Stories tagged: "sexual assault"

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Joe Biden Denies Sexual Assault Accusation by Former Senate Staffer

A former aide to Joe Biden is accusing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of sexually assaulting her in the early 1990s when he was a senator.

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Domestic Violence Is Surging Due to Quarantining. Here’s What Lawmakers Are Doing to Help.

A group of lawmakers are seeking more funding to help a system of resources that's already strained.

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Weinstein Was Found Guilty. These North Carolina Women Say It’s Not Enough.

One survivor said she found the verdict both “hopeful and discouraging.”

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Bipartisan bill aims to enhance protections for sexual assault survivors

The Survivors’ Bill of Rights in the States Act offers an incentive for states to ensure survivors have a voice. Three years ago, Congress unanimously approved a historic bill that guarantees sexual assault victims certain protections, including the preservation of their rape kits. The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, which only applies to federal...