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Students Drive New Policies As K-12 Sexual Assault Investigations Rise

Since 2014, sexual assault investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights are up nearly 500 percent in elementary, middle and high schools across the country.

After a briefing Tuesday on the opioid crisis, President Trump remarked on its severity but did not offer many specifics on tackling the problem. Two days later, he said his administration would declare a national emergency. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some States Say Declaring An Emergency Has Helped In The Opioid Fight

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On a Clear Day Red Garland
Unsquare Dance Dave Brubeck

Original Godzilla actor Haruo Nakajima points a figure of the monster he made for the movie during a 2014 interview at his home in Sagamihara, near Tokyo. Junji Kurokawa/AP hide caption

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Haruo Nakajima, The Original Godzilla Actor, Dies

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Godzilla - King Of The Monsters: Main Title Theme Akira Ifukube
What You Know Two Door Cinema Club
Should Have Known Roane Namuh, Reva Devito

Okieriete Onaodowan had to learn both accordion and piano to play the role of Pierre in Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812. He ends his run on the show in mid-August. Chad Batka/Courtesy of Matt Ross PR hide caption

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There's No Easy Answer For Why 'The Great Comet' Is Closing

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Act 2. Trio & Chorus. Balaga
Run The World (Girls) Ibrahim Maalouf

Chinese boyband TFBoys' song "Go!AMIGO" is a big hit in China this summer. VCG/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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TFBoys' 'Go!AMIGO' Is A Summery Slice Of Pop Propaganda

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Go!Amigo TF Boys
Suga Suga Baby Bash & Frankie J
Ya Veran Quitapenas
Be a Man Junius Meyvant
The Birds & Bees Tülpa
Blister in the Sun Violent Femmes

A veiled woman rides a bicycle with a child past white wedding dresses displayed as a desecrated symbol by the Lebanese nongovernmental organization Abaad. The group is part of an effort against article 522 in Lebanon's penal code, which stipulates that a rapist is absolved of his crime if he marries his victim. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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Countries Around The World Move To Repeal 'Marry Your Rapist' Laws

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47 (Instrumental) emune
Explosive [Beat] Dr. Dre
Kashmere Kashmere Stage Band

Danielle Brown speaks during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016. She is Google's new chief diversity officer, a position she previously held at Intel. Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch hide caption

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Is The Memo Controversy A Pivot Point On Diversity For Google?

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Pad Kontrol Georgia Anne Muldrow
Home Heems & Dev Hynes

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