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Reports of Sexual Assaults Spike at US Military Academies

Reports of sexual assaults at the three U.S. military academies surged by more than 50 percent in the 2014-15 school year, and complaints of sexual harassment also spiked, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press. A senior defense official says the sharp increases were due largely to students' growing confidence in the reporting system and expanded awareness programs over the past several years. The programs have been aimed at making victims more aware of the reporting...

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