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When the Rapist Doesn’t See It as Rape

nytimes.com — BRIAN BANKS was one of America's best high school football players when, in 2002, at age 16, he was accused of rape. The accuser, Wanetta Gibson, said that Banks had forced her into a stairway at their high school in California and raped her.

‘Wild’ helps call masses to Pacific Crest Trail

lasvegassun.com — This is arguably America's greatest hiking trail, a 2,650-mile serpentine path running through desert and wilderness from the Mexico border to the Canada border. The Pacific Crest Trail meanders through cactus and redwoods, challenging humans with rivers and snowfields, rattlesnakes and bears. It's a trail of extremes.

Reason to believe in the power of hope

utsandiego.com — Whether in America or India, families that are stressed and impoverished - trapped in cycles of poverty - can feel a hopelessness that becomes self-fulfilling. Give people reason to hope that they can achieve a better life, and that, too, can be self-fulfilling.

FGM: A Modern-Day Scourge in the United States

kristof.blogs.nytimes.com — When Jaha Dukureh created a Change.org petition to tackle female genital mutilation, or "female circumcision," in the United States last year, her goal was modest: 1,000 supporters. Dukureh, then 24, who herself underwent genital cutting as a girl in Gambia and now lives in Atlanta, wanted an updated federal estimate of the women who have had the procedure or are at risk of it.

Nicholas Kristof: The power of hope is real

sacbee.com — An awkward truth for bleeding hearts like myself is that there has never been much rigorous evidence that outside aid can sustainably lift people out of poverty. Sure, evidence is overwhelming that aid can overcome disease, boost literacy and save lives. But raising incomes is trickier - and the evidence in that arena has been squishier.

The Power of Hope Is Real

nytimes.com — An awkward truth for bleeding hearts like myself is that there has never been much rigorous evidence that outside aid can sustainably lift people out of poverty. Sure, evidence is overwhelming that aid can overcome disease, boost literacy and save lives. But raising incomes is trickier - and the evidence in that arena has been squishier.

Rape kit testing falls short nationwide

lasvegassun.com — Natasha, 14, had just gotten off the school bus after ninth-grade basketball practice one evening and was walking home on a quiet street beside a creek. When she heard footsteps behind her, she thought it was one of her classmates.

What ‘Wild’ Has Wrought

nytimes.com — ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, Calif. - THIS is arguably America's greatest hiking trail, a 2,650-mile serpentine path running through desert and wilderness from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. The Pacific Crest Trail meanders through cactus and redwoods, challenging humans with rivers and snowfields, rattlesnakes and bears.

Crisis at sea in Southeast Asia

seattletimes.com — One of the world's most beautiful regions, the seas of Southeast Asia - home to sparkling white beaches and $7,000-a-night beach villas - is becoming a scene of a mass atrocity. Thousands of refugees from the persecuted Rohingya minority in Myanmar, fleeing modern concentration camps at home, have fled to sea in boats, and many have drowned.

Nicholas Kristof: Crisis at sea

sacbee.com — One of the world's most beautiful regions, the seas of Southeast Asia - home to sparkling white beaches and $7,000-a-night beach villas - is becoming a scene of a mass atrocity. Thousands of refugees from the persecuted Rohingya minority in Myanmar, fleeing modern concentration camps at home, have fled to sea in boats, and many have drowned.
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May 24, 2015

@gabrielsherman @jackshafer Worse, Jack, you misspell my first name! Actually the 1st time anyone has gotten Kristof right but not Nicholas

May 24, 2015

@ReaderJoy I know all the Bansens very well, and am still buddies with Bob. And cousin Paul went to Dayton HS.

May 24, 2015

RT @bourlanddavis: Critical message for our sons & daughters from @NickKristof: When the Rapist Doesn’t See It as Rape http://t.co/n7…

May 24, 2015

John Nash, Nobel-winning mathematician and subject of book and movie "A Beautiful Mind," is dead in car crash nj.com/middlesex/inde… RIP

May 24, 2015

My column looks at the complexities of rape--and the cultural changes needed to stop it nyti.ms/1Fvlmtr pic.twitter.com/GrLqirVLQj

May 23, 2015

My dad had 9 lives, surviving concentration camps and a tractor roll-over. So he may end up with 9 deaths, too. twitter.com/RobMorroLibert…

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