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1 hr ago | WCNC-TV Charlotte

Meredith Vieira reveals history of domestic violenceMeredith Vieira...

The topic of domestic violence has dominated headlines in the past few weeks because of the controversy surrounding NFLer Ray Rice and his wife, Janay. Now, Meredith Vieira has joined the conversation by revealing her own shocking history with abuse.

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3 hrs ago | Times-series.co.uk

Jamelia 'scarred' by domestic abuse

Jamelia said she was punched in the face and at one stage her partner hit her while she was breastfeeding Singer and broadcaster Jamelia has said the mental scars of domestic abuse will be with her forever, as she tried to persuade women in similar situations to seek help. She told viewers of ITV's afternoon show Loose Women, for which she is a regular panellist, that she was punched in the face and her partner hit her while she was breastfeeding her daughter.

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6 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

Police: Tenn. father forced teen to drink alcohol

Police say an East Tennessee father forced his son to drink alcohol until he passed out as a punishment after he caught the 15-year-old drinking. WBIR-TV reports Sweetwater police have charged 35-year-old Mark Allen Hughes with aggravated child abuse and neglect and with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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10 hrs ago | WVEC-TV Norfolk

Deadly domestic violence focus of Va. conference

Deadly domestic violence is the focus of a conference in Williamsburg that will bring together law enforcement officials and advocates for victims of domestic abuse. The conference begins Wednesday and runs through Friday.

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14 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

In this Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 photo, Michael Eisenberg, sits on the customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" at the Profiles in History auction house in Calabasas, Calif.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Woman in wildfire's path lost almost everything

16, 2014, that was destroyed by the Boles Fire, in Weed, Calif. Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke.

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The Fresno Bee

Wisconsin DOJ never launched GPS program

Republican Gov. Scott Walker's 2013-15 state budget proposal called for providing $3 million for DOJ-issued grants to local police and government units to cover GPS tracking for people subject to domestic abuse and harassment restraining orders. The plan got a cool reception from Republicans on the Legislature's powerful budget committee, however.

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WNDH-FM Napoleon

Kerry Washington Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence

Especially important in light of the Ray Rice controversy and the current state of the NFL, domestic violence is the hot button topic on everyone's mind in the US. But for Kerry Washington, this issue is always salient and in need of awareness.

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Gainsborough Today

Rotherham: Wright says he quit to ensure focus was solely on the victims and not on him

Shaun Wright said he quit as South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner to focus attention off him and on to the victims of the Rotherham child abuse scandal. In a statement, he said: "My role has clearly become prominent in terms of public opinion and media coverage following the publication of Professor Alexis Jay's report.

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Detroit News

Michigan mother pleads guilty in baby's death

The Alpena News reports 18-year-old Kirsten Richardson accepted a plea deal Monday. She admitted to a third-degree child abuse charge, which prosecutors reduced from a second-degree charge in the agreement.

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Examiner.com

Palm Beach County man facing charges of aggravated child abuse

Child abuse is a growing epidemic around the globe. Statistics show a child is abused every 10 seconds and 5 children die each day due to abuse or neglect.

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Related Topix: Law, Palm Beach County, FL, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Boca Raton, FL

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Once Abused, College Women Susceptible to More Attacks

Even before the Rice incident became a huge national story, Dr. Kathleen Parks of the University of Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions conducted a five-year study on coeds who were physically or sexually abused and whether the experience caused them to drink more and as a result, increased their risk of future abuse. Parks said that of the nearly one thousand college-aged women who suffered intimate partner violence, many were victimized the next year and often turned to alcohol as a way to cope.

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Deseret News

Ogden couple killed in murder-suicide identified

A popular educator with the Weber State University School of Nursing was killed by her estranged husband in a domestic violence-related murder-suicide on Friday. Richard Candland, 52, shot and killed his estranged wife, 50-year-old Cynthia Candland, at her home, 548 N. Eccles Ave., said Ogden Police Lt.

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Cybercast News Service

Revamped 'View' begins its daytime run

Daytime's "The View" revealed its latest makeover Monday, opening the post-Barbara Walters era with a new set, new boss, mostly new team and a promise to be provocative again. Whoopi Goldberg is the only holdover on the daytime chatfest, which has faded in recent years as competitors sought to improve on its ensemble format.

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Squamish Chief

NewsAlert: Vikings reinstate Peterson after child abuse charges

The Minnesota Vikings are reinstating Adrian Peterson this week after he was charged with child abuse and say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf made the announcement Monday, one day Peterson was benched during a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots after he was charged for striking his four-year-old son with a tree branch this summer.

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WITN

NFL: Domestic violence experts added as advisers

Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will "help lead and shape the NFL's policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault." Friel was the head of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit in the New York County District Attorney's Office for more than a decade.

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The Argus

Child abuse doctor - more victims?

There are likely to be more victims of a children's doctor who has pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences against boys as young as eight in his care , police have warned. Dr Myles Bradbury carried out examinations on children "purely for his own sexual gratification" and with no medical justification whatsoever.

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ABC News

Washington Talks Domestic Violence, Motherhood

In this Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 photo, actress Kerry Washington poses for a portrait in Los Angeles.

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Star-Telegram.com

Washington talks domestic violence, motherhood

In fact, it was the day before news outlets were looping security-camera images of the NFL running back punching out his then-fiancé Janay Palmer, that the "Scandal" actress was filming a public service announcement about a rarely discussed component of domestic violence known a financial abuse. "For many, many of those cases - 98 percent of those cases - the financial abuse is what keeps a woman trapped," Washington said.

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WSB-TV

Washington talks domestic violence, motherhood

In this Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 photo, actress Kerry Washington poses for a portrait in Los Angeles.

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