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Marine Recruit's Skin 'Liquefied' During Boot Camp: Documents

Recruit needed skin grafts for second- and third-degree chemical burns

(Newser) - The skin on a recruit's buttocks was "liquefied" by chemical burns during a hazing incident at a Marine Corps boot camp on Parris Island in South Carolina, according to documents made public by the Washington Post . The documents state drill instructor Sgt. Jeffrey VanDyke forced the unnamed recruit... More »

Porno 'Boot Camp' Helps Teens Tackle Addiction

Oxbow Academy in Utah has room for only 24 kids

(Newser) - Know a teen who's hooked on porn? The Oxbow Academy, a boot-camp style facility in Utah, is treating teenagers with pornography addictions by using holistic therapy, banning phones, and insisting on lie detector tests, the Daily Mirror reports. Dubbed the Porn School, Oxbow charges heavily—nearly $9,000 a... More »

Teen Beaten to Death at Camp for Internet Addicts

Staff killed 16-year-old for running too slowly

(Newser) - A Chinese teen was beaten to death by staff at a boot camp in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Global Times reports. The parents of Deng Senshan, 16, paid $1,024 to send him to the Guangxi Qihang Survival Training Camp to cure his Internet addiction. Deng was put in... More »

Merkel Trades Compromise For Hard Line

Chancellor backs right-wing colleague in strategy shift

(Newser) - Ahead of a regional election later this month, Angela Merkel has left behind the conciliatory tone of her first 2 years and come out swinging. The German chancellor gave her strongest backing to the minister-president of Hesse, who is running for reelection on a harsh anti-immigrant platform. In an interview... More »

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