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President Barack Obama laughs with women in the East Room of the White House in Washington Jan. 22, as he leaves an event for the Council on Women and Girls, where he signed a memorandum creating a task force to respond to campus rapes.

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Obama targets college sexual assault epidemic

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama shone a light Wednesday on a college sexual assault epidemic that is often shrouded in secrecy, with victims fearing stigma, police poorly trained to investigate and universities reluctant to disclose the violence.

January 23, 2014 11:56 a.m. read more..


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