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The Chilling Story of Three Women Haunted by the Same Rapist—And How the Law Failed Them

The Chilling Story of Three Women Haunted by the Same Rapist—And How the Law Failed ThemMother Jones illustrationSomething about the sound of the knock at the front door made Mary-Scott Hunter think a neighbor was in trouble. She had just arrived home from her job at a corporate training company, and she was mulling over an earlier fight with her girlfriend, but the knock jolted her out of it: five loud, fast raps. She didn’t recognize the two men she could see looming through the window, dressed in oddly formal clothing. When she cracked the front door, they identified themselves: a Minneapolis police officer and an FBI agent. Oh shit, Hunter, now 54, thought. What have I done wrong? She wasn’t sure if she should open the door. She didn’t trust cops all that much. She let them in but remained standing, uncertain, as they settled into in her living…

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Parents Gone Wild: High Drama Inside D.C.’s Most Elite Private School

Parents Gone Wild: High Drama Inside D.C.’s Most Elite Private SchoolThe motto of Sidwell Friends School, the hyper-selective “Harvard of Washington’s private schools,” is simple and lofty. “Eluceat omnibus lux”—Latin for “Let the light shine out from all.” But bright lights sometimes illuminate the worst in people. Last month, shocking behavior by parents may have led two of the school’s three college counselors to leave their jobs.School officials have repeatedly warned parents, who represent the pinnacle of elite Washington, about their offensive conduct.  In January, the head of school, Bryan Garman, sent a remarkable letter to parents of seniors in which he demanded that they stop “the verbal assault of employees.” He also reiterated a policy banning them from recording conversations with counselors and making calls to counselors from blocked phone numbers. Garman also suggested that some parents were responsible for the “circulation of rumors about students.”Anger, vitriol, and deceptiveness…

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American History for Truthdiggers: The Reagan Revolution

American History for Truthdiggers: The Reagan RevolutionEditor’s note: The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of country we think we are and help determine public policy. As our current president promises to “make America great again,” this moment is an appropriate time to reconsider our past, look back at various eras of United States history and re-evaluate America’s origins. When, exactly, were we “great”? Below is the 33rd installment of the “American History for Truthdiggers” series, a pull-no-punches appraisal of our shared, if flawed, past. The author of the series, Danny Sjursen, who retired recently as a major in the U.S. Army, served military tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and taught the nation’s checkered, often inspiring past when he was an assistant professor of history at West Point. His war experiences, his scholarship, his skill as a writer and his patriotism…

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The End of an American College

The End of an American CollegeLike most other colleges across the country, Newbury College in Brookline, Massachusetts, held classes through the end of this past spring semester and then bid farewell to cap-and-gown-wearing seniors. But unlike almost every other college, those classes, and that farewell, were the school’s last: Newbury officially ceased operations at the end of May.One of the first sources to publicly confirm the long-rumored closure was the president’s blog, where the news was shared last December. “It is with a heavy heart,” the school’s president, Joseph Chillo, wrote, “that I announce our intention to commence the closing of Newbury College, this institution we love so dearly.”After that announcement, which was also blasted out in an email, hundreds of students—about 25 percent, according to Chillo—decided to not even come back to campus for the spring semester. But for the hundreds who did—as well as their professors who stuck…

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U.S. Treasury says financial literacy courses should be mandatory for college students

U.S. Treasury says financial literacy courses should be mandatory for college studentsThe onus is on the colleges to make sure student borrowers know what theyre getting into early in the process By Gary Guthrie of ConsumerAffairs June 21, 2019 For many young college students, managing money is still a foreign concept. Bright-eyed and naive students often take advantage of those free credit cards being hawked on campus, and the less responsible ones can use those funds for less necessary expenses. This can all come to a head after graduation when bills start showing up in the mailbox, as some loans can take decades to pay if not managed responsibly. The layers of credit or repayment are deep. Not only for students, but many parents cant pass a quiz on student loans, either. Its a problem made even more exhausting because 90+ percent of outstanding student loan volume is managed by…

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Home buying experience more stressful for parents of school-aged children

Home buying experience more stressful for parents of school-aged childrenThey have to get it done between now and Labor Day By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs June 21, 2019 Shopping for, and purchasing a home is a stressful experience. A recent study from Zillow suggests its even more stressful for parents of school-aged children. Thats because there is a fairly narrow window when you can move kids. By now, school is out, or it soon will be in most of the country. It will start back up after Labor Day — even earlier in some school districts. Between now and then, parents have to find and purchase a home that meets certain criteria — it needs to be the right size, the right distance from work, and in the right school district. With so many parents up against time constraints when it comes to shopping for a home, Zillow found they…

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