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Litigation Is Likely For New Title IX Guidelines

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The Women's March in Kern County, Calif. was one of many around the nation where postcards were distributed, encouraging people to submit comments opposing Secretary DeVos' plan to change Title IX regulations . Courtesy Kimberly Kirchmer hide caption

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Trump Administration Gets An Earful On New Campus Sexual Assault Rules

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Etchings on the federal courthouse in Boston acclaim a well-administered justice system, but many working in the building say that is getting harder, given the continuing federal shutdown. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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'Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied' As Government Shutdown Affects Federal Courts

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People gather items for a pop-up food pantry opened in Boston for men and women of the Coast Guard, the only branch of the armed services working without pay. Charles Field/MMSFI hide caption

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'Tidal Wave': Hundreds Of Coast Guard Families Show Up To Pop-Up Boston Food Pantry

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Thousands Of Workers Must Figure Out How They'll Pay Monthly Bills Without A Paycheck

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The Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit group formed after the 2012 Connecticut shooting, is training students to spot warning signs in other would–be shooters and to anonymously report concerns through a mobile app. Courtesy Sandy Hook Promise hide caption

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'It's Preventable': Sandy Hook Parents Promote App For Reporting School Threats

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Education Department Announces New Rules For Sexual Assault Cases On College Campuses

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks with the media after a series of listening sessions about campus sexual violence in July 2017. Among the significant changes is that schools can make it harder to prove allegations. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Education Dept. Proposes Enhanced Protection For Students Accused Of Sexual Assault

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A Year Later, Americans Are Deeply Divided Over The #MeToo Movement

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News Brief: Trump Visits Pittsburgh, Americans Divided On #MeToo, Pakistan Blasphemy Case

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On #MeToo, Americans More Divided By Party Than Gender

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Some sixty "Opiod Overdose Kits" have been added defibrillator boxes in Bridgewater State University dorms and academic buildings like this one. Tovia Smith / NPR hide caption

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On College Campuses, Making Overdose Medication Readily Available

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The entrance to the Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Md., which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attended. The allegations of drinking and sexual misconduct swirling around Kavanaugh have prompted a new round of soul-searching at elite prep schools. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Advocates Brace As DeVos Preps Policies On Campus Sexual Misconduct

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