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Is the era of hugging over? Some people sure hope so.

(Daniel Fishel for The Washington Post) It seemed like a perfectly timed message for girls as the #MeToo movement picked up steam. “Reminder,” read a headline on the Girl Scouts Facebook page late last year. “She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays.” But the reaction was …

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Due process hasn’t changed. Donald Trump should.

President Trump in the White House in Washington on Feb. 6. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump is tweeting again. This time, it’s to lash out about a lack of “due process.” Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some …

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SA’s ANC to meet as Zuma clings to office

The top decision-making body of South Africa’s ruling ANC will meet on Monday following days of talks over President Jacob Zuma’s expected departure from office, a party spokesperson said Sunday. “An NEC [national executive committee] meeting is scheduled for tomorrow in Pretoria,” ANC spokeswoman Khusela Diko told AFP, declining to …

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Bleached girls: India and its love for light skin

“Let’s scrub out that tan” is a common refrain in beauty parlors in India, where girls grow up with constant reminders that only fair skin is beautiful. From Sunday classified ads touting the marriageability of an “MBA graduate. 5-½ ft. English medium. Fair complexion” to elderly aunties advising young women …

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The Latest: UK aid groups say work abroad has safeguards

FILE: In this file photo dated 21/05/2013 of an Oxfam store in London as the Government is reviewing its relationship with the charity in the wake of sex allegations against some of the charity’s staff. Saturday Feb. 10, 2018. The Department for International Development (DfID) took the decision after the …

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