and TV land canceled his reruns in light of new and renewed accusations by five women that the comedian sexually assaulted them. Sharon Waxman of The Wrap joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the allegations and the power of social media in driving this media firestorm. Continue reading

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    November 6, 2014  

    California recently passed an affirmative consent law, meaning that consensual sex requires a clear “yes” from both parties on college campuses. But some have challenged the practicality of the policy. Hari Sreenivasan moderates a debate between Jaclyn Friedman of “Yes Means Yes” and Shikha Dalmia of the Reason Foundation. Continue reading

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    August 29, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, rebels in Ukraine consolidated control at the border crossing between Russia and the Ukrainian port town of Novoazovsk. Russia’s foreign minister rejected NATO’s claim that satellite images show Russia has sent 1,000 soldiers and heavy weaponry across the border. Also, California moved toward becoming the first state to make colleges define sexual consent. Continue reading

  • Legislators in 10 states are sponsoring bills to allow concealed weapons on campus, claiming this measure will prevent sexual assaults on campus. Photo by Getty Images
    July 31, 2014  

    Senators have proposed bipartisan legislation with steeper penalties for educational institutions that fail to investigate reports of sexual assault — and some voices in higher ed are pushing back. Anne Neal of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss why the burden should fall on the criminal justice system, not colleges and universities. Continue reading

  • Three Occidental Rapes Lead To Book Report And Brief Suspension
    July 30, 2014  

    One in five female students has been affected by sexual assault, according to the White House. Now a bipartisan group of senators is calling for colleges and universities to take action. Gwen Ifill joins sponsors of the bill Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., to discuss how the legislation will push institutions to be more transparent and provide more support to students. Continue reading

  • central park 5 MONITOR
    June 20, 2014  

    New York City will pay $40 million to five black and Latino men who 25 years ago were wrongly convicted of raping and beating a woman in Central Park. Their conviction was vacated in 2002, but it took until now to close the book on the decade-long civil rights lawsuit. Jeffrey Brown talks to Craig Steven Wilder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology for more on the legacy of the infamous crime. Continue reading

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    May 30, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, President Obama announced that Jay Carney will resign as White House press secretary after three and a half years. Carney is being replaced by his deputy, Josh Earnest. Meanwhile, officials in northern India fired two policemen amid mounting outrage over the gang rape and killing of two teenage girls. Continue reading

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    December 17, 2013  

    Since 1997, abortion has been illegal in El Salvador with no exceptions for cases of rape, incest or threat to the mother’s life. Dozens of women have been prosecuted for illegal abortions, in some cases for aggravated homicide. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the consequences of one of the world’s most stringent abortion laws. Continue reading

  • July 26, 2013  

    In other news Friday, Ariel Castro, the man accused of holding three Ohio women captive for a decade, will face life in prison without parole plus 1,000 years after entering a plea deal to avoid the death penalty. Also, police in Spain arrested the man who was controlling a train that derailed and killed at least 78 people. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2013  

    In other news Friday, Ariel Castro faces 977 charges for the kidnapping, rape and sexual abuse of three women that he allegedly held captive for a decade in the basement of his Cleveland home. Castro pleaded not guilty to an earlier indictment. Also, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced she is stepping down. Continue reading

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