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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Aug 12, 2014 — In just a few years, the issue has gone from mostly whispers to receiving the attention of the White House. Now, colleges throughout the country are trying to increase awareness about the issue.
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Jul 17, 2014 — Heading off to exotic locales to conduct research is one of the great joys of science. But many young scientists say they have been sexually harassed or assaulted by superiors while out there.
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Jun 3, 2014 — Federal law seeks to keep sexual assault victims from paying for forensic exams, but in some states they may have to cover tests and treatment for pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.
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Apr 29, 2014 — Noting that 1 in 5 women is sexually assaulted in college, the White House releases new guidelines to help victims of that violence and improve the way schools handle such cases.
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Mar 7, 2014 — The study finding that men who prey on women in bars don't have to be drunk to behave badly really hit a nerve. So did the notion that if women drink, they're more likely to be targeted.
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Mar 6, 2014 — Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, facing court-martial on charges he sexually assaulted a female captain, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of an extramarital affair.
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Mar 3, 2014 — When men force unwanted sexual attention on women in bars, the problem isn't that the guy is drunk. Instead, a study finds, men target women who have been drinking and may be seen as more vulnerable.
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Dec 20, 2013 — The military has come under fire for how it investigates and handles cases of unwanted sexual contact among its personnel. Under new rules, commanders won't be able to dismiss court-martial findings and victims will have more protections.
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Nov 13, 2013 — The jury of five men and two women deliberated for an hour and 15 minutes before returning the not guilty verdict.
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Oct 8, 2013 — Sexual violence appears to have roots in adolescence, so researchers asked teenagers and young adults if they'd ever forced someone to have sexual activity against their will. About 1 in 10 had. Psychological pressure was the most common tactic.
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