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French Senate votes to ban child beauty pageants

French Senate votes to ban child beauty pageants

Sep 18, –France’s Senate has voted to ban beauty pageants for children under 16 in an effort to protect girls from being sexualized too early. Anyone who enters a child into such a contest would face up to two years in prison and 30,000 euros in fines. A pageant organizer lamented that the move was […]

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No new funds required for Oklahoma tornado recovery

No new funds required for Oklahoma tornado recovery

May 22, WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has more than $11 billion in its main disaster relief fund. Recovery costs in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore are expected to be a relatively small fraction of that amount. The devastating 2011 tornado that wiped out much of Joplin, Mo., for instance, required about $750 million […]

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Senior British lawmaker denies sex offence, rape allegations

Senior British lawmaker denies sex offence, rape allegations

May 5, AP – Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans, 55, was arrested on Saturday. He was questioned about sex offenses that allegedly took place between July 2009 and March 2013 and was later released on bail. A senior British Conservative Party politician arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault said Sunday the […]

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