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‘No doesn’t always mean no’: NC law allows men to rape even if partner revokes consent during violent sex

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A loophole in North Carolina law prevents women from revoking consent during sex even if their partner turns violent.

When Amy Guy’s estranged husband, Jonathan Wayne Guy, showed up drunk at her home in December, she decided consenting to sex was the “safer” option.

“Since he was getting angry, I figured it would be better to go ahead and agree to the sex because I figured that was the safer thing for me to do,” Guy told WRAL this week.

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When the sex turned violent, Guy said that she begged him to stop. But he refused.

Guy reported the crime and her husband was charged with second-degree rape. But the charge was later dropped due to a 1979 North Carolina Supreme Court case which ruled that consent cannot be revoked once sex begins.

Guy’s husband was convicted of a lesser charge of misdemeanor assault on a female and was sentenced to 10 months in jail.

“I was devastated. I didn’t understand how that could be because I knew I had been raped,” Guy explained. “I don’t understand how the law can say that I wasn’t.”

Guy said that she came forward to speak out against the legal loophole.

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“I hope other women get the protection they need,” Guy remarked. “I hope we can change the law. It’s not right.”

Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman agreed that the law needs to be changed.

“We firmly believe that people should have the right to revoke their consent,” Freeman insisted to WRAL. “Anytime someone no longer wishes to be involved in a sexual act … they have the right to withdraw that consent and the right to revoke that consent.”

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Democratic state Sen. Jeff Jackson is sponsoring a bill to change the law. But Republicans, who control the Senate, have refused to give the measure a vote.

“We’re the only state in the country where no doesn’t mean no,” Jackson pointed out.

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Saturday Night Live mocks Trump as an unpopular high school dork after disastrous NATO Summit

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NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday ridiculed President Donald Trump after he was laughed at by world leaders during a NATO Summit in London.

The skit featured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emanuel Macron as the cool kids at the NATO cafeteria, while U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson attempts to join their cliche.

Trump asked to sit at their table, but they suggested he sit with Latvia.

They said the seat was for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was then invited to join the cool kids table.

The skit included Johnson taping an "impeach me" sign to Trump's back.

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Watch a band in cow costumes sing about Devin Nunes at White House impeachment protest

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Protesters clad in full-body furry costumes sang about Rep. Devin Nunes during a Saturday protest at the White House.

The protesters were dressed as cattle after the Fresno Republican sued a fake cow Twitter, @DevinCow.

The protesters changed the lyrics to the hit 1958 Chuck Berry song "Johnny B. Goode" to "Devin Nunes."

Video of the protested was posted to Twitter by Democratic strategist Parkhomenko, who was targeted by Nunes in one of his lawsuits.

The lyrics to the 1958 Champs song "Tequila" were changed to "subpoenas."

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Shocking photos document the devastating flooding pummeling San Francisco

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San Francisco was battered by a heavy winter storm on Saturday that caused localized flooding throughout the city.

"A low pressure system off the Northern California coast Saturday hurled bans of strong downpours into the Bay Area, triggering a flood warning for San Francisco," KPIX-TV reported.

"San Francisco Muni officials tweeted that train service between West Portal to Embarcadero Station had been shut down due to flooding. Several streets were flooded in San Francisco’s western neighborhood including knee-high water at 15th Ave and Wawona," the station noted.

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