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Audrie Pott family to sue alleged teen rapists for ‘wrongful death’

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The family of a 15-year-old US girl who killed herself after she was sexually assaulted while drunk are suing three teenage boys accused of the attack and sharing a photo of it at their school.

In the latest such case, Audrie Pott committed suicide last September eight days after the alleged attack in which she was assaulted by three male schoolfriends after going to sleep at a party.

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They had taken a photograph of the alleged assault, which was shared among friends at Saratoga High School, a lawyer for the family said at a press conference with her mother Sheila.

“After consuming alcohol .. she went to a bed to go to sleep, hoping to wake up the next day and go to school and start the school year. Instead she woke up to an absolute nightmare,” said attorney Robert Allard.

“The sexual assault was one thing ..and then to be publicly humiliated and disgraced in front of the whole school student body, that was to much for this young girl to take,” he added, announcing a wrongful death civil lawsuit.

He added: “We intend to prove … that their action not only for the sexual assault, but .. the despicable horrific, traumatic, defaming and savage actions they did in the next seven days, broke her.

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“She couldn’t handle it. And she did the worst thing a parent could ever imagine … she ended her life.”

Her mother said: “These boys distributed the picture to humiliate and bully my daughter. They were her friends. This breach of trust would be difficult for an adult to handle, let alone a young girl.”

The case is the latest in North America involving a mix of teenage sexual assault and shared photos or videos.

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Last month two US teenagers were found guilty of raping a fellow high school student — a case made notorious when a video of boys laughing about the assault on the “dead” drunk girl went viral.

Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, both high school football players in the small Ohio town of Steubenville, were found to be “delinquent beyond a reasonable do,ubt” on all counts.

In Canada, several hundred people, including the provincial premier, attended the funeral last weekend of a teen who committed suicide after facing cyberbullying over her alleged rape.

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The death of Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, has provoked outrage in Canada and abroad, and police announced Friday they were reopening their investigation into the alleged sexual assault two years ago.


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Dem lawmaker encourages acting-DNI to ignore White House and deliver the whistleblower report directly to Congress

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Appearing on CNN on Friday morning to discuss an alarming whistleblower report on Donald Trump's actions that the president's administration is withholding from Congress, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) encouraged the acting Director of National Intelligence to hand the report over and ignore the administration.

Speaking with CNN host Jim Sciutto, Swalwell made a direct appeal to acting-DNI head Joseph Maguire.

"This is an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats to unite and say, we don't want this in our democracy," Swalwell explained. "You know, that's why I wrote the Protecting Our Democracy Act, to, you know, have a bipartisan commission look at this."

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‘Time for a new special counsel’: Ex-DOJ inspector general calls for formal probe of Trump-Ukraine calls

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A veteran law enforcement official called for a new special counsel investigation of President Donald Trump's communications with the Ukrainian president.

An intelligence official filed a whistleblower complaint against the president, and speculation has begun to focus the report concerns Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. aid -- and former Justice Department official Michael Bromwich called for a formal probe.

"Time for a new Special Counsel," Bromwich tweeted.

Bromwich -- inspector general for the Department of Justice from 1994-1999, former assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and associate counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel for Iran-Contra -- was responding to a summation of the allegations against Trump.

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Defiant Trump tells reporters ‘it doesn’t matter what I discussed’ with Ukrainian PM — then smears Joe Biden

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A defiant President Donald Trump said on Friday that whatever he told Ukraine's prime minister about seeking dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden wasn't important.

As reported by CNN's Jim Acosta, the president told reporters in the Oval Office that "it doesn’t matter what I discussed" recently with Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, and then pivoted to attacking Biden.

"Someone ought to look into Joe Biden," the president said.

In Oval, Trump tells reporters when asked about Ukraine and whistleblower “it doesn’t matter what i discussed” and adds “someone ought to look into Joe Biden” (per WH pool).

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