SEXUAL ASSAULT

In A Year Of Reckoning, The Skies Are Full of Us

Oct 10, 2018
The Milky Way.
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“A woman in the shape of a monster / A monster in the shape of a woman / The skies are full of them.”

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
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The Senate is taking a procedural vote on whether to move forward Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. Watch the proceedings on the Senate floor live, starting around 9:30 a.m.

Updated at 7:51 a.m. ET on Thursday

The FBI's highly anticipated supplemental background check on Brett Kavanaugh was sent to the White House and Capitol Hill overnight, with senators set to review the report on Thursday in the final chapter of what has become a deeply acrimonious confirmation battle.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced the planned arrival of the report on Wednesday night and said all senators would get a chance to review it ahead of the next procedural milestones in the chamber.

The trauma of sexual assault or harassment is not only hard to forget; it may also leave lasting effects on a woman's health. This finding of a study published Wednesday adds support to a growing body of evidence suggesting the link.

UMass football coach Mark Whipple.
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Updated at 3:08 p.m.

Massachusetts has suspended football coach Mark Whipple for one game after he said one of his players had been "raped" while complaining about the officiating Saturday in a loss to Ohio. 

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