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Kabul to set penalties for subculture of boy sex slavery

Afghanistan is set to lay out stringent penalties for “bacha bazi” — sexual slavery and abuse of boys — for the first time, officials say, in a landmark move against the deeply entrenched practice. AFP revealed last year how the Taliban were exploiting rampant bacha bazi in police ranks to ...

Feb 22, 2017

Spain's first 'stolen babies' case heads to trial

A former doctor will stand trial in Madrid for allegedly stealing a newborn from her mother and giving her to another woman, a practice thought to have affected thousands of families during Spain’s dictatorship. In a court document obtained by AFP on Tuesday, a ...

Educator Jill Biden to chair Save the Children

Feb 22, 2017

Educator Jill Biden to chair Save the Children

Dr. Jill Biden, educator and wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, has been named board chair of Save the Children. Biden, who still teaches English to college students, said she was honored to be asked to chair the international aid organization’s board and ...

Colorado gets a drive-through marijuana shop

Feb 20, 2017

Colorado gets a drive-through marijuana shop

The western Colorado town of Parachute is getting a drive-through marijuana shop, believed to be the first in the state. The Parachute Board of Trustees approved a business license for Tumbleweed Express last week, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent reported Saturday. “As far as ...

Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued

Feb 19, 2017

Legacy of Roe v. Wade endures after death of woman who sued

Using the pseudonym “Jane Roe,” Norma McCorvey undertook a legal challenge that culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide. McCorvey died Saturday at age 69. A look at the case, known as Roe v. Wade, the central ...