1 hr ago
Health groups say FDA 'vaping' rules fail to protect children
The Food and Drug Administration's move to regulate e-cigarettes drew criticism Thursday from some public health advocates, who said the regulations do not go far enough to protect young consumers.
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4 hrs ago
Congress Offers Creative Solution to College Rape Epidemic
This fall, as high school seniors prepare to apply to college, many will scan the rankings provided by U.S. News & World Report.
8 hrs ago
New $17 Million Wharf Lets Big Cargo Ships Dock at Redwood City
By Bay City News Service: Officials in Redwood City Wednesday snipped a thick, red ribbon signifying the completion of the Port of Redwood City's $17 million modernized wharf, the first wharf built in the Bay Area to accommodate projected rising sea levels.
Wed Apr 23, 2014
States move to criminalize 'revenge porn'
Dozens of states are joining the push to crack down on so-called "revenge porn" -- the posting of X-rated photos or videos online meant to embarrass or blackmail someone.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Speier Demands Accountability for Campus Sexual Assaults
Rep. Jackie Speier spoke with military sexual assault survivors during a House Veteran Affairs Subcomittee on Capitol Hill.
NEWSFLASH: Congresswoman Announces Plan for New Campus Rape Legislation
Sexual assault is rampant on college campuses across the U.S. As we wrote in the winter/spring 2014 issue of Ms.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Should Revenge Porn Be a Crime?
That's exactly what Nicole Coon, a 25-year-old Virginia nursing student, experienced last November when she found a sexually explicit video of herself on the Internet.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
US still has some growing up to do
I spent the past couple of weeks at Beth Israel Hospital, flat on my back and getting all kinds of tests that led to the discovery of what is known as an ablation.
Debunking the First Amendment Myths Surrounding Revenge Porn Laws
Disclosing someone's nude image in violation of trust and confidence is a destructive invasion of privacy that can cause irreversible harm to a person's physical and emotional well-being, professional reputation, and financial security.
Outside the Beltway
Why Is Revenge Porn Legal?
Writing in The Guardian, Mary Anne Franks and Danielle Citron declare, " It's simple: criminalize revenge porn, or let men punish women they don't like ."
Senators Who Tackled Military Sexual Assault Now Turn Their Attention To College Campuses
The lawmakers who spent the past year pushing for military sexual assault reform are now setting their sights on college campuses.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Bay Area airport workers learn how to identify human trafficking victims
U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee , left, speaks to the media at a training session at Oakland International Airport to offer airport employees tips on how to spot victims of human trafficking, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Oakland, Calif.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Oakland airport workers trained to spot sex traffickers
TSA workers waited for the instruction to begin at Oakland International airport Tuesday April 15, 2014.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
CA lawmakers target e-cigs
California lawmakers called Monday for the Food and Drug Administration to regulate electronic cigarettes, especially the marketing of the nicotine devices to young people.
Lawmakers Want College Rankings To Reflect How Schools Are Handling Sexual Assault
A group of lawmakers is pressuring U.S. News & World Report to update its influential college ranking system to indicate which universities have come under fire for failing to adequately handle sexual assault cases on campus.
New York Daily News
America's perpetual adolescence
The last couple of weeks were spent at Beth Israel Hospital, flat on my back and getting all kinds of tests that led to what is known as an oblation, then finishing my hospital run with a stent inserted in my wrist.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Government Can't Say No
The Social Security Disability Insurance program is in big trouble. In 2016, the program's trust fund is expected to run out of money.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone
A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
The Huffington Post
U.S. News & World Report Pressed To Include Campus Safety In College Rankings
A group of lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. News & World Report this week urging the magazine to include information about campus safety in its highly influential college rankings.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
House Dems urge Obama to quickly declassify CIA report
Forty House Democrats are urging President Obama to quickly declassify portions of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the government's use of enhanced interrogation techniques.