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The Family Weekly: What Teens Think About the Kavanaugh Allegations and Consent

Plus: babies’ dreams, a debate about the “confidence gap,” and how to deal with a mother’s criticism
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After Christine Blasey Ford came forward early this week with allegations that the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when she was in high school, some commentators discredited her story as characteristic of adolescents. , writes the staff writer Joe Pinsker. He talked to several students about their thoughts

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