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Tovia Smith

Tovia Smith appears in the following:

Cell Phone Alerts After New York Bombings Raise Racial Profiling Concerns

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cell phone alerts used to warn people in the aftermath of bombings in New York and New Jersey this weekend are raising questions about profiling.

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Obama Designates 1st Marine National Monument In The Atlantic Ocean

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument off the coast of New England is the size of Connecticut and has been called an "underwater Yellowstone" and "a deep sea Serengeti."

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Summer Camps Struggle To Enforce Bans On Screen Time

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Summer sleep-away camps say it's getting harder to enforce cell phone bans, and millennials say it's tough going cold turkey. But they all say it's more important than ever to learn how to unplug.

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Parents Join Schools In Starting Early Dialogue On Sexual Assault

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Many parents are starting a dialogue on sexual assault well before their kids' teenage years, joining schools in early lessons to help prevent it.

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To Prevent Sexual Assault, Schools And Parents Start Lessons Early

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

While most college students go through courses aimed at preventing campus sexual assault, advocates say it's too little, too late. Some are pushing for similar efforts as early as elementary school.

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How Is The Democratic Convention Playing In Deep-Blue Massachusetts?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Not every liberal voter had been eyeing the upcoming Democratic National Convention with uniform eagerness. NPR's Tovia Smith looks at how Democrats far from the convention floor are viewing the week.

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3 Baton Rouge, La., Police Officers Killed By Gunman

Monday, July 18, 2016

Three Baton Rouge, La., police officers were killed by a gunman over the weekend. They have been identified as Brad Garafola, Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald.

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Murderabilia: 'Whitey' Bulger Items Go Up For Auction

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Hundreds of items that once belonged to convicted mobster James "Whitey" Bulger are being auctioned off by the government, and the proceeds will go to his victims.

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Momentum Grows To Oust Judge After Rape Sentence Sparks Outrage

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

A California judge is under fire for giving what some are calling a slap on the wrist to a former Stanford University student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman after a frat party.

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Breaking The Cycle Of Sexual Abuse Of Students By Prep School Teachers

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In New England, many boarding school staff accused of sexual misconduct quietly left and then moved on to other schools, according to The Boston Globe. Now states are trying to stop the practice.

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Push Grows For A 'Scarlet Letter' On Transcripts Of Campus Sexual Offenders

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

In Virginia and New York, academic transcripts must note if a student has been punished for sexual assault. Supporters say it's a matter of public safety. Critics say the move is draconian and unfair.

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Malia Obama's 'Gap Year' Highlights Growing Trend In U.S.

Monday, May 02, 2016

President Obama's daughter, Malia, is taking a year off before starting college in the fall. The so-called "gap year" before college has long been a staple — even a right of passage — in many other countries. NPR reports on the growing trend to defer freshman year to pursue other interests.

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Fans Want Patriots' Draft Pick Restored And Sue NFL To Make It Happen

Thursday, April 07, 2016

The NFL took away the Patriots' first-round draft pick as punishment for Deflategate. Fans say the team shouldn't be penalized while the case is on appeal.

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Who Decides If You're Too Young To Marry?

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Underage marriages mostly occur outside of the United States, but in the past decade, thousands of cases have been recorded in the country. A few states are taking action to ban these marriages.

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Unraveled: The Mystery Of The Secret Street Artist In Boston

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Someone has been using Lego blocks to repair the corner of a crumbling brick building in Boston. Reporter Tovia Smith set out to investigate who this person is and what else he has been up to.

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Filming For Marathon Bombing Movie Stirs Emotions In Boston

Friday, March 25, 2016

Patriots Day begins filming in Boston on Tuesday. The movie has already stirred emotions, as some don't want the deadly drama playing out again in their backyards.

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For Sexual Assault Victims, An Effort To Loosen Statutes Of Limitations

Thursday, March 03, 2016

State statutes of limitations currently range from 3 to 30 years. But a new understanding about how rape victims recover from their trauma is prompting many states to change their time limits.

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For Students Accused Of Campus Rape, Legal Victories Win Back Rights

Thursday, October 15, 2015

As campuses crack down on sexual assaults, some have said the rights of the accused have been trampled. Recently, courts have slammed some schools for systems they say are stacked against the accused.

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Massive Survey Confirms Prevalence Of Sexual Assault On Campus

Monday, September 21, 2015

A new massive survey of U.S. college students finds that nearly one in four female students was sexually assaulted during their years on campus, which shows the problem is even more p...

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Rutgers Survey Underscores Challenges Collecting Sexual Assault Data

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Some say the results of the poll conducted by Rutgers University are unreliable because only 30 percent of students filled out the survey, and questions were broadly framed.

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