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White House pushes colleges to crack down on sexual assaults

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House will press U.S. colleges and universities on Tuesday to do more to curb sexual assaults on students while it launches a new website, NotAlone.gov, to help victims find resources and report crimes.

The move comes after a three-month study by a task force established by President Barack Obama in January to help identify ways to protect students from sexual violence.

Apr 23, 2014
Apr 22, 2014

Biden warns on Ukraine accord as Russia refuses to be rushed

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told Russia on Tuesday that “time is short” for action on defusing the crisis in eastern Ukraine, but Moscow refused to be rushed, saying it could handle any tougher economic sanctions the West might impose.

Ukraine’s acting president called for a government operation against pro-Russian rebels who have seized control in eastern towns and cities to be relaunched after a local politician from his own party was found dead and bearing signs of torture.

Apr 22, 2014

Biden warns on Ukraine as Russia dismisses sanctions threat

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told Russia on Tuesday that “time is short” for action on defusing the crisis in eastern Ukraine, but Moscow said it could handle any tougher economic sanctions the West might impose.

Speaking on a visit to Kiev, Biden called on Moscow to pull back troops built up on Ukraine’s borders and to “stop talking and start acting” on getting Russian separatists who have seized control in eastern towns and cities to disarm.

Apr 22, 2014

U.S. backs Ukraine, warns Russia with Biden visit

KIEV (Reuters) – In a show of U.S. support for Ukraine’s embattled government, Vice President Joe Biden delivered an aid package on Tuesday and demanded Russia back off but also warned Kiev it must tackle the “cancer of corruption”.

Demanding Moscow “stop talking and start acting” to disarm pro-Russian separatists who Ukraine says aim to undermine the May 25 election, Biden told presidential candidates it may be “the most important election in Ukrainian history”.

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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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