The Minnesota House has voted to eliminate a defense that prevents people who rape a spouse or domestic partner from being prosecuted for criminal sexual conduct.
Soraya ChemalyYesterday, the Minnesota House voted to eliminate the state’s ‘Marital Rape Exception.’ Meaning that yesterday Minnesota made it possible, in 2019, to prosecute people who rape their spouses.
The Ida B. Wells Fellowship was launched to promote diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to their work.
Soraya ChemalyThe application for @typeinvestigate's year-long Ida B. Wells fellowship for investigative journalists of color is due Mar. 3. It's a great opporunity! App here
The Trump administration issued a rule on Friday barring groups that provide abortion referrals from participating in the $286 million federal family planning program –- a long-expected move that would direct money away from Planned Parenthood and...
Soraya ChemalyThis headline should read: “Trump administration *pursues agenda of unplanned and coerced parenthood for women*: bars family planning clinics that provide abortion referrals from $286 million program.”
Facebook has continued to allow advertisers to target users it believes are interested in topics such as “Joseph Goebbels,” “Josef Mengele” and “Heinrich Himmler," as well as neo-Nazi bands, despite promises to better police its ad platform.
Soraya ChemalyHow many apologies before there are actual consequences? Facebook decided which users are interested in Nazis — and let advertisers target them directly - Los Angeles Times
A judge ruled that federal prosecutors including U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, broke federal law when they signed a plea agreement with Jeffrey Epstein, a politically connected sex trafficker.
The board’s vote followed Mark Harris’s testimony calling for a new election after he he had misspoken under oath earlier in the day. “The people of North Carolina deserve a fair election and deserve to have their votes counted proeprly,” said...
Soraya ChemalyN.C. board declares a new election in contested House race - The Washington Post