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Wednesday April 24th, 2019 day edition

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These figures were released Tuesday by attorney Jeff Anderson, whose firm regularly represents victims of sexual abuse and has been involved in numerous clerical sexual abuse cases.

One of the expert witnesses who testified was Dr. Janet Warren, who is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia’s medical school.

Warren testified that she has been "on private contract" with the Boy Scouts of America for the past five years, evaluating its handling of sexual abuse within the organization from 1944 through 2016.

The Boy Scouts of America released a statement after the disclosure, expressing sympathy for the victims and noting the work the organization has done to protect children.

“We care deeply about all victims of child abuse and sincerely apologize to anyone who was harmed during their time in Scouting.

“This is information that the Boy Scouts has and has had for several years... [and is still] keeping secret today,” Anderson said.

Critics, like Anderson, urge the Boy Scouts of America to be more transparent with the information they hold about the individuals facing allegations. »

Twitter shuts down 5,000 pro-Trump bots retweeting anti-Mueller report invective

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In response to an inquiry by Ars, a Twitter spokeswoman said, "We suspended a network of accounts and others associated with it for engaging in platform manipulation—a violation of the Twitter Rules."

The renaming of the Twitter account was part of an effort to make it look like a legitimate news outlet.

This is not the first time a campaign tied to Saudi interests resulted in a takedown of Twitter accounts. »

Supreme Court hears Wisconsin DUI case, blood draw without consent

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A Wisconsin DUI case in which police drew blood from an unconscious man taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court.

When can police, without a search warrant, order blood be taken from an unconscious drunken driving suspect?.

About 30 minutes later, police saw Mitchell staggering along the city's Lake Michigan beach, wet and shirtless. »

Inside Lemmy's Last Days

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His right hand trembled and he rested a walking stick across his knees as friends and fans wished him well.

For the last two years, health problems weighed heavily on the trio, beginning with Lemmy abruptly cutting short a 2013 concert in Wacken, Germany.

There were some modest lifestyle changes: Lemmy cut back from his more than two packs of cigarettes a day to one pack a week. »