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  • 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...
  • NFL partners with National Domestic Violence Hotline

    NFL partners with National Domestic Violence Hotline
    The NFL has teamed up with the National Domestic Violence Hotline to provide “much-needed resources” to the organization in order to help women who have been abused. A hotline spokesperson told ESPN.com that the commitment was a “...
  • Former White House staffer hired to represent NFL in Washington

    The NFL on Tuesday announced the hiring of Cynthia C. Hogan, a former White House official who worked with the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Violence Against Women Act, which became law 20 years ago. Hogan, longtime counsel to Vice President Joe...
  • Mohammed Khaku: In wake of Ray Rice video, community must address domestic violence

    Mohammed Khaku: In wake of Ray Rice video, community must address domestic violence
    In the wake of the TMZ video of Ray Rice slugging his now-wife in a casino elevator, the Baltimore Ravens terminating his contract and the NFL giving him an indefinite suspension were appropriate. Rice possibly losing his career will bring light to the...
  • Domestic violence deserves attention year round [Commentary]

    Domestic violence deserves attention year round [Commentary]
    While most of us were sitting safely in our homes or offices this week watching the news and social media coverage of the announcements by the Ravens and the NFL, hundreds of women in Maryland were walking into courthouses, domestic violence advocates'...
  • Female senators urge Goodell to adopt zero-tolerance domestic violence policy

    Female senators urge Goodell to adopt zero-tolerance domestic violence policy
    Sixteen female senators have sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell requesting that the NFL adopt a zero-tolerance policy against domestic violence. Goodell recently instituted a policy with a six-game suspension for first-time domestic...
  • Congress members demand 'transparency' from Roger Goodell in Ray Rice investigation

    Congress has spoken. Twelve members of the House of Representative Judiciary Committed issued a demand in a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, strongly requesting that the league exercise transparency regarding the Ray Rice domestic violence...
  • If not Hillary, how about Joe? [Commentary]

    If not Hillary, how about Joe? [Commentary]
    What if Hillary Clinton doesn't seek the presidency in 2016? Waiting patiently and noncommittally in the wings is Vice President Joe Biden. He might well be reluctant to take her on, considering the powerhouse she has become, with an army of...
  • If Hillary doesn't run, why not Joe?

    WASHINGTON --That Hillary Clinton will seek the presidency in 2016 is now widely taken as a given. Certainly she has given every sign of it, short of saying "Yes." But what if she doesn't? Waiting patiently and noncommittally in the wings is Vice...
  • Congress should stand up for the world's women

    Bravo to The Times editorial board for speaking truth to power on violence against women globally. It's nothing short of inexcusable that Congress has yet to pass the International Violence Against Women Act. ("Want to help protect women worldwide?...
  • George Will's head-in-the-sand take on college sexual assault

    George Will's head-in-the-sand take on college sexual assault
    On a summer evening in 1984, conservative columnist George Will attended a Bruce Springsteen concert, where he heard “Born in the U.S.A.,” Springsteen’s scathing critique of the Vietnam War. Will, who stuffed his ears with cotton balls...