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.
Florida Republican Sandy Adams' personal story could help the GOP in its efforts to woo women voters.
The House of Representatives passed the Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act on Wednesday, despite strong opposition from Democrats.
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.
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 .
Rep. Gwen Moore explains why she told her personal story of rape and abuse on the House floor.
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.
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 goes on a Twitter tirade after his Grammy win. HLN's A.J. Hammer has more
San Francisco's new sheriff is facing misdemeanor charges over an alleged domestic abuse incident on New Year's Eve, authorities said.
Actress Lindsay Lohan's father was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police in Tampa, Florida, said Tuesday.
Michael Lohan says that his daughter needs a "hard core" program to help her recover from her addiction.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Lindsay's dad is held on $200,000 bail after an alleged argument with a female friend
The reality TV star will be behind bars for 24 hours on domestic battery charges
Amber Portwood, who fought with former fiancÃ© Gary Shirley on the MTV show, faces three felony charges
The singer, convicted of assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, says he's learned from his mistakes
CNN's Alina Cho speaks to Halle Berry about her volunteerism at Jenesse Center, a shelter for domestic violence victims.
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 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."
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.
President Obama explains what the government is doing to help people who suffer from domestic abuse rebuild their lives.
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 former NFL player Victor Rivers talks about the years of abuse he endured as a child and his activist work.
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 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.
Bryan Masche refused to be handcuffed and was threatened with a Taser - then smiled for his mug shot
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.
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.
Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Matt Barnes was arrested Wednesday on domestic violence charges, authorities said.
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.
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.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on appalling levels of domestic abuse against women in Turkey.
Hamide Yeni is a woman on the hunt.
Some people lose their homes because they have lost their jobs.
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.
It's been a rocky new year for Gary Coleman.
The Diff'rent Strokes star has reportedly been detained by Utah police
Wynona Ward started Have Justice Will Travel to help domestic abuse victims in rural Vermont.
The Two and a Half Men star is in jail in Aspen, Colo., after a reported scuffle with his wife, Brooke Mueller
The term is mentioned in the Frances Bean court file that confirms Love is under a restraining order
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.
There are 3,626 songs in my music library.
Larry talks with singer Chris Brown, his mother and attorney about his conviction for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
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.
The actress was only a year older than Rihanna is now when Mike Tyson assaulted her
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.
Robina Niaz's non-profit, Turning Point for Women and Families, helps female Muslim domestic violence victims.
Toward the end of her marriage, Rabia Iqbal said she feared for her life.
"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 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.
The economy may be taking a toll on teenage dating in America, in an uglier way than you think.
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.
A Saudi judge is raising controversy over comments he made on domestic violence. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports
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.
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.
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.
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.
A.J. Hammer from Showbiz Tonight talks about Keira Knightley's controversial PSA about domestic violence.
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.
Domestic abuse "affects one in four women at some point in their lifetime," the actress says
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.
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.
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.
Experts say battered women usually return to their abuser out of fear, guilt, isolation – and love
Experts discuss what really matters when authorities consider domestic abuse cases
The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a federal ban on gun possession for people previously convicted of certain domestic violence misdemeanors.
L.A. police launch an internal investigation into the "unauthorized release of a domestic violence photograph"
Los Angeles police have launched an internal investigation to determine who leaked a picture that appears to show a bruised and battered Rihanna.
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.
Experts explain that victims of domestic violence must learn they are not to blame
NBA star Shaquille O'Neal's hero is Karen Earl, who helps victims of domestic violence.
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.
The "I Do" singer launches a country drive to help end domestic violence
The actress's father allegedly struck her mother after an event hosted by the Heroes star
The former basketball star allegedly "hit a woman," according to police
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.
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. SI.com's Michael McCann answers the key legal questions.
Before Stacy Peterson vanished, she reportedly told a clergy member that her husband killed his previous wife.
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.
"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.
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.
The British government is considering a system of passenger profiling that includes checks on travelers' ethnic or religious background, according to media reports.
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.
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.
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.
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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