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Dear Abby Accused of Blaming Teen Rape Victim

'I told him he was hurting me, but he didn't stop'

(Newser) - "Dear Abby" is taking some heat for her recent answer to a letter writer, which some saw as blaming the teen girl for her own rape. The letter writer, a high-school junior who was a virgin before the incident she wrote in about, says a classmate invited her over... More »

'Dear Abby' Dead at 94

Pauline Phillips had been suffering from Alzheimer's

(Newser) - Pauline Phillips, perhaps better known as the popular "Dear Abby" advice columnist, died yesterday at age 94, a rep confirms to TMZ . Phillips, who founded the column in 1956 and eventually handed it over to her daughter Jeanne, had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease. "I have lost... More »

'Dear Abby' Backs Gay Marriage

Rights group to honor columnist's accepting 'mainstream voice'

(Newser) - 'Dear Abby' takes a simple stance on gay marriage: "I believe if two people want to commit to each other, God bless 'em." Over the years Jeanne Phillips, aka Abigail Van Buren, has consistently urged support for gay family members in her nationally syndicated column. Now she's being... More »

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