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Sen. Feinstein Introducing Bill To Raise Minimum Age For Assault Rifle Purchases To 21

Sen. Feinstein Introducing Bill To Raise Minimum Age For Assault Rifle Purchases To 21announced Friday that she is introducing legislation to raise the minimum age to purchase rifles — including military-style assault weapons — from 18 to 21.



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Trump Signs Larry Nassar-Inspired Sexual Assault Bill Behind Closed Doors

Trump Signs Larry Nassar-Inspired Sexual Assault Bill Behind Closed DoorsPresident Donald Trump signed a bill into law on Wednesday afternoon that aims to protect amateur athletes from sexual assault in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.



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Blown to bits, famed Syria temple falls victim to Turkey assault

Blown to bits, famed Syria temple falls victim to Turkey assaultFor 3,000 years, the lion sculptures of Syria’s Ain Dara stood as testaments to the Iron Age. Syrian and Kurdish authorities have blamed the damage squarely on Ankara’s nearly two-week offensive on Afrin, a Kurdish-controlled pocket of northwest Syria that borders Turkey. Perched on a hilltop in northern Syria, the neo-Hittite temple of Ain Dara dates back to the Aramaic era from around 1,300 to 700 BC, and is named after a village located in Afrin.



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Women's Group Shines Light On Trump Sexual Assault Allegations Before State Of The Union

Women's Group Shines Light On Trump Sexual Assault Allegations Before State Of The UnionA women’s rights group used the occasion of Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address to bring renewed attention to allegations of sexual assault against the president.



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Betsy DeVos Sued For Weakening Sexual Assault Reporting Protections For Students

Betsy DeVos Sued For Weakening Sexual Assault Reporting Protections For StudentsThree civil rights organizations have filed a lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for rolling back protections for students who report sexual assault.



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Michigan State University President Resigns In Wake Of Sexual Assault Scandal

Michigan State University President Resigns In Wake Of Sexual Assault ScandalLou Anna Simon resigned on Wednesday after 13 years as president of Michigan State University in the wake of a massive sexual assault scandal involving the disgraced sports team doctor Larry Nassar.



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Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in SyriaTurkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara’s allies and neighbours. The Turkish military on Saturday launched operation “Olive Branch”, its second major incursion into Syrian territory during the seven-year civil war. The operation, where Turkish war planes and artillery are backing a major ground incursion launched with Ankara-backed Syrian rebels and Turkish tanks, aims to oust the People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia from its enclave of Afrin.



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Kentucky Neighbor Expected To Plead Guilty In Assault On Sen. Rand Paul

Kentucky Neighbor Expected To Plead Guilty In Assault On Sen. Rand PaulA neighbor who was arrested in November after an attack on Republican Sen. Rand Paul outside his Kentucky home plans to pleads guilty to a felony charge of assaulting a member of Congress, his lawyer said Friday.



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Trustee: MSU president should quit over sex assault scandal

Trustee: MSU president should quit over sex assault scandalDETROIT (AP) — A Michigan State University trustee on Saturday called for the university president to quit over the school's handling of the sexual assault scandal involving former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.



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Turkey vows imminent assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

Turkey vows imminent assault on Kurdish enclave in SyriaISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president said Sunday the country will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria "in the coming days" and urged the U.S. to support its efforts.



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