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Social media: A new way to rape

Fifteen-year-old Audrie Pott got drunk at a party and passed out. What happened next, according to her family, was that she was sexually assaulted by multiple young men, who took photos and circulated them in their high school of more than 1,000 students. Not long afterward, Audrie, devastated and hopeless, committed suicide.


CNN no-comments outcry over breaking coverage of rape verdict

... To sum up the backlash, critics jumped on the network’s extensive discussion of the implications for the perpetrators and their plight, with less countervailing discussion of the rape victim. has launched a petition seeking an apology from the network.


Grand jury to investigate Steubenville rape case

Steubenville Rape Trial

A grand jury will investigate whether anyone else should be charged in the events surrounding the August sexual assault of a 16-year-old, Ohio's attorney general said after a judge convicted two teenagers of rape in the incident. "This community needs assurance that no stone has been left unturned in our search for the truth." Attorney General Mike DeWine said Sunday.


Olympic medals 'stolen' as athletes party at nightclub

Two British Olympians said Wednesday that their medals were stolen -- and they've turned to social media in an attempt to get them back.


People worldwide set to ring in 2012

Happy New Year!

After a year marked by a wave of popular uprisings, deadly natural disasters and continued economic uncertainty, millions around the world are set to ring in 2012 with a party... As the clock strikes midnight around the world Saturday, people are ushering in a new year with fireworks and festivities, purpose and promises -- and a string of resolutions they'll no doubt break.

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Gunmen sprayed frat party after ejection

Gunmen sprayed frat party after ejection

Partygoers stampeded to escape gunfire that killed one college student and wounded 11 people at an Ohio fraternity house, authorities said Monday as they searched for a motive in the weekend shooting. Jamail E. Johnson, 25, a senior at Youngstown State University, was shot to death early Sunday as he tried to separate two groups at an Omega Psi Phi fraternity house party. Authorities say there had been a dispute, two men had left the house and then returned and sprayed bullets into the crowd. Among the injured was a critically wounded 17-year-old.


College may trigger bipolar symptoms

College may trigger bipolar symptoms

The rituals of college -- making new friends, studying until dawn, excessive partying -- can stress out any young adult. But students with bipolar disorder, or those at risk for the condition, are even more vulnerable in a college environment.


Boy, 5, at large backyard party drowns in pool

A 5-year-old boy was pulled not breathing from a pool at a large backyard party Sunday night and was later pronounced dead.


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