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Montana calls porn public health crisis, becoming 13th state to pass resolution

The Montana legislature has resolved that pornography constitutes a public health crisis, becoming the latest in a handful of states that have acknowledged its harmful effects on society.

Lawmakers in the state House of representatives in Helena passed the resolutionWednesday.

The Montana resolution notes that porn contributes to the hypersexualization of teens and prepubescent children, that what was once known as "hard core" content is now considered mainstream, and that early exposure is leading to low self-esteem and body image disorders in young people. It also explains that porn treats women as objects and products for consumers' use, and that girls are taught to be used and boys taught to be the users.

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The dark side of the American Dream is killing white men


A study shows that more Americans are dying from drug and alcohol abuse and suicides than at any point in roughly the past 20 years. Veuer's Justin Kircher has more. Buzz60

White men in America have a lot of advantages and yet we are dying by suicide in record numbers. The expectation for success is crushing

Last month, a reliable family guy with a big laugh became a news story when he didn’t show up for work. A week later, he was found dead of what authorities are confident was a suicide

It’s not uncommon. Like people I’ve known who have taken their lives, he was a hardworking middle-aged white guy with a solid track record — exactly the kind of American most likely to die by suicide. 

Each case is heartbreaking and haunting. 

 

   Read more  https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/04/13/suicide-rates-prevention-white-men-american-dream-column/3448314002/

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Ebola epidemic in DR Congo now exceeds 1,000 cases

Ebola

Ebola virus particles (red) on a larger cell. Credit: NIAID

The number of cases in a nearly eight-month-old epidemic of Ebola in eastern DR Congo now exceeds 1,000, almost two-thirds of whom have died, the health ministry said late Sunday.

"The accumulated number of cases is 1,009," of which 629 cases were fatal, it said.

The outbreak was first recorded in North Kivu province on August 1, and then spread to neighbouring Ituri province.

Its toll is the second deadliest in the history of Ebola, after an epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-6 that claimed 11,308 lives, according to the website of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Ebola virus disease was first discovered in 1974 in a village near the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola River, which gave the disease its name.

Efforts to contain the latest outbreak, the 10th in the DRC's history, have been hampered by poor security in the highly unstable east, which teems with militia groups.

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What Is QAnon? The Conspiracy Theory Tiptoeing Into Trump World

As the cameras rolled on President Trump's campaign rally for GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida on Tuesday night, a peculiar sign appeared in view.
"We are Q."
Journalists at the event noted multiple attendees carrying signs and wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the name "QAnon."
The shirts and signs are references to a conspiracy theory growing increasingly popular among those on the far-right — and a conspiracy theory about which the White House fielded a question from the media on Wednesday.

Read more https://www.npr.org/2018/08/02/634749387/what-is-qanon-the-conspiracy-theory-tiptoeing-into-trump-world

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Federal lawsuit takes aim at Nevada’s brothels

Nevada has the sole legalized system of prostitution in the country. (iStock)

A new lawsuit from a human trafficking survivor against the state of Nevada threatens the operation of the state’s legal brothel system. The suit claims that Nevada’s brothels violate a pair of laws that prohibit encouraging anyone to cross state lines to engage in prostitution.

Read More https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/federal-lawsuit-takes-aim-at-nevadas-brothels/2019/03/01/f5b0efa8-3b90-11e9-a06c-3ec8ed509d15_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.af6b0679fa92

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