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Advocates Brace As DeVos Preps Policies On Campus Sexual Misconduct

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News Brief: Manafort Expected To Plead Guilty In D.C., Massachusetts Explosions, Hurricane Latest

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Suspected Gas Explosions In Massachusetts

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The vast majority of survivors of sexual assaults and harassment never report what happened to them. But now "there's an app for that." Actually several. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images hide caption

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How Smartphone Apps Could Change The Way Sexual Assault Is Reported

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued new guidance last fall on how campuses should handle accusations of sexual assault. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Defends Campus Sexual Assault Rules

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Tourists gathered earlier this week at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum to relive a moment in history. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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With A Midweek Holiday, Marking A Revolution With Moderation

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Students work on computers in Henderson, Nev. Several states including Utah and Ohio use automated grading on student essays written as part of standardized tests. John Locher/AP hide caption

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More States Opting To 'Robo-Grade' Student Essays By Computer

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New England Patriots players Devin McCourty, left, and Jason McCourty, far right, post for a photo Tuesday night at the Suffolk County DA candidates' panel. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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NFL Players Move Their Protests Off The Field, Grilling DA Candidates

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Yawkey Way, outside Fenway Park, was named for the late, former Boston Red Sox owner, Tom Yawkey, who was known for his philanthropy, but also for what was a racist ball club. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Boston Changes 'Yawkey Way' To 'Jersey Street' After Concerns Over Racist Legacy

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First lady Barbara Bush, with her pet dog Millie, talks to reporters in September 1990 in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Bush said Iraq cannot be allowed to get away with its occupation of Kuwait. She also revealed that Millie has a case of lupus but "she's in complete remission." Charles Tasnadi/AP hide caption

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At 92

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Roseann Sdoia leaves Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston in May 2013 after losing part of her right leg in the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Sharing Lessons Of Resilience, 5 Years After The Boston Bombing

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Boston Marks 5 Years Since Marathon Bombing

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Vikiana Petit-Homme, 16, led a meeting in Boston this week to recruit more students for the national student walk out planned for March 14. "We're just going to do what we have to," she says. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Students Get Mixed Messages On Whether Protesting Will Get Them In Trouble

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For Rogers, farming is a calling and a way of life. He says continuing financial pressure is threatening the survival of dairy farmers and the landscape of New England. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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As Milk Prices Decline, Worries About Dairy Farmer Suicides Rise

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Tom Brady celebrates after the New England Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 during Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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Patriots' Success Encourages Larger-Than-Life Expectations

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