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Berkeley student details professor's disturbing sexual advances -- and how the university failed her

Nicole Hemenway was coming out of a class when her thesis adviser pulled her aside and asked if she could talk. It was 21 November 2014, and the professor, Blake Wentworth, walked her to a secluded area of the University of California, Berkeley campus, according to Hemenway.

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Portland police chief under investigation after lying about friend's 'self-inflicted' shooting

Oregon city becomes latest police bureau marred by scandal amid accusations that chief Larry O’Dea covered up a hunting accident as ‘self-inflicted’ shooting

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Facebook under fire after banning plus-sized model's picture over 'health and fitness policy'

Facebook has apologized for wrongly banning a photo of plus-sized model Tess Holliday for violating its ‘health and fitness’ advertising policy

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Miltant who joined Ammon Bundy's Oregon standoff pleads guilty to conspiracy

A participant in the Oregon militia standoff at a wildlife refuge pleaded guilty to conspiring against the federal government on Thursday, making him the first of 26 jailed protesters to accept a deal with US prosecutors.

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Alleged rapist James Deen sues mixed martial arts company to make a point about porn regulations

James Deen, the porn star accused of exposing performers to sexually transmitted infections, has filed a complaint against mixed martial arts company Bellator MMA in an effort to draw attention to what he described as the “unfair persecution of the adult industry”.

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Colorado family sues pot dispensary after murder blamed on edible

Lawsuit alleging that an ‘unreasonably dangerous’ cannabis-infused candy was responsible for murder may be the first of its kind since legal weed arrived in US

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Another standoff possible as groups call for US to remove Cliven Bundy's cattle from federal land

Environmental groups have called on the government to round up Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle with a mass seizure of livestock that some fear could lead to a tense standoff between armed militia groups and federal authorities.

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Sexual harassment training may create more sexual harassment at work

Sexual harassment courses aimed at preventing workplace discrimination can have the opposite effect, making men less capable of perceiving inappropriate behavior and more likely to blame victims, according to academic studies that cast doubt on traditional training programs.

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San Francisco celebrates 4/20 day with massive party as public health warnings go up in smoke

The 4/20 marijuana holiday, which drew thousands to a smoke-filled public party in San Francisco, ignited in California as pot advocates ramp up a major legalization campaign amid a renewed debate on the mental health risks of heavy cannabis use.

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San Francisco man rents $400 'pod' bedroom inside friend's home -- then gets evicted

Peter Berkowitz, whose story of living in a wooden box amid San Francisco housing crisis went viral, forced out after city inspectors ruled it a fire hazard

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Cliven Bundy's wife lashes out at Harry Reid: 'What you're doing to my family ... is horrible'

Previous legislative efforts to create a national conservation area in Nevada have failed, and conservative critics have accused him of a ‘federal land grab’

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Utah ranchers vow to continue Bundy war against feds despite arrests of Oregon militants

On 23 January, a group of Utah ranchers gathered in Cedar City and made a pledge: they signed notices of “withdrawal of consent” to be governed – a statement rejecting the authority of the federal agencies that regulate grazing and charge fees to have livestock use public lands.

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