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Meghan Downey, 22, a recent graduate from the College of William & Mary, protests outside an Arlington, Va., auditorium after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke about campus sexual assault. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Is There A 'Better Way' To Handle Campus Sexual Assault?

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Betsy DeVos Signals Rollback Of Obama Policies On Campus Sexual Assault

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For 22 Years, Boston Arena Broke Promise To Hold 3 Fundraisers A Year

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Jewish Leaders Say Anti-Semitism Around The Nation Is A Disturbing Trend

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New signs in Boston encourage bystanders to intervene if they see Muslims being harassed. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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New Campaign Teaches How To Help When A Muslim Is Harassed

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"Restorative justice" is gaining popularity as a way to handle campus sexual assault cases. The approach is a therapeutic intervention aimed at healing, rather than a trial to decide guilt and punishment. Stuart Kinlough/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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After Assault, Some Campuses Focus On Healing Over Punishment

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Richard Spencer, a white nationalist who claims to have coined the term "alt-right," speaks at the Texas A&M University campus in Dec. 2016. The number of campus visits made by white nationalist leaders like Spencer looking to connect with students personally has increased. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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As White Supremacists Push Onto Campuses, Schools Wrestle With Response

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Rob Jones, a training consultant with the Anti-Defamation League, leads Brookline High School students in building a "web of unity." Tovia Smith /NPR hide caption

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Fighting Hate In Schools

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White House Pressures Municipalities To Crack Down On Immigration Enforcement

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Late Season Snowstorm Clobbers Northeast

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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department K-9 officers search the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada after an employee received a suspicious phone call that led about 10 people to evacuate the building on Feb. 27. Jewish institutions across the nation have received more than 120 bomb threats in the past two months Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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DHS To Help Jewish Community Centers Enhance Security Protocols

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Assistant Attorney General Kimberly Strovink, of Massachusetts Attorney General Healey's Civil Rights Division, answers calls coming into the state's hate hotline. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Massachusetts Hotline Tracks Post-Election Hate

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Data from Match.com shows that singles are more likely now to shun those who don't share their political preference. dane_mark/iStock hide caption

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When Dating In The Era Of Divisive Politics, Both Sides Stick To Themselves

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Universities Grapple With Trump's Executive Order On Immigration

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Can Sobriety Tests Weed Out Drivers Who've Smoked Too Much Weed?

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