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BALTIMORE (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Johns Hopkins University for its handling of sexual assault complaints.

An email from the Baltimore school's president on Tuesday alerted students and faculty that the Office for Civil Rights has opened an investigation into a complaint filed earlier this year about Hopkins' response to alleged sexual assaults.

President Ronald Daniels said in the email that university officials spoke Monday with federal investigators and "pledged our full cooperation."

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