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Global Quickies: Victim Blaming in Mexico, Groping ‘Prank’ in Italy, and a Scout Confronting a Neo-Nazi

MEXICO “Thousands of women in Mexico have reacted with outrage on social media after the Office of the Public Prosecutor tweeted that the lifestyle of a young woman was to …

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Global Quickies: Fatwa Against Child Marriage, Blasphemy, and Bad Reputations

INDONESIA “Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia have issued an unprecedented fatwa against child marriage. The fatwa, which is not legally binding but will be influential, was issued after a three-day …

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Global Quickies: Killing Over Blasphemy, Jehovah’s Witnesses Banned, and Crochet vs Soccer

PAKISTAN “A mob beat a student to death at his university campus on Thursday after he was accused of sharing blasphemous content on social media, university and police officials said.” …

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Global Quickies: Holding Hands, High Heels, and a Bleak Future

NETHERLANDS “Men all over The Netherlands are holding hands in solidarity with a gay couple who were viciously attacked over the weekend.” RUSSIA “Authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya …

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Quickies: High School Journalists Uncover Fraud, Taking Uber to the ER, and McDonald’s Pizza

These high school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials. Days later, she resigned. – I love everything about this story. Not All the Single Ladies Want This Subscription Box Designed …

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Quickies: Conspiracy theories, crafting protest, and whitewashing movies

The conspiracy theories of Trumpland – “To help you navigate the vast assortment of conspiracy theories to which Trump’s staffers subscribe, we’ve compiled a bestiary of crackpot beliefs, pseudo-scientific ideas, …

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Quickies: The CIA’s Bowling League, Neural Net “Recipes,” and Trump Voters Fear Diversity

Mike Pence’s Marriage and the Beliefs That Keep Women from Power – “But it’s one thing to avoid a particular situation involving a particular woman who makes you feel a …

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Global Quickies: “Abnormally” Long Beards, Measles Spreading, and Carnal Intent

MEXICO “A Mexican judge has been suspended after his ruling in a sexual assault case caused outrage. Judge Anaur González said that the suspect should be freed because he had …

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