Stories tagged: "sexual assault"


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for an event in the State Dining room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. A federal judge on Wednesday allowed the Education Department to move forward with new rules governing how schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual assault. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Judge Okays DeVos Rule That Makes It Harder for Survivors to Report Sexual Assault at Schools

Attorneys general from 17 states and the District of Columbia challenged the rule and say their fight will continue.

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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...