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Cardinal Bernard Law (right) speaks with unidentified prelates as he attends Pope Benedict XVI's last general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in 2013. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Bernard Law, Former Archbishop Of Boston, Dies In Rome At 86

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Five years ago, Avielle Richman, 6, was shot in her first-grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Jeremy Richman/Courtesy Richman Family hide caption

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A Newtown Family's Campaign To Change How We Think About Violence

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Scientists Work To Stop Violence After Losing Their Child In Newtown

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Tatiana Curran, right, and her boyfriend Jake Cowen-Whitman say their three-year relationship is an anomaly amongst their peers. But they readily concede that even they have serious issues around intimacy. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Lessons In Love For Generation Snapchat

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Recent news stories suggest some human resource departments failed to adequately respond to sexual harassment issues. seb_ra/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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When It Comes To Sexual Harassment Claims, Whose Side Is HR Really On?

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Harassment Scandals Shine Spotlight On Confidentiality Clauses

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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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