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Here Is The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker

A former Stanford swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman was sentenced to six months in jail because a longer sentence would have "a severe impact on him," according to a judge. At his sentencing Thursday, his victim read him a letter describing the "severe impact" the assault had on …

Empathy

What Makes the Stanford Rape Case So Unusual

The uproar over Brock Turner’s six-month sentence has put sexual violence at the center of a national conversation.<p>The realities about sexual violence are so staggering that they’re often reduced to numbers. One in six women and one in 33 men in the United States have been the victims of attempted …

U.S. Department of Justice

'Brock Turner is not an exception': Protests break out at Stanford University's graduation ceremony over lenient six-month rape sentence handed down to student

• <b>Students and rights advocates protested at Stanford's graduation</b>• <b><br>They held signs that read: 'Stanford protects rapists' and 'Brock Turner is not an</b> …

Christina Grimmie dead: Suspect traveled across the state to kill the singer, police say

Police have identified the suspect who shot and killed singer Christina Grimmie while she signed autographs after a concert in Orlando, Florida.<p>Kevin …

Los Angeles

Christina Grimmie dead: Fan claims The Voice singer 'greeted her killer with open arms for hug'

A Christina Grimmie fan has claimed she saw the singer greet her gunman with open arms before he shot her dead.<p>The 22-year-old, who was a contestant …

Music

Orlando shooting: 49 killed, shooter pledged ISIS allegiance

<b>Orlando, Florida (CNN) —</b> An American-born man who'd pledged allegiance to ISIS gunned down 49 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation's worst terror attack since 9/11, authorities said.<p>Read the latest developments<p>* The …

Terrorism

Why the debate on unconditional basic income is relevant for Singapore

On Sunday, the Swiss voted against a proposal to give every citizen a basic income, regardless of their wealth or whether they are working.<p>The …

Universal basic income: Money for nothing

Switzerland’s traditionally conservative electorate will next month vote on the superficially preposterous idea of handing out an unconditional basic …

Exclusive: See How Big the Gig Economy Really Is

After 28 years as a matchmaker, Sherry Singer, a 51-year-old resident of Long Beach, Calif., had grown tired of making matches. She had also grown …

Why the Gig Economy May Not Put a Dent in Income Inequality

A new study complicates the idea that digital platforms can help close the inequality gap<p>The gig economy is paying off for workers who are already among America’s highest earners. More people who were among the top 20% of income earners made money from digital platforms such as Uber and Airbnb than …

Gig Economy

The Rise of the Gig Economy

This article is from <i>Dollars & Sense</i>: Real World Economics, available at http://www.dollarsandsense.org<p>This article is from the <br>March/April 2014 issue.<p>…

Almost 90% of Americans don't know what 'gig economy' is

As the new digital economy unfolds, many Americans are steeped in ride-hailing apps, home sharing platforms and crowdfunding sites. Think Uber, Lyft, …

The ‘gig economy’ is coming. What will it mean for work?

Not so long ago, the only people who looked for “gigs” were musicians. For the rest of us, once we outgrew our school dreams of rock stardom, we found “real” jobs that paid us a fixed salary every month, allowed us to take paid holidays and formed the basis for planning a stable future.<p>Today, more …

Innovation

Working in the Gig Economy Is Both Desirable and Detestable

As Uber reached a proposed settlement last week of up to $100 million in a pair of class-action cases, CEO Travis Kalanick highlighted the part of …

The Gig Economy Won’t Last Because It’s Being Sued To Death

If Uber, Lyft, and others don’t stop relying on contract workers, business could crumble. Is it time for a new definition of employee?<p>When Vilma and Greta Zenelaj came across a Craigslist job ad that promised they could make as much as $22 an hour and get paid fast, it seemed like a good deal. The …