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Joe Biden in Md. to Discuss Funds for Rape Kit Testing

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    Vice President Joe Biden will join Sen. Barbara Mikulski in Maryland on Monday to highlight funding directed toward clearing a backlog of hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits.

    Biden and Mikulski will meet at the Maryland State Police Forensic Science Laboratory in Pikesville, where they'll discuss a $41 million fund earmarked in the federal spending budget.

    The funding will go toward testing current kits, avoiding future backlogs and providing training and personnel.