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Spurred by Brock Turner case, Gov. Jerry Brown signs laws to toughen laws against rape

Months after outrage over the six-month sentence for sexual assault given to former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday broadened the power of judges to treat sex crimes as rape at sentencing and agreed that the crime's punishment must include time in state prison. The governor's...
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