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Libyan gang-rape victim Eman al-Obeidy flees to Tunisia

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Eman al-Obeidy became one of the more recognizable faces of the so-called Arab Spring in March, when she burst into a Tripoli hotel and told journalists about her gang-rape at the hands of pro-Gaddafi military men, then was dragged out of the hotel and went missing for days. Now, al-Obeidy says, she has fled Libya for Tunisia.

Al-Obeidy told CNN that she crossed the Tunisian border Thursday, in disguise and with the help of a defecting military officer. In the car, she wore a head covering that obscured her entire face but for one eye. She has since been granted sanctuary in Tunisia, but is unsure of what comes next, and fears for her life.

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“I still do not know what I am going to do. Of course I’d like to see my family,” she said.

Her father had expressed doubt about her safety, and feared those loyal to Gaddafi “would do the worst to her, given [Gaddafi’s] past” if they found her.

Al-Obeidy has been charged with slander against the men she accused of raping her in the two-day ordeal and has said that she has little hope of her attackers being prosecuted.

In early April, she was reached for interviews by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and by NPR.

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“I have reached the end of my tolerance for this as a human,” she told Cooper via translator. She told NPR that every time she dares show her face in the street, “they treat me as a terrorist.”


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Here’s how the law governing whistleblowers applies to the Trump Ukraine complaint

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This week it was revealed that President Donald Trump did something so concerning that an intelligence staffer felt the need to report the incident and file for whistleblower protections.

Trump asked Ukraine to look into scandals about former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter. For nearly a year, Trump's former attorney Rudy Giuliani was admittedly working to persuade officials in Ukraine to find "dirt" on the Bidens that they could use in the election. While the accusations against the younger Biden have been disproven, it's suspected, but not confirmed, that this was the incident detailed in the complaint.

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Retiring Republican lawmaker blames Trump’s ‘petty, childish bullsh*t’ for massive GOP exodus

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In an examination of the record-breaking number of Republican lawmakers who have decided to quit or retire despite holding a seat in solidly conservative congressional districts, one lawmaker admitted that he grew weary of having to deal with Donald Trump's daily Twitter habit and other shenanigans -- so he is calling it quits.

As the Washington Post reports, "Since Trump’s inauguration, a Washington Post analysis shows that nearly 40 percent of the 241 Republicans who were in office in January 2017 are gone or leaving because of election losses, retirements including former House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis)."

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Internet rains hell on ‘fake Christian’ Karen Pence’s new Twitter account: ‘I can’t wait for the rapture’

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The Internet reacted with scorn over the weekend after Second Lady Karen Pence announced a new Twitter account aimed at reelecting President Donald Trump.

In her first tweet, Pence posted a video lavishing praise on the president.

"There are probably a lot of things you don't know about me," Pence says in the video. "For example, I enjoy painting, I love to ride my bike and I like nothing better than reading a good book. On my new Twitter account, I will share what I'm up to when I'm not in the office at the White House."

Excited to start a new #Twitter account to help tell the story of all the accomplishments under the leadership of @realDonaldTrump and @mike_pence! Follow along to KEEP AMERICA GREAT! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/RaPwC5ThyR

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