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How Campus Sexual Assaults Came To Command New Attention

In just a few years, the issue has gone from mostly whispers to receiving the attention of the White House. Now, colleges throughout the country are trying to increase awareness about the issue.

Sultry Film Star Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

Actress Lauren Bacall, who paired with spouse Humphrey Bogart in films including The Big Sleep and Key Largo, has died at 89, according to the Bogart estate. NPR has not confirmed the report.

In A Shift, China Allows Pope Francis To Use Its Airspace For Asia Trip

The Vatican hasn't had formal relations with China since 1949, when the communists took charge. Pope Francis is flying to South Korea today for a five-day visit.

At Niger's School For Husbands, The Lesson Is 'Space Your Children'

Its birthrate is the world's highest: seven kids per woman. There's not enough fertile land to feed everyone. So Niger is telling its men that a big family is not the only way to be a Big Man.

Iraq Update: France Will Arm Kurds; More Refugees Leave Mountain

France says it will deliver weapons to Iraq's Kurds "in the coming hours," moving quickly after the European Union voted to allow such operations.

Gaza's Casualties Of War Include Its Historic Mosques

More than 40 mosques in the Gaza Strip were destroyed or damaged in the recent fighting.

Biologists Choose Sides In Safety Debate Over Lab-Made Pathogens

The debate about whether it's OK to engineer and study microbes that could prompt a human pandemic has reignited. Each side now has a website and its own list of Nobelists and superstar supporters.

Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture

From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field.

Iraqi Helicopter Goes Down, But Rescue Effort Has More On The Way

Iraqi military helicopters have been bringing food and water to Yazidi refugees trapped in the mountains near the Iraqi city of Sinjar, also at times even evacuating people off the mountain.

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