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Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, holds a 3D printed gun, called the "Liberator," in his factory in Austin, Texas, in August. The 30-year-old has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor. Kelly West/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley have been arrested and charged with rape and assault. Authorities say there may be hundreds of victims based on the video footage they have examined. Orange County District Attorney's Office hide caption

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Debbie Van Horn was arrested Thursday at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport and booked into the Walker County Jail on Thursday. Walker County Jail via Reuters hide caption

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Italian actress Asia Argento arrives at a film screening at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 19. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 35, was convicted on Thursday of sexually assaulting a sleeping passenger aboard a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Detroit. He could face life in prison. Erik Witsoe/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Deputy sergeant Mauwa Saleh is the coordinator of the seven Gender and Children desks in Zanzibar. These desks are staffed by police officers who have received training on how to interview victims and investigate reports of gender-based violence. Rebecca Grant for NPR hide caption

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Jana Mestecky (left) poses for a cast photo during production of the play Des rats et des hommes, directed by Israel Horovitz (front, third from left). The photo appeared in the French magazine, L'Avant-Scène, in 1994. Courtesy of Jana Mestecky hide caption

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Why Now?

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Lulabel Seitz, 17, was the Class of 2018 valedictorian at Petaluma High School in northern California. In the middle of her graduation's commencement speech, school officials disconnected her microphone. Lulabel Seitz/YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Voters in Santa Clara County are deciding Tuesday whether to remove Judge Aaron Persky from office after he sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault to a short jail sentence instead of prison. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Heath Phillips says the trauma of being sexually assaulted drove him to alcoholism and to go AWOL. Three decades later, the military has agreed to upgrade his discharge to honorable. Courtesy of Heath Phillips hide caption

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More Vets Who Are Coping With PTSD From Sexual Assaults Get Honorable Discharges

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The University of Southern California's provost denies that there was a cover-up of complaints about Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist who saw student patients at the Engemann Student Health Center. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has said he is committed to changing the company's culture to have a new emphasis on accountability and earning trust. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill Cosby walks after it was announced a verdict is in at the Montgomery County Courthouse for day fourteen of his sexual assault retrial on April 26, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., on Wednesday. Jacqueline Larma/AP hide caption

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Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of All Charges In Sexual Assault Retrial

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Bill Cosby walks through the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., with his spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, during a break in his sexual assault retrial on Tuesday. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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In Closing, Cosby's Lawyers Call His Accuser A 'Pathological Liar'

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U.S. coach Jean Lopez and his brother Steven celebrate after Steven defeated Rashad Ahmadov of Azerbaijan, winning him a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former USA Taekwondo Coach Banned From The Sport For Sexual Misconduct

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Andrea Constand leaves the courtroom after closing arguments on June 12, 2017. The judge declared a mistrial when the jury couldn't reach a verdict after more than 50 hours of deliberation. David Maialetti/AP hide caption

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The Cosby Trial: What You Need To Know

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Activists participate in the Take Back The Workplace March and #MeToo Survivors March & Rally on Nov. 12, 2017, in Hollywood, Calif. A new survey offers the first set of nationwide data on prevalence, showing that the problem is pervasive and women are most often the victims. Sarah Morris/Getty Images hide caption

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