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After coming forward about her struggles with addiction and depression in December, Chiara de Blasio, daughter of NYC mayor Bill de Blasio, penned an essay for xoJane about her road to recovery. “I practice gratitude by counting my blessings; no matter what’s wrong, there’s always something right. I try to make myself proud and give myself love. It’s not easy at all. But I’ve learned that if I keep on doing what I’m used to doing, I’ll keep on feeling the way I’m used to feeling. It has proven invaluable to me to make a conscious effort to break the vicious cycle that kept me in the hellish depths of depression and untreated addiction. Today I am in recovery.” Chiara was recently honored for her courageous journey overcoming substance abuse and mental health issues. Read about it here…[xoJane]

A 25-year-old Indonesian woman faces possible public canning after men who gang raped her accused her of having extramarital sex. The widow said she was raped by eight men who allegedly found her having sex with a married man in her house. The men reportedly beat the man, doused the two with sewage, and then turned them over to Islamic police in conservative Aceh province. Extramarital sex is a violation of Islamic law. Read about it here…[Fox]

A 3-year-old Milwaukee boy is in critical condition after shooting himself with a gun he found in the glove compartment of his mother’s car. Police are investigating, but no arrests have been made yet. Read about it here…[HuffPost]

The family of the “affluenza” teen who killed four people and injured 12 in a drunk driving accident will pay more than $2 million to the family of one of his victims, a 16-year-old who is now paralyzed. If you recall, Ethan Couch avoided jail time because of “affluenza,” a condition caused by the wealth of his parents. Read about it here…[Buzzfeed]

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