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US announces near-total ban on trade of African elephant ivory

US authorities announced a near-total ban on the trade of African elephant ivory Thursday, finalizing a years-long push to protect the endangered animals.<p>"Today's bold action underscores the United States' leadership and commitment to ending the scourge of elephant poaching and the tragic impact …

Legal ivory sale drove dramatic increase in elephant poaching, study shows

Research shows the legal sale in 2008 catastrophically backfired – but two African nations want to repeat the stockpile sell-off<p>A huge legal sale of ivory intended to cut elephant poaching instead catastrophically backfired by dramatically increasing elephant deaths, according to new research.<p>The …

Elephant shot in head by Zimbabwe poacher survives

An elephant has survived after being shot in the head by suspected poachers in Zimbabwe.<p>He was found by vets from Aware Trust Zimbabwe in Mana Pools National Park and is believed to have had the bullet lodged in his head for up to six weeks.<p>The elephant, who was nicknamed Pretty Boy, is believed to …

These colleges have the most reports of rape

By Nick Anderson<p>, Reporter<p>Nearly 100 colleges and universities had at least 10 reports of rape on their main campuses in 2014, according to federal campus safety data, with Brown University and the University of Connecticut tied for the highest annual total — 43 each.<p>The data reflect what victim …

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Vice President Joe Biden Says College Men Who Listen to Rape Jokes and Do Nothing Are “Accomplices” to Actual Rape

Speaking to a crowd of 5,000 women this morning at the United State of Women summit, Vice President Joe Biden spent a solid 30 minutes recommitting himself to the Violence Against Women Act he authored in 1994, declaring that “every single woman has the fundamental right to live a life free of …

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Is there a 'rape culture' on college campuses?

Last December, Rolling Stone published a now-infamous story that seemed to confirm every parent's worst fears about sexual assault on college campuses.<p>Within months it had been discredited and retracted, making it hard to argue with those who believe the campus rape problem is overblown, even …