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Payments by Hastert linked to reports of sexual abuse
J. Dennis Hastert, the former Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, was paying a man to not say publicly that Hastert had sexually abused him decades ago, according to two people briefed on the evidence uncovered in an FBI investigation into the payments.

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The criminalization of marital rape — sexual assault committed by a victim’s spouse — is one of the greatest victories of the women’s movement in

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