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Springfield police are investigating the fifth rape reported this semester on the Missouri State University campus.

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 Victims of rape and sexual assault can get orders of protection against their assailants under a new Missouri law.

The law takes effect today Friday. It expands who can file and receive orders of protection.

The former law allowed domestic violence victims and victims of stalking to receive protection orders.

By his own admission, author Jon Krakauer is an obsessive guy, and his obsessions often turn into books. His best-sellers include Into the Wild and Into Thin Air, both about man's battle with nature. But his latest book is about a far more intimate struggle. The title lays it out plainly: Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.

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Rolling Stone magazine says "there now appear to be discrepancies" in its story about a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012, adding it had "come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced."

Many forces can drive a male college student to commit sexual assault. But one of the most important may be the company he keeps.

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Online outrage is focusing on a central Missouri town and its top law enforcement officers after news of the alleged rape of two teenage girls garnered national attention.

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The sexual assault of a young woman on a New Delhi bus last December sparked widespread debate about the safety of women in India. The attack killed a 23-year-old aspiring physical therapist, and led to  nationwide protests.