SEXUAL HARASSMENT

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.

Vermont Democratic U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy addresses the Senate Judiciary Committee as Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member  Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) look on.
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A hearing on an accusation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is underway Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC.
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.

The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford.
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Connecticut lawmakers have failed to update the state's sexual harassment and assault laws, despite momentum from the #MeToo movement. 

Massachusetts state Senator Stanley Rosenberg in a file photo.
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Former Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, who spent more than 27 years in the state Senate and became the first openly gay president of the body, bowed to pressure from his colleagues to resign on Thursday and will leave the legislature at the end of the week.

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