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Do R. Kelly, Jeffrey Epstein arrests signal a turning point against 'rape culture'?

It may be more than coincidental that R&B music star R. Kelly and well-connected Wall Street financier Jeffrey Epstein were arrested in the same week on federal charges related to sexually abusing underage girls.

For one thing, as Labor Secretary Alex Acosta said two days before he resigned Friday, "We live in a very different world."

Indeed, we do. Acosta was awkwardly trying to defend his own softball handling of Epstein's prosecution for

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