Sara is a child marriage survivor living in California. At age 15, she was forced to marry a 28-year-old stranger. She’s fighting to put an end to loopholes in California state law that make it easier for predators to take advantage of girls. 48 of the 50 states allow child marriage. Join Sara in asking California to set an example and end these human rights abuses now….more:
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Hundreds filled Cooks Park in West Springfield Friday morning to celebrate the the end of Ramadan with a congregational prayer. ..more: wwlp
Police say the Golden State Killer has committed at least 12 murders, 45 rapes and hundreds of home break-ins all over California. This week they arrested a man they think is responsible. How has the perpetrator of such shocking crimes eluded capture for over 40 years?
WARNING: This account includes some graphic descriptions of the crimes….more: bbc.com
Meat grown in a laboratory could be on restaurant menus by the end of the year, one manufacturer has claimed. In vitro animal products, sometimes referred to as “clean meat”, are made from stem cells harvested via biopsy from living livestock, which are then grown in a lab over a number of weeks. ..more: independent
The family of a Texas teen who hanged himself says their son was involved in a ghoulish online game that calls on participants to complete a series of tasks before taking their own lives, and some schools are warning parents about the so-called Blue Whale Challenge.
Jorge Gonzalez told CBS affiliate KENS-TV that he wanted to urge parents to monitor their children’s social media use after his son, Isaiah, was found hanging in his bedroom closet Saturday in the family’s home with his cellphone propped up on a shoe to record his death…more:https: cbsnews
It is no coincidence that the deadline Qatar was given to comply with Saudi Arabia’s 13 demands fell on 3 July, the fourth anniversary of the military coup in Egypt that ousted the country’s first democratically elected president.
The link between the two days was made explicit by propagandists for the Saudi and Emirati regimes. On 2 July, Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, the former police chief of Dubai, tweeted: “On 3 July Morsi was ousted. On 3 July Qatar will be ousted. Is it a coincidence?”….MORE: huffingtonpost
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ( WWLP) – More than 1,000 people gathered at West Springfield High School, Wednesday morning, to celebrate the end of Ramadan with prayers…more: /wwlp.com
Solitary confinement is exactly what it sounds like. A prisoner is kept in a small cell — usually 6 feet by 10 — alone, for 23 hours a day. For one hour a day, he or she may be taken…