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For residents in the Dallas area, the Sept. 1 killing of 24-year-old O'Shae Terry in Arlington brought to mind the shooting of Jordan Edwards in another Texas city last year.
Thanks to a $22 million legal fund, these women have teamed up with top-notch lawyers to pursue #MeToo-style sex harassment cases.
Missouri is down to one clinic providing abortions Wednesday, after the only other clinic in the state that performs the procedure failed to adhere to new state requirements.

Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month.
Cardi B was given a summons on Monday for misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault in connection with a melee at a New York strip club.
Most people under 21 won't be able to buy guns in California starting next year under a law Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Friday.

In a trial that begins Monday, federal prosecutors will argue that a high school basketball player's decision to go to Louisville was the result of a payoff.
Eric Reid's return to the NFL created a buzz around the league on Thursday, six months after he filed a grievance alleging collusion by the NFL.
Actor Denzel Washington has helped mark the start of renovations at playwright August Wilson's childhood home in Pittsburgh.

The latest prize for Nobel laureate Toni Morrison will be presented by Oprah Winfrey.
Senate Republicans are plowing forward with a committee vote Friday on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to Supreme Court after an extraordinary and emotional day of testimony
Throughout their riveting, nationally televised testimony on Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh served as Exhibits A and B for a tutorial on gender roles and stereotypes.
After spending years building his persona as a model husband and father, Bill Cosby took an abrupt turn nearly 15 years ago with a now-infamous speech to an NAACP convention.
he University of Minnesota has awarded the late rock star Prince an honorary degree to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis.
Dick clark productions tells The Associated Press that Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and musical director Rickey Minor will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin.
Congo says it has decided to boycott two planned U.N. events focusing on the central African nation because it was not consulted on the agenda or expected outcome.
Anita Hill said Wednesday her pivotal 1991 Senate testimony about sexual harassment by a Supreme Court nominee sparked a wave of awareness.
South Sudan's civil war has caused nearly 400,000 "excess deaths" since fighting erupted in late 2013.
President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical "con job" on Tuesday.
1991 testimony from Anita Hill against Clarence Thomas riveted the nation, but failed to derail his nomination to the Supreme Court.