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  • Strauss-Kahn and five other vexing sexual assault cases

    Strauss-Kahn and five other vexing sexual assault cases

    Sexual assault cases rank among the most difficult to prosecute, as the one against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is demonstrating. Held under house arrest since being charged with sexual assault of a maid at a New York hotel, the French politician was released on his own recognizance Friday amid questions about his accuser’s credibility. The “he said, she said” nature of such cases is one complicating factor (as is getting victims to report sexual assaults in the first place). But so are prosecutorial zeal, power politics, personal troubles of accusers, and even false accusation. Here are five high-profile sex-crime cases that fell apart, in which one or more of those factors played a role.

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  • In Bible Belt, gay marriage rights increasingly in flux (+video)

    After a federal appeals court on Monday ruled against state gay marriage bans, North Carolina's attorney general said 'there are no more arguments to be made' against same-sex marriage. Not all in the Bible Belt agree.

  • NC attorney general won't defend his state's gay marriage ban

    NC Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Monday that his office will no longer support a legal ban on same-sex marriage: 'It is time to stop making arguments we will lose.'

  • Strauss-Kahn and five other vexing sexual assault cases

    Strauss-Kahn and five other vexing sexual assault cases

    Sexual assault cases rank among the most difficult to prosecute, as the one against ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is demonstrating. Held under house arrest since being charged with sexual assault of a maid at a New York hotel, the French politician was released on his own recognizance Friday amid questions about his accuser’s credibility. The “he said, she said” nature of such cases is one complicating factor (as is getting victims to report sexual assaults in the first place). But so are prosecutorial zeal, power politics, personal troubles of accusers, and even false accusation. Here are five high-profile sex-crime cases that fell apart, in which one or more of those factors played a role.

  • Cyber Monday: Shop, but keep your guard up

    Cyber Monday: Shop, but keep your guard up

    Cyber Monday offers great deals, but don't shop sites you don't trust, says North Carolina's attorney general.

 
 
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