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Rape survivor Helena Lazaro waited thirteen years for her case to be resolved after the Los Angeles Police Department failed to process her rape kit.

Rape survivors face resistance in fight to test rape kit backlog

05/29/14 12:09PM

After San Francisco resident Heather Marlowe was drugged and raped at the city’s annual Bay to Breakers race in May 2010, she trusted local police to process her rape kit –the  evidence collected during a forensic exam -- and update her if any leads turned up. When they didn’t call for more than a year, she began researching why. read more

The life of literary legend Maya Angelou

The life of literary legend Maya Angelou

05/28/14 02:41PM

Maya Angelou, one of the most powerful voices in American culture, civil rights and literature, passed away at the age of 86 Wednesday. Joining Ronan Farrow to discuss is Sapphire, author of the novel “Push.” watch

Tea party wins big in Texas runoff elections

Tea party wins big in Texas runoff elections

05/28/14 02:38PM

The tea party won big in Tuesday’s races across Texas, most notably State Sen. Dan Patrick winning the nomination for lieutenant governor against longtime incumbent David Dewhurst. Hogan Gidley and Brian Schweitzer join to discuss. watch

Wednesday's RF Headlines

Wednesday's RF Headlines

05/28/14 02:16PM

Wednesday's Rapid Fire Headlines includes news on Edward Snowden, the shooting at UC Santa Barbara, President Obama's foreign policy plan and the passing of Maya Angelou. watch

A sexual assault evidence collection kit at St. David's Medical Center in Austin TX.

The call: #EndTheBacklog of rape kits

05/27/14 08:57PM

There are an estimated 400,000 rape kits sitting on shelves—ignored and untested. It's time to address this major, nationwide crisis. It's time to invest in justice. Sign our petition if you agree. read more

Will Afghanistan sign security agreement?

Will Afghanistan sign security agreement?

05/27/14 02:28PM

NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski joins to discuss the expected military drawdown in Afghanistan. Then, Vali Nasr talks about the bilateral security agreement and if the Afghan government will sign it to keep U.S. troops in the country past 2014. watch

Shooting sparks online debate on feminism

Shooting sparks online debate on feminism

05/27/14 02:26PM

Social media is on fire over the deadly shooting near the UC Santa Barbara campus, sparking a candid debate about feminism. NBC’s Jennifer Bjorklund and Women’s Rights Attorney Gloria Allred discuss with Ronan Farrow. watch

Texas Dems look to increase Latino turnout

Texas Dems look to increase Latino turnout

05/27/14 02:23PM

The Dallas Morning News’ Wayne Slater discusses the Texas runoff election for lieutenant governor between incumbent David Dewhurst and tea party favorite State Sen. Dan Patrick and Democrats looking to increase the Latino voter turnout in November. watch

A Sun Valley resident votes at the polling station located at Our Lady of The Holy Church on election day at the Sun Valley's Latino district, Los Angeles County, on November 6, 2012 in California. (Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

We Just Don’t Care

05/23/14 04:50PM

It was Super Tuesday for the 2014 midterm elections this week, but some of us here at Team RFD have been asking why younger generations just don’t seem interested. read more

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