What’s Current: Family says Texas teen indicted on murder charge is a sex-trafficking victim

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  • A Texas teenager who garnered widespread support is indicted for killing two men who were allegedly trafficking her for sex.
  • Nearly 900 women report abnormal menstrual cycles and negative health effects after being exposed to tear gas during Black Lives Matter protests in Portland and other U.S. cities.
  • Mexico is set to criminalize “revenge porn” with punishment of up to six years in prison after lawmakers approved legislation.
  • Filipino journalist Maria Ressa is awarded the UN’s cultural agency’s annual press freedom prize. Ressa currently manages news website Rappler, whose reporting has made her a target of online and government hate campaigns.
  • Australia’s government pledges to increase childcare subsidies to $1.7 AUD in an effort to boost women’s participation in the workplace. The promised budget follows allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination against women in parliament.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.