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Who blew up the summit? Harvey Weinstein surrenders; attempts to suppress sexual thoughts and more

• May 25, 2018 at 10:47 AM

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QUARTZ: After years of going abroad for abortions, Irish women are #hometovote to repeal the 8th

Ireland votes in a historic referendum on abortion on Friday (May 25). While abortion has been illegal in Ireland since 1861, it was enshrined into the constitution in 1983 in the form of the 8th amendment. This treats an unborn fetus with a right to life that is equal to a mother’s, effectively eliminating all abortions—even in cases of rape and incest.

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NEWSWEEK: Who blew up the summit with North Korea?

President Donald Trump’s fans were ready to award him the Nobel Peace Prize for achieving the first-ever meeting between the leaders of the United States and North Korea, two countries that have been technically still been at war since 1953. But on the morning of May 24, in one of the strangest letters in the history of American diplomacy, the president abruptly canceled the much-hyped summit meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, planned for June 12 in Singapore.

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CNBC: Movie producer Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police following sex assault charges

Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to police Friday morning to face the first criminal charges to be filed against him after months of sexual abuse allegations from scores of women that destroyed his career and set off a national reckoning known as the #MeToo movement.

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CNN: Assange's refuge in Ecuadorian embassy 'in jeopardy'

Julian Assange's nearly six-year refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London is in danger, opening the WikiLeaks founder to arrest by British authorities and potential extradition to the US, multiple sources with knowledge tell CNN.

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ONE COOL THING: Attempts to suppress sexual thoughts could result in an increase of those thoughts

New research suggests that the suppression of sexual thoughts among religious people only begets a greater preoccupation with sexual thoughts and fantasies.

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