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Are there different ethical standards for men and women?

While Katie Hill was not a nationally recognized name a few months ago, most people who follow the news know that the former California representative recently resigned over allegations of an affair. The story made waves, in part due to leaked, private photographs of the representative.

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Jeffrey Epstein's ex-girlfriend: How much does she know?

Jeffrey Epstein was a convicted sex offender who abused numerous underage girls over the course of decades. Standing by his side through much of his criminal life was a woman named Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and daughter of media tycoon Robert Maxwell.

Maxwell and Epstein met in 1991 and were once intimately involved. The pair remained close friends until he died. Epstein was found dead in his jail cell on August 10, 2019, of apparent suicide - but there is speculation that he died by homicide.

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More charges in college bribery schemes

By now most people have heard about the college admissions scandal where wealthy parents were buying their kids' way into school. While several parents have already been convicted, the federal government is still bringing more charges in the case. For those who haven't pleaded guilty, the government just announced additional charges of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery.

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How does impeachment work?

Impeachment is a word most people have grown up with. From Nixon to Clinton, and let's not forget Andrew Johnson in 1868, three US presidents have faced impeachment. Of those three, two have faced formal impeachment votes in the House of Representative and one resigned. Zero have been removed from office by the legislative branch.

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A murder conviction for a former Dallas police officer

A former police officer in Dallas, TX was convicted of murder this week. The officer entered her neighbor's apartment and shot him as he ate ice cream. Her defense: that she was tired, distracted and confused.

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Will Brexit affect individual Americans?

Brexit has been in the headlines for three years - most Americans know the word and, to some degree, what it's about. What they don't think about is how it might affect their own life here at home. While it's technically an international matter concerning the European Union, anything involving politics and the economy is going to have effects that reach beyond borders - even across the Atlantic.

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Can politics threaten the neutrality of the Supreme Court?

Some people embrace a spirited political debate and others cover their ears and run for the hills when the "p-word" comes up. Two things that are certain are that most people aren't neutral about the subject and that politics cannot be completely ignored.

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How dating apps turn well-meaning young men into sex offenders

The internet has long changed the game for romantic dating -- not to mention casual hookups. Since the explosive rise of Tinder in 2012, dating apps have become a permanent fixture in our social landscape. Popular apps come and go, but the concept of finding love (and satisfying lust) online is here to stay.

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