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The New York Times published a report Sunday morning based on interviews with 21 men who alleged that Weaver sent them unwanted provocative messages or solicited them for sex, often in exchange for the promise of professional help.
LINCOLN PROJECT DISAVOWS CO-FOUNDER JOHN WEAVER AFTER ALLEGATIONS HE MADE UNSOLICITED SEXUAL OVERTURES TO YOUNG MENAMY B WANGJANUARY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Gonzalez is already one of the most provocative and unguarded lawmakers in California politics, so it’s hard to even picture what a less filtered, more aggressive posture might look like for her.
SACRAMENTO REPORT: FEES ARE THE NEW FRONT IN THE DELIVERY DRIVER WARSARA LIBBYJANUARY 22, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
It seems particularly provocative for Google to do something like this while it is also dealing with a DOJ antitrust investigation.
GOOGLE SAYS IT’S CLOSING THE FITBIT ACQUISITION—UH, WITHOUT DOJ APPROVAL?RON AMADEOJANUARY 14, 2021ARS TECHNICA
Her new novel, “Outlawed,” stirs up the western with a provocative blend of alt-history and feminist consciousness.
IN ANNA NORTH’S RIVETING ‘OUTLAWED,’ THERE’S NOTHING MORE DANGEROUS THAN A CHILDLESS WOMANRON CHARLESJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
That may sound un-Darwinian — and many biologists do consider it provocative.
HOW NEUTRAL THEORY ALTERED IDEAS ABOUT BIODIVERSITYCHRISTIE WILCOXDECEMBER 8, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
I could see the way art and social change could merge—how hard conversations could become both more provocative and more positive through the introduction of creative practice.
BETTER CONVERSATIONS: THE 7 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF MEANINGFUL COMMUNICATIONMATTHEWHEIMERNOVEMBER 24, 2020FORTUNE
White with passion, Gray was on the point of uttering other angry and provocative words when Seton took his arm in a firm grip.
DOPESAX ROHMER
And she had good reason to believe that no woman had ever been more charming, distracting, provocative.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Fancy coming to the country for a rest, and reading Chamberlain, most restless because most provocative of books!
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
But that disposition presently evaporated, and his talk was good and fresh and provocative.
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