11-year-old girl from Florida ‘forced to marry her rapist’

11-year-old girl from Florida 'forced to marry her rapist'

A woman from Florida has claimed she was forced to marry her rapist at age 11. Sherry Johnson says she was raped four times by members of her family’s church congregation as a child. As a result, she became pregnant at age 10. When investigators began looking into her case, she claims her family tried to protect her rapist by forcing her to marry him.

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Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’

Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’

President Trump ignited a national discussion of blue-collar jobs. Truck driving, once a road to the middle class, is now low-paying, grinding, unhealthy work. We talked with drivers about why they do it. By “Trip Gabriel.

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FBI ‘warned MI5 in January that Salman Abedi was planning terror attack in UK’

FBI 'warned MI5 in January that Salman Abedi was planning terror attack in UK'

British intelligence agency MI5 was reportedly warned by its US counterpart that Salman Abedi was planning an attack on UK soil, three months before he blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. 

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‘Progress is painfully uneven’: Baltimore, 15 years after The Wire

‘Progress is painfully uneven’: Baltimore, 15 years after The Wire

From its first episode in 2002, the HBO TV drama documented the poverty, politics and policing of a city. We visit its memorable locations and talk to the people trying to rebuild scarred communities• See more of JM Giordano’s photographs of Baltimore locations used in the wire here. By David Smith.

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The Merry Life of Dragnet Surveillance

The Merry Life of Dragnet Surveillance

In the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013, a grudging acceptance was made by the Obama administration that something had to be done about a roguish surveillance complex unhinged from its foundations. The National Security Agency had overstretched its powers… By Binoy Kampmark.

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