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    California Lawmakers Pass New Sexual Assault Rules

    Stop us if you’ve heard this one: Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, 20, was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious person, then given a six-month county jail sentence that sparked outrage across the country. Now the Golden State is trying to make sure it doesn’t happen again: Laws don’t currently mandate jail time for sexual assault that doesn’t use force, but the new regulations, which now go to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, would mean state prison for anyone convicted of raping or assaulting someone too drunk to consent — unless Brown uses his veto.

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