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Items owned by mobster James "Whitey" Bulger were seized from his California apartment, where he was arrested five years ago. They will be auctioned off with other "murderabilia" on Saturday. Courtesy of U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs hide caption

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Murderabilia: 'Whitey' Bulger Items Go Up For Auction

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Momentum Grows To Oust Judge After Sexual Assualt Sentence Sparks Outrage

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Breaking The Cycle Of Sexual Abuse Of Students By Prep School Teachers

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Two states now require that academic transcripts note that a student has been punished for campus sexual assault. Christopher Leigh/Imagezoo/Getty Images hide caption

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Push Grows For A 'Scarlet Letter' On Transcripts Of Campus Sexual Offenders

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Malia Obama's 'Gap Year' Highlights Growing Trend In U.S.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the game ball after a playoff game against the Ravens in January 2015. A week later, the team would be accused of deliberately deflating footballs in the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Fans Want Patriots' Draft Pick Restored And Sue NFL To Make It Happen

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Child brides are often associated with developing countries, but thousands of cases actually occur in the United States. A few states are pushing for laws to ban underage marriage. Eastnine Inc./ZZVE Illustrations/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Decides If You're Too Young To Marry?

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Nate Swain poses for a photo by his artwork. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Unraveled: The Mystery Of The Secret Street Artist In Boston

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People wait in line in Allston, Mass., on March 13 for an open casting call for Patriots Day, a feature film about the Boston Marathon bombing. Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Filming For Marathon Bombing Movie Stirs Emotions In Boston

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For Sexual Assault Victims, An Effort To Loosen Statutes Of Limitations

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As colleges have been cracking down on campus sexual assault, some students have been complaining that schools are going too far and trampling the rights of the accused in the process. Alberto Ruggieri/Illustration Works/Getty Images hide caption

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For Students Accused Of Campus Rape, Legal Victories Win Back Rights

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Massive Survey Confirms Prevalence Of Sexual Assault On Campus

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Rutgers Survey Underscores Challenges Collecting Sexual Assault Data

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Schools are sifting through a flood of new products and programs geared toward raising awareness and lower risk for sexual assaults on campus. Mary McLain/NPR hide caption

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Curbing Sexual Assault Becomes Big Business On Campus

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Campuses Consider Following New York's Lead On 'Yes Means Yes' Policy

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