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World Oct 13, 2018

Sexual history survey sent to fifth-graders in Vermont

A survey that asked fifth-grade students in Vermont about their sexual history, preference and gender identity has drawn complaints from parents. The survey sent to Windsor Elementary School students was conducted by WISE, a nonprofit domestic violence prevention and advocacy group, WPTZ-TV reported . A notice ...

City of Houston blocks plans to open 'robot brothels'

World / Offbeat Oct 4, 2018

City of Houston blocks plans to open 'robot brothels'

The city of Houston on Wednesday blocked a Canadian businessman's plans to open what local media dubbed a robot brothel, after an outcry from residents. The KinkySdollS shop in Toronto was set to expand to the Texas city with dolls that the company says have ...

Asia Pacific / Social Issues Sep 27, 2018

India's top court rules adultery is no longer a crime

Adultery is no longer a crime, India's top court ruled Thursday, declaring a colonial-era law that punished the offense with jail time unconstitutional and discriminatory against women. The more than century-old law prescribed that any man who slept with a married woman without her husband's ...

Serbian testicle chefs triumph in 'aphrodisiac festival'

World / Offbeat Sep 2, 2018

Serbian testicle chefs triumph in 'aphrodisiac festival'

Spring rolls, ratatouille and curry were on the menu at a quirky food festival in rural Serbia on Saturday, with one ingredient in common: animal testicles. Now in its 15th year, the World Testicle Cooking Championship draws a motley mix of teams — from groups ...

'Get me a Coke!' What's in the Trump-Cohen audio, what's not

World / Politics Jul 26, 2018

'Get me a Coke!' What's in the Trump-Cohen audio, what's not

Here is a look at the audio recording of U.S. President Donald Trump and his then-lawyer Michael Cohen, including what it reveals and what it doesn't: Casual, related to the campaign Trump's lawyers say the three-minute recording was made surreptitiously by Cohen during what seems to ...