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  • Special Report: U.S. visa program for crime victims is hit-or-miss prospect

    (Reuters) - It was the week of Chinese New Year, and Jian Zhen Huang was climbing her sister's doorstep in Brooklyn with cups and other supplies for the celebration inside. Suddenly, a young man grabbed her, punched her in the face several times, knocked her down to the pavement and stole her phone.
  • HBO stays on the case of intimate violence after others move on

    HBO stays on the case of intimate violence after others move on
    Where has all the media concern for victims of domestic violence gone? That's what I was thinking last week as I looked at TV lineups in vain for featured reports, stories or episodes of series about domestic abuse. And then I found the HBO documentary,...

    How one vulnerable Republican responds to the 'war on women'�

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. It took Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis 16 hours to travel from western Wyoming last Friday to the Florida Panhandle to campaign for her embattled colleague, Rep. Steve Southerland II. Like other women in her conference, she is...

    Penn State: Sexual assaults down at University Park

    Penn State: Sexual assaults down at University Park
    While Penn State is dealing with several sexual assault allegations — on and off campus — from last weekend, a new report points to an overall decline in those incidents. The university released the 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety...

    Domestic abuse is a challenge for states

    WASHINGTON A woman is being beaten by her husband. The police arrive, but they don't speak the wife's language. So her husband, who does speak English, translates. He blames her, and she is arrested. Or perhaps she's an American Indian, but her partner...