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Alanna Vagianos


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Past articles by Alanna:

Texas Restricts Medication Abortion, Escalating War On Reproductive Rights

Months after the state enacted a six-week abortion ban, another bill went into effect largely cutting off Texans' remaining access to abortion care. → Read More

Rep. Danny Davis Says R. Kelly Deserves A ‘Second Chance’ After Guilty Verdict

"I think he’ll be welcomed back into Chicago as a person who can be redeemed," the Illinois lawmaker said. → Read More

R. Kelly Found Guilty On All Counts In Sexual Abuse Trial

This is the first time the R&B singer has been convicted for sex crimes against minors and young women. → Read More

The R. Kelly Trial: Here's What You May Have Missed

The jury could start deliberating as early as Friday afternoon, wrapping up the R&B singer's six-week criminal sexual abuse trial. → Read More

Former R. Kelly Employee Says He Threatened Her When Accused Of Sexual Harassment

“He said generally in these situations people come up missing,” Cheryl Mack recalled him telling her when an underage girl sued him. → Read More

The Texas Abortion Ban Is A Dangerous Blueprint For Other Red State Lawmakers

“This is not a ‘What happens in Texas stays in Texas’ situation,” said NARAL’s Kristin Ford. → Read More

3rd R. Kelly Accuser Testifies Singer Knowingly Gave Her Herpes

The witness, referred to as Faith, also said one of the singer's employees tried to blackmail her so she wouldn't participate in the "Surviving R. Kelly"... → Read More

Supreme Court Allows Extreme Texas Abortion Ban To Go Into Effect

S.B. 8 offers private citizens a $10,000 bounty if they successfully sue anyone “aiding or abetting” abortion-seeking patients in Texas. → Read More

First 'John Doe' In R. Kelly Trial Testifies He Was Forced Into Sex Acts

“Louis” described sexual abuse at the hands of Kelly, forced sex with women and coerced videotaping. He was subpoenaed to testify after a witness bribery... → Read More

R. Kelly Allegedly Likened Himself To Jerry Lee Lewis, Musician Who Married 13-Year-Old

“’He’s a genius and I’m a genius. We should be allowed to do whatever we want,’” recalled the third "Jane Doe" to take the stand in the singer’s sex abus... → Read More

R. Kelly Survivor Says Singer 'Had Been Grooming' A Male Victim Since Boy Was Young

During the sex abuse trial, the Jane Doe said Kelly forced her to have sex with a man Kelly referred to as “Nephew” as punishment for breaking one of his... → Read More

When ‘Due Process’ Is Weaponized To Protect Powerful Men

Alexandra Brodsky told HuffPost about her new book "Sexual Justice," which explores sexual violence and deeply rooted misunderstandings about due process. → Read More

Searing Testimony In R. Kelly Trial Describes Statutory Rape, Beatings And Forced Abortion

Jane Doe No. 5 took the stand Monday, testifying she endured harrowing sexual, physical and mental abuse starting when she was 17. → Read More

Jerhonda Pace Testifies R. Kelly Sexually Abused Her Before She Escaped

Pace, known as Jane Doe No. 4 in the case, was the first witness to take the stand in the R&B singer's racketeering and sex trafficking trial. → Read More

FBI Arrests 'Tunnel Commander,' An Anti-Abortion Extremist Who Fought Cops On Jan. 6

David Mehaffie was charged with attacking law enforcement during a January riot at the U.S. Capitol Building. → Read More

Here’s What You Need To Know About The R. Kelly Sex Abuse Trial In New York

After decades of accusations, the R&B singer is facing his second trial related to his alleged sexual abuse crimes against minors. → Read More

No Resignation: Cuomo’s Attorneys Launch Kitchen Sink Defense

It was clear after a Friday afternoon press conference that the New York governor will not be resigning. → Read More

Nancy Pelosi Demands Andrew Cuomo Resign, Despite 40-Year Family Friendship

The New York attorney general’s office found that the governor sexually harassed at least 11 women. → Read More

New York Lawmakers Urge Andrew Cuomo To Resign In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Report

Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand called on the governor to step down, and a few state lawmakers have already drafted articles of impeachment. → Read More

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo ‘Sexually Harassed Multiple Women,’ AG Report Finds

New York state attorney general Letitia James announced that Cuomo's behavior violated state and federal law. → Read More