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Violence Against Women Act in limboupdated: Fri May 18 2012 08:48:00

After a high profile political battle this week over legislation to help victims of domestic abuse, its fate appears to be in limbo. And this policy-dispute-turned-election-year-brawl seems to be far from over.

Dems, GOP spar over domestic violence actupdated: Wed May 16 2012 22:55:00

Florida Republican Sandy Adams' personal story could help the GOP in its efforts to woo women voters.

House passes GOP version of Violence Against Women Act renewal updated: Wed May 16 2012 22:55:00

The House of Representatives passed the Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act on Wednesday, despite strong opposition from Democrats.

Protect immigrant women from violenceupdated: Wed May 16 2012 08:08:00

Nicole came to the United States from Indonesia on a temporary fiancée visa, fully expecting that she would enjoy life in a new country with the U.S. citizen she intended to marry. Instead, she found herself trapped as a victim of sex trafficking.

Senate OKs renewal of domestic abuse law after GOP relentsupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 05:25:00

The U.S. Senate voted to renew a law designed to combat domestic abuse Thursday after Republicans stepped back from what was becoming a politically risky fight over some of the expansions they oppose .

Why politician revealed her rape storyupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 05:25:00

Rep. Gwen Moore explains why she told her personal story of rape and abuse on the House floor.

Accusations fly in Senate over Violence Against Women Act updated: Thu Mar 15 2012 20:40:00

In a series of floor speeches Thursday, a group of mostly Democratic women senators made a high-profile and at times emotional appeal to Republicans to support an expanded Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In doing so, they suggested Republicans were blocking the bill because it would extend its protections to illegal immigrants as well as gays and lesbians.

Snarky tweets ignite debate: Should Chris Brown's exile be over?updated: Thu Feb 16 2012 05:56:00

It started for Sarah when she saw that singer Chris Brown was trending on Twitter on Sunday night and decided to make a tongue-in-cheek comment.

Chris Brown: 'Hate all you want'updated: Thu Feb 16 2012 05:56:00

Chris Brown goes on a Twitter tirade after his Grammy win. HLN's A.J. Hammer has more

S.F. sheriff charged with domestic abuseupdated: Sat Jan 14 2012 07:03:00

San Francisco's new sheriff is facing misdemeanor charges over an alleged domestic abuse incident on New Year's Eve, authorities said.

Lindsay Lohan's father arrested on suspicion of domestic violenceupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 13:43:00

Actress Lindsay Lohan's father was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police in Tampa, Florida, said Tuesday.

Lohan: Lindsay's 'gotta be in rehab'updated: Tue Oct 25 2011 13:43:00

Michael Lohan says that his daughter needs a "hard core" program to help her recover from her addiction.

Vikings player charged with domestic assaultupdated: Sat Oct 22 2011 16:03:00

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook was arrested and charged with domestic assault Friday night, the Hennepin County, Minnesota, sheriff's office said.

Rapper Tone Loc pleads no contest to domestic violence chargeupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 22:08:00

Rapper Tone Loc pleaded no contest Monday to domestic violence and other charges, about three and a half months after a fight with the mother of his child, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced.

Sexual assault, domestic violence can damage long-term mental healthupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 16:01:00

Women are drastically more likely to develop a mental disorder at some point in their lives if they have been the victim of rape, sexual assault, stalking, or intimate-partner violence, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

States crack down on pet abuse to protect womenupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 10:24:00

It wasn't until Melissa Reese's husband allegedly put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her that she says she decided it was time to leave her abusive relationship. She could take her belongings and kids, but her dogs were a different story.

No criminal charges in Wisconsin DA scandal, officials sayupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 13:31:00

A Wisconsin district attorney who resigned amid a texting scandal involving a domestic abuse victim will not face any criminal charges in the case, the state's Justice Department said Monday. Michael Lohan Arrested for Felony Domestic Violenceupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 13:50:00

Lindsay's dad is held on $200,000 bail after an alleged argument with a female friend Teen Mom's Amber Portwood Jailedupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 13:32:00

The reality TV star will be behind bars for 24 hours on domestic battery charges Teen Mom Star Charged in Domestic Abuse Caseupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 12:29:00

Amber Portwood, who fought with former fiancé Gary Shirley on the MTV show, faces three felony charges Chris Brown Completes Domestic-Violence Courseupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 15:08:00

The singer, convicted of assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, says he's learned from his mistakes

Berry's fight against domestic violenceupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 10:30:00

CNN's Alina Cho speaks to Halle Berry about her volunteerism at Jenesse Center, a shelter for domestic violence victims.

Halle Berry's help for domestic violence victims gets personalupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 10:30:00

Halle Berry's personal crusade to help domestic violence victims is linked to a secret she's kept hidden for most of her life -- watching her own mother being abused.

Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend talks about domestic abuse allegationsupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 07:07:00

Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend talked about the couple's bitter breakup and the court fight over custody of their 1-year-old daughter in an interview set to air Wednesday night on CNN's "Larry King Live."

Joe Torre goes to bat with Obama against domestic violenceupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 21:02:00

President Barack Obama got help from baseball great Joe Torre at a White House event Wednesday highlighting new steps the government is taking to reduce domestic violence.

Obama: 'Nobody should live in fear'updated: Wed Oct 27 2010 21:02:00

President Obama explains what the government is doing to help people who suffer from domestic abuse rebuild their lives.

Domestic abuse survivors share their storiesupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 13:42:00

One in four women is a victim of domestic violence at some point during her life, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Actor and athlete survives abuseupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 13:42:00

Actor and former NFL player Victor Rivers talks about the years of abuse he endured as a child and his activist work.

Keep shelters for abused women openupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 08:03:00

When Sandy Smith's newborn son began showing signs of failure to thrive, her pediatrician started asking questions about what was going on at home.

Domestic violence: How you can helpupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 16:43:00

Domestic abuse crosses all economic, racial, religious, ethnic and age lines. In the United States, an estimated 33 million people have been a victim of domestic violence at some point in their lives, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. INSIDE STORY: Raising Sextuplets Dad's Explosive Fight Before His Arrestupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 09:08:00

Bryan Masche refused to be handcuffed and was threatened with a Taser - then smiled for his mug shot

Wisconsin D.A. in texting scandal retains attorney, on medical leaveupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 12:31:00

The Wisconsin prosecutor at the center of a texting scandal has retained an attorney, and is on medical leave, according to the Calumet County District Attorney's office.

Wisconsin DA says he's not stepping down amid texting controversyupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 21:40:00

A Wisconsin prosecutor apologized Friday for sending personal texts to a domestic abuse victim while prosecuting her former boyfriend, but said he won't step down from office.

Lakers player arrested on domestic violence chargesupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 04:22:00

Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Matt Barnes was arrested Wednesday on domestic violence charges, authorities said.

Prosecutors get evidence in Mel Gibson domestic violence probeupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 20:11:00

Prosecutors are considering whether to bring charges against Mel Gibson in connection with a domestic violence investigation, the Los Angeles district attorney's spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Prosecutor could get Gibson case soonupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 18:04:00

The domestic violence investigation involving Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend should be presented to the district attorney within the next two weeks for a decision on whether to prosecute, a sheriff's spokesman said.

4 in 10 Turkish women beatenupdated: Sun Aug 01 2010 11:28:00

CNN's Ivan Watson reports on appalling levels of domestic abuse against women in Turkey.

In Turkey, the chilling face of domestic abuseupdated: Sun Aug 01 2010 11:28:00

Hamide Yeni is a woman on the hunt.

Home loss leads to job loss for veteran federal air marshalupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 13:34:00

Some people lose their homes because they have lost their jobs.

No. 5's bright future, cut short by family violenceupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 11:36:00

At school, Rajaan Bennett was the senior with the shiny future -- the honors student and star running back who led his Georgia high school team to its first undefeated season.

Report: Gary Coleman arrested for domestic violenceupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 12:25:00

It's been a rocky new year for Gary Coleman. Report: Gary Coleman Arrested for Domestic Assaultupdated: Mon Jan 25 2010 12:15:00

The Diff'rent Strokes star has reportedly been detained by Utah police

CNN Hero: Wynona Wardupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 16:26:00

Wynona Ward started Have Justice Will Travel to help domestic abuse victims in rural Vermont. Charlie Sheen Arrested for Domestic Violenceupdated: Sat Dec 26 2009 21:50:00

The Two and a Half Men star is in jail in Aspen, Colo., after a reported scuffle with his wife, Brooke Mueller Did Courtney Love's Daughter Face Domestic Violence?updated: Thu Dec 24 2009 14:47:00

The term is mentioned in the Frances Bean court file that confirms Love is under a restraining order

Should you dump an ex-abuser?updated: Mon Nov 02 2009 13:08:00

There are dealbreakers and then there are dealbreakers -- and a past history of domestic violence is a dealbreaker on a lot of people's list.

Why I don't feel like dancing to Chris Brown's musicupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 10:47:00

There are 3,626 songs in my music library.

LKL: Chris Brownupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 10:47:00

Larry talks with singer Chris Brown, his mother and attorney about his conviction for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

Official: Violence to some groups of women 'shocking'updated: Mon Oct 19 2009 23:36:00

Fifteen years after passage of the Violence Against Women Act to combat physical abuse of women and girls, domestic violence remains especially acute among Native American and Alaska Native women, Justice officials said Monday. Abuse Victim Robin Givens Says Rihanna Should 'Take Her Time'updated: Fri Oct 09 2009 17:12:00

The actress was only a year older than Rihanna is now when Mike Tyson assaulted her

Democrats vow to ban domestic violence as 'pre-existing condition'updated: Tue Oct 06 2009 16:15:00

Top House Democrats on Tuesday slammed insurers who claim that domestic violence is a pre-existing condition that can be used to deny coverage to battered women.

CNN Heroes: Robina Niazupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 14:01:00

Robina Niaz's non-profit, Turning Point for Women and Families, helps female Muslim domestic violence victims.

Her 'duty' is helping Muslim women heal after abuseupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 14:01:00

Toward the end of her marriage, Rabia Iqbal said she feared for her life.

How to help a friend who's being abusedupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 11:11:00

"Why does she stay?" is the question most often asked when we hear about someone involved in an abusive relationship. Unfortunately, it's also one of the least helpful things you can say to a woman caught up in this cycle.

Lawyers: Abused Turkish woman in hidingupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 02:32:00

Lawyers say the winner of a landmark case that makes governments responsible for protecting women from domestic abuse is living in hiding, terrified that her ex-husband will hunt her down and kill her.

Report: Economic stress adding to teen dating abuseupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 10:01:00

The economy may be taking a toll on teenage dating in America, in an uglier way than you think.

Court: Turkey failed to protect woman in domestic abuse caseupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 14:31:00

In a landmark case, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that Turkish authorities failed to protect a woman from her abusive ex-husband, effectively allowing his pattern of domestic violence to lead to the killing of her mother at gunpoint.

Saudi judge: 'OK to slap wife'updated: Tue May 12 2009 12:35:00

A Saudi judge is raising controversy over comments he made on domestic violence. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports

Commentary: Wife-slapping not OK in Islamupdated: Tue May 12 2009 12:35:00

A judge in Saudi Arabia has said husbands are allowed to slap their wives if they spend lavishly, a Saudi newspaper reported this past weekend. In one fell swoop, the judge debased Islam, vilified the kingdom and disregarded the ideals the Saudi monarch himself embraces.

Saudi judge: It's OK to slap spendthrift wivesupdated: Mon May 11 2009 10:57:00

Husbands are allowed to slap their wives if they spend lavishly, a Saudi judge said recently during a seminar on domestic violence, Saudi media reported Sunday.

Father's troubles emerge in investigation of family's slayingupdated: Sat Apr 18 2009 22:09:00

A Maryland man believed to have shot and stabbed his wife and three young children to death before killing himself with a shotgun was having money problems and left a note saying he suffered from "psychological issues," authorities said.

Keira Knightley TV spot targets domestic violenceupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 23:32:00

Actress Keira Knightley released a violent commercial Thursday highlighting the problem of domestic violence. In the two-minute film, Knightley is beaten by an abusive boyfriend after she arrives home from a day of filming.

Beaten on cameraupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 23:32:00

A.J. Hammer from Showbiz Tonight talks about Keira Knightley's controversial PSA about domestic violence.

Why some women go back to their abusersupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 15:02:00

A middle-of-the-night fight, a surprise pullout from the Grammy Awards, leaked photos, a police investigation -- new pieces of the puzzle of the alleged assault of pop singer Rihanna by her boyfriend Chris Brown have been emerging since early February. Keira Knightley Beat Up in Anti-Violence PSAupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 13:01:00

Domestic abuse "affects one in four women at some point in their lifetime," the actress says

Report: Few states responding to teen dating violenceupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 07:20:00

Only a few states have laws that adequately equip teen victims of dating violence with tools for protection and safety, according to a new report from a watchdog group.

Tyra Banks tells Oprah of her own abuseupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 10:04:00

It's the story that has brought dating violence into the national spotlight. Police responded to a 911 call alleging domestic violence between singers Chris Brown and Rihanna last month.

Abuse victims report long-term poor health, depressionupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 10:58:00

Just days after giving birth to her second child, Dr. Jane Dimer drove herself home from the hospital to find her then-husband in bed with another woman. He threw Dimer down the stairs, and she never saw him again until court. How Could Rihanna Take Back Chris Brown?updated: Wed Mar 04 2009 17:46:00

Experts say battered women usually return to their abuser out of fear, guilt, isolation – and love INSIDE STORY: Could Chris Brown End Up in Jail?updated: Fri Feb 27 2009 18:56:00

Experts discuss what really matters when authorities consider domestic abuse cases

Court: No guns for people guilty of domestic violenceupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 13:43:00

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a federal ban on gun possession for people previously convicted of certain domestic violence misdemeanors. Web Buzzing Over Shocking Photo Reportedly of Rihannaupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 16:59:00

L.A. police launch an internal investigation into the "unauthorized release of a domestic violence photograph"

Photo appears to show bruised Rihanna; police probe leakupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 12:52:00

Los Angeles police have launched an internal investigation to determine who leaked a picture that appears to show a bruised and battered Rihanna.

Commentary: Rihanna may not be aloneupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 22:01:00

For two days, news reports called her "the 20-year old victim" allegedly attacked by R&B singer and dancer Chris Brown in his car early February 8 in Los Angeles, California. Rihanna: How She Can Healupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 17:31:00

Experts explain that victims of domestic violence must learn they are not to blame

Shaquille O'Neal's heroupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 16:02:00

NBA star Shaquille O'Neal's hero is Karen Earl, who helps victims of domestic violence.

Shaquille O'Neal's hero gives abuse victims a way outupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 16:02:00

Volunteering with local law enforcement, Shaquille O'Neal has learned from his peers that domestic violence calls are among the most dangerous for police officers. Jewel Kicks Off Good Cause - with a Kissupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 13:33:00

The "I Do" singer launches a country drive to help end domestic violence Hayden Panettiere's Dad Arrested for Domestic Violence updated: Tue Aug 12 2008 07:08:00

The actress's father allegedly struck her mother after an event hosted by the Heroes star Dennis Rodman Arrested for Domestic Batteryupdated: Thu May 01 2008 13:34:00

The former basketball star allegedly "hit a woman," according to police

Rice: Justice for women must be priorityupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 20:22:00

Greater efforts must be taken to combat the growing trend of violence against women and end the "climate of perpetual fear" they face, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday. Michael McCann: What's next for Moss?updated: Wed Jan 16 2008 22:38:00

A temporary restraining order was issued Monday requiring Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss to stay at least 500 feet from a woman who alleged he committed "battery causing serious injury" to her at her Florida home on Jan. 6.'s Michael McCann answers the key legal questions.

Peterson priest revelationsupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 12:34:00

Before Stacy Peterson vanished, she reportedly told a clergy member that her husband killed his previous wife.

Ramsay: No one should suffer abuse like my mumupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 15:43:00

No child should ever have to live in fear in their own home. A home should be a place where you feel safe and loved; when I was a kid, our home was anything but that.

How to help a friend in needupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 02:11:00

"If there's anything I can do, just let me know." Surely you've said that to someone going through a rough time -- we all have. It's the sort of well-worn, well-meaning phrase that we utter reflexively before hanging up the phone, anxious to do our friendship duty. Aditi Kinkhabwala: MLB needs to take a stand, stop domestic violenceupdated: Thu May 31 2007 04:38:00

Elijah Dukes hit a home run on Wednesday. I suppose I'm expected to be happy he didn't hit a woman. Honestly, I want to know why Dukes gets to hit anything these days.

Profiling plan angers UK Muslimsupdated: Tue Aug 15 2006 04:51:00

The British government is considering a system of passenger profiling that includes checks on travelers' ethnic or religious background, according to media reports.

The other face of domestic violenceupdated: Thu Apr 06 2006 15:32:00

When I met Leo, Paul and Tom at a domestic violence shelter here in Sarasota, Florida, it was hard to believe the three men's story: that they were victims of physical abuse at the hands of their female partners.

Young women form anti-abuse groupupdated: Wed Feb 08 2006 15:39:00

So your teenage daughter has a boyfriend. Is it love? Look closely, because young girls are increasingly becoming victims of abuse, starting as early as junior high school.

Then & Now: Denise Brownupdated: Mon Jun 06 2005 09:30:00

Ten years ago, Denise Brown was a fixture on television news, discussing the killing of her sister Nicole Brown Simpson, whose ex-husband, former football star O.J. Simpson, was standing trial for Nicole's murder.

Trial opens for woman who lived a year with husband's corpseupdated: Wed Apr 21 2004 10:56:00

When Scott Shanahan disappeared one summer day in 2002, leaving his pregnant wife Dixie and their two kids behind, no one in Defiance, Iowa, seemed to give it much thought.

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