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In Alaska, 'Righteous Rage' Over Sexual Assault

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh scowls as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill Thursday. Afterward, many observers felt he had revealed a partisan side never before seen from a Supreme Court nominee. Melina Mara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Jeff Flake arrives back at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday following a break. After announcing Friday morning that he would vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Flake was confronted in an emotional scene by two women relaying their stories of sexual assault. Drew Angerer/Getty Images 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, Courtesy of Jana Mestecky hide caption

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The Psychological Forces Behind A Cultural Reckoning: Understanding #MeToo

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Bill Cosby reacts to the verdict in his sexual assault retrial in April, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A jury convicted The Cosby Show star of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Mark Makela/AP hide caption

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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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