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President Donald Trump met with the family of slain Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen at the White House on Thursday. They shared their grief and expressed their hopes that the military system that failed their daughter and other women will be improved.

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A newly formed organization based out of San Antonio and Houston is taking on the United States military and demanding changes they say will keep soldiers and potential recruits safe. They took their fight to Washington, D.C. this week.


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Members of the NoMas Movement brought together hundreds of people in San Antonio on Saturday to honor slain Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen.

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Hundreds of people participated in a unique rally for slain Army soldier Vanessa Guillen on Saturday. A convoy of automobiles drove from Gustafson Stadium to Cafe Azteca, where a memorial to the Fort Hood specialist was prepared.


Female veterans spoke out about witnessing rape culture within the military at a vigil for Vanessa Guillen over the weekend.
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The disappearance and death of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen has sparked conversations about sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military. And over the weekend, female veterans spoke out about witnessing rape culture within the military at vigils and marches in Guillen’s honor.

Editor's note: This story contains a graphic description of an alleged sexual assault.

Tara Reade, a former junior staffer in Joe Biden's Senate office, has accused the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of sexually assaulting her in 1993, when she was working as a staff assistant. The Biden campaign denies the accusation and says the alleged incident "absolutely did not happen."

Conditions created by the coronavirus pandemic can lead to more dangerous and frequent family violence and abuse. The method in place to protect the public from the COVID-19 threat is the same tactic predators and abusers often use to inflict harm: isolation. 


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Now through Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 5, Texas voters have the chance to approve or deny 10 proposed amendments to the state's Constitution. 


Last month, opera star David Daniels and his husband, William "Scott" Walters, were indicted by Harris County, Texas on a felony charge of sexual assault. Simultaneously, the singer is battling the University of Michigan (UM), where he has taught since 2015 and where he was granted tenure in May 2018. Earlier this year, the school began seeking to fire Daniels over multiple, serious allegations of sexual misconduct.

Updated Aug. 1 at 8:14 p.m. ET

Opera star David Daniels has been indicted in Texas on a felony charge of sexual assault.

A grand jury indicted Daniels in Harris County District Court on July 25. Also indicted on the same charge is Daniels' husband, William Walters, who goes by the name Scott. In Texas, sexual assault of an adult is a Class 2 felony; if convicted, Daniels and Walter could face between two and 20 years in prison.

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