Khrystal Parra

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Going From Class to Class With Emma Sulkowicz and Her Mattress

On Monday, September 9, ELLE.com shadowed the Columbia University senior and sexual assault survivor as she attended over 11 hours of class, lugged around a metaphorical 50-pound mattress, and tried to reconcile her past with her present. Here, we present her story.<p>"I was raped in my own bed and I …

Ray Rice Video Sent To NFL In April, Law Enforcement Source Says: REPORT

The National Football League's story about how it handled the Ray Rice domestic violence situation may be further unraveling.<p>The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that an unnamed law enforcement official sent an NFL executive the video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in April, months …

Oklahoma policeman accused of rape while on patrol released on bond

(Reuters) - An Oklahoma City police officer accused of raping or sexually assaulting at least six women while on patrol was released from jail after posting $500,000 bond on Friday, officials said.<p>Daniel Holtzclaw, 27, a three-year veteran of the Oklahoma City police force was arrested last month …

Scottish woman who married Isis fighter 'wants to become a martyr'

A Scottish woman who travelled to Syria and married an Islamic State (Isis) fighter told her parents she wanted to become a martyr and would see them again on the "day of judgment".<p>Aqsa Mahmood left her family home in Glasgow last November and called her parents from the Turkish border before …

Egypt prosecutor orders 7 held for homosexuality

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor ordered Saturday seven men detained and physically examined over accusations of "debauchery," a charge often …

California homes lack water meters during drought

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Although California is locked in a third year of historic drought, many homeowners and businesses still don't have meters …

British female jihadis sign up to the Islamic State's all-women police force

Female jihadi from UK posts on Twitter a photo of her suicide belt as dozens of women flock to Syria to join the terror state<p>British female jihadis are running an ultra-religious police force that punishes women for un-Islamic behaviour in territory controlled by Islamist terrorists, The Telegraph …

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10 least expensive states to live in the U.S.

How important is your location to you? When searching for a place to live, generally each person (or family) has something at the very top of their priorities list, which is the single most important factor for them in choosing a home. For many people, this factor is location.<p>Golan's Moving and …

Has DNA Evidence Finally Uncovered The Identity Of Jack The Ripper?

After years of investigations, guesses, and suspicions about the identity of Jack The Ripper, we may finally have a concrete answer thanks to DNA testing. The legendary murderer has remained a mysterious member of the cultural landscape for years, surviving as the great unknown boogeyman from the …

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Irish gay groups apply to march in New York St Patrick's Day parade

Irish gay groups will publicly submit applications to march in New York’s St Patrick’s Day parade Tuesday, in a challenge to the organisers’ decision to allow only one one LGBT-aligned organisation to participate in 2015.<p>Organisers of the parade announced last week that they were lifting a …

Women drink-drivers double in 15 years

Experts blame middle class drinking for the rise as 17 per cent of female motorists admit driving while over the legal limit<p>The number of women drink-driving has almost doubled in the past 15 years a survey has shown as experts blame middle class drinking habits.<p>The AA warned of the “growing risk” …

Court hears arguments over gay marriage's impact

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A debate over whether children would be harmed or helped by legalizing gay marriage was the main focus when a federal appeals …

Liberia braces for worst as Ebola death toll jumps

While the WHO predicted an "exponential increase" in infections across West Africa, it warned that Liberia, which has reaped the lion's share of misery with half of all fatalities, could initially only hope to slow contagion, not stop it.<p>The UN's health arm upped the Ebola death toll Tuesday in …

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Ashes of disabled Pennsylvania boy left unclaimed

(Reuters) - The remains of a 9-year-old disabled boy found decomposing in squalid conditions in his central Pennsylvania home were cremated when no one claimed his body, the local prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday.<p>The body of Jarrod Tutko Jr. was removed from his Harrisburg home on Aug. 1, when …

California governor to sign mandatory sick leave bill

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown said on Tuesday he would sign a bill requiring businesses to offer paid sick leave to employees, the latest of several moves by Democratic lawmakers to aid low-income workers in the most populous U.S. state.<p>California Governor Jerry …

Guinness World Records' Weirdest Records Of 2015

Some people get into the record books by a nose, but Nick Stoeberl got into Guinness World Records by a tongue.<p>Stoeberl, 22, an artist and comedian from Monterey, California, has been trying to get official recognition for his massive tongue for two years.<p>Guinness World Records finally measured him …

The U.S. Government Now Says Its Ebola Hospital Will Also Serve Liberians

Initially, multiple government sources said the $22-million, 25-bed facility announced by the Pentagon on Monday was intended for foreign healthcare workers.<p>The $22-million, 25-bed field hospital the Pentagon has pledged to build in Liberia to combat the Ebola epidemic is being set up "to treat …

Program to boost minority children's use of seat belts

<i>Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version of this report misidentified the title for Richard Falcone.</i><p>Carolyn Phillpotts, who regularly picks up her grandchildren from daycare and watches them for her daughter, figured she was pretty well versed in how to use child restraints. After all, …

9 topless activists cleared in Notre Dame protest

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court on Wednesday threw out a legal complaint against nine activists who bared their breasts in a protest at Notre Dame …

Five Texas Middle School Students Hospitalized After Ingesting Pills

Five Texas middle school students were airlifted to the hospital Wednesday after swallowing pills given by another student and falling ill, school officials said. The students at El Campo Middle School in suburban Houston went to the nurse's office around 9:45 a.m. When emergency responders …

Texas executes man who killed ex-wife, her brother

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of gunning down his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston was put to …

The Most Memorable VMA's Fashion Moments Of All Time

A look back at the most unforgettable red carpet looks over the years.<p>Calling Video Music Award style irreverent would be a bit of an understatement. In its over three decade history, the MTV carpet has seen mini bustier bridal dresses, ladies who match, bikini tops and meat dresses—with a Tom Ford …

Blue Ivy Carter totally won the VMAs in the last 5 minutes

Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of Jay-Z and Beyonce, is seriously the cutest thing ever, and the 20014 MTV VMAs just proved it. Baby Blue sat on Jay-Z's …

Beyonce Reminds Us That She Is BEYONCE With That VMA Performance

If you missed Beyoncé and Jay Z's On the Run tour this summer, you're in luck... you just saw the best parts of it.<p>Complete with home videos, snippets of Blue Ivy saying "Mommy" in her cute little Blue Ivy voice, and Queen B's phenomenal dance moves, Beyoncé's VMA performance was everything we …

Mozambique rivals agree ceasefire ahead of elections

<b>The government of Mozambique has signed a ceasefire with the Renamo opposition party in a bid to end hostilities ahead of elections in October.</b><p>The deal follows two years of low-level clashes between armed members of Renamo and government forces.<p>In 2013 Renamo withdrew from a peace deal signed more …

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Lorde's 2014 VMA Outfit Doesn't Even Make It To The Red Carpet

At this point last year, Lorde's debut single "Royals" was just gaining steam. Now, a year later, the teenaged songstress is tearing up stages and red carpets with her impeccable unique style. This rang true for her appearance at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, where she skipped the red carpet and …

Wild Weather: U.S. Hit by 'Most Unusual Year' for Temperatures

If you haven't seen anything like this year's weather, well, neither has anyone else.<p>This year is on track to set a temperature record that climate researchers say is unique since the first time stats were taken in 1900.<p>A typical year in the U.S. would see near-average temperatures or a spike in …

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