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Parents outraged after Wisconsin school asked students how girls can avoid rape

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A Wisconsin school district has apologized for suggesting girls and women are to blame for their own sexual assault.

Students at Bradford High School in Kenosha were shown a video in class Dec. 17 that depicted a sexual assault and then asked to explain what the victim could have done to prevent the attack, reported WITI-TV.

“What could have Melissa have done differently to avoid her sexual assault?” the questionnaire asked. “Provide at least four examples.”

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The school district pulled the assignment three days later, and administrators have apologized for blaming victims of sexual violence.

“We live in a culture that does blame victims for the hurt and the harm in their lives,” said Carmen Pitre, the president of Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee. “Our message at Sojourner — and our partner agencies — is that it’s never your fault.”

Pitre credited the school district for educating students on sexual and domestic violence, but said the focus on the question was misplaced.

“The first question could have been, ‘What do you think leads a person to use force and to believe force is appropriate to use?'” Pitre said.

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Ukraine begged Trump to raise issue of their captive sailors with Putin — he didn’t and Russia state TV gloated

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The ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is being painted by Congress and the press against the backdrop of the ongoing war between Russia and the Ukraine.

As more and more sworn deposition transcripts are released, researchers are able to link up the testimony of events with real-time reactions, giving us a remarkable insight into the implications of foreign policy decisions.

Investigative journalist Julia Davis flagged one key part of testimony in the transcript released of the deposition by Ukraine embassy political officer David Holmes.

The transcript reveals Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the former federal prosecutor who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, interviewing Holmes about Ukraine's desperation to set up a meeting with Trump.

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‘Something nefarious going on’: Obama deputy chief of staff doesn’t buy White House claims on Trump’s health

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The deputy chief of staff for operations in the Obama administration broke down on Monday why the White House claims on President Donald Trump's surprise Saturday visit to Walter Reed Hospital.

Jim Messina, who also was the campaign manager for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, was interviewed Monday on MSNBC's "The Last Word" by anchor Lawrence O'Donnell.

O'Donnell noted the note the White House physician sent to White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham:

[caption id="attachment_1563602" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Memorandum from Dr. Sean Conley to Stephanie Grisham.[/caption]

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Trump doctor denies the president underwent any ‘neurologic evaluations’ at Walter Reed Hospital

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The physician to the president claimed that President Donald Trump did not undergo "neurologic" evaluations during a surprise visit to Walter Reed Hospital.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham released a picture of a memorandum from Dr. Sean Conley, which was printed on "Office of the Press Secretary" letterhead.

The memo was sent to Grisham.

On Saturday, Grisham had claimed the purpose of the visit was to conduct a "partial" physical. Dr. Conley referred to the visit as an "interim check up."

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