FROM Jim DeRogatis
Woman who was allegedly abused by R. Kelly speaks out Last month, journalist Jim DeRogatis wrote a story alleging singer R. Kelly was running an “ abusive cult .” It was based on interviews with the parents of women living or involved with R. Kelly. DeRogatis’ new story features another woman , who says she had a similar abusive sexual relationship with the singer beginning when she was underage. She eventually left R. Kelly and reached a cash settlement.
R. Kelly faces accusations of running a cult The R&B singer was last tried and acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008. Now there are revelations that Kelly lured several young women to live with him and apparently controlled their every move. They are all legally adults, so not much can be done by the authorities.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."