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DeVos Scraps Obama Guidance on Investigating Campus Sexual Assault

Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos

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Washington (AP) -- The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said that President Barack Obama's policy had been unfairly skewed against those accused of assault and had "weaponized" the Education Department to "work against schools and against students."