Hot News Stories (5/8/13)

New York Times (New York, NY)
The problem of sexual assault in the military leapt to the forefront in Washington on Tuesday as the Pentagon released a survey estimating that 26,000 people in the armed forces were sexually assaulted last year, up from 19,000 in 2010, and an angry President Obama and Congress demanded action.

Kansas City Star
 (Kansas City, MO)
Missouri pharmacies cannot be required to carry or stock specific drugs or devices under legislation that has been given final approval after a debate focused on prescribing birth control.

Huffington Post
Elizabeth Smart, the young woman who made headlines after being abducted for nine months at age 14, spoke out last week against the abstinence-only education she received as a child, suggesting that it deterred her from escaping her captors.


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