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What You Probably Don’t Know About Domestic Violence and Abuse (VIDEO)

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 09:02 GMT // 0 Comments

Ilene, 20, says her boyfriend, Matt, constantly accuses her of cheating on him, insults her appearance, calls her despicable names, and threatens to take their son and leave her homeless. Watch as Robin McGraw, Dr. Phil’s wife who’s a leading advocate of domestic violence awareness, says: “A lot of people think that domestic violence is […]

Hong Kong housewife jailed for six years for abusing young Indonesian maid

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 04:51 GMT // 0 Comments

Earlier this month, Law Wan-tung, a 44-year-old mother of two, was found guilty of 18 of 20 charges, including the most serious crime of grievous bodily harm. The court heard Law regularly beat 23-year-old Erwiana Sulistyaningsih with mop handles, coat hangers and, on at least one occasion, shoved a rod from a vacuum cleaner into […]

Hong Kong housewife jailed for six years for abusing young Indonesian maid

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 04:51 GMT // 0 Comments

A Hong Kong housewife has been sentenced to six years in prison for abusing a young Indonesian worker she kept prisoner in her home. Earlier this month, Law Wan-tung, a 44-year-old mother of two, was found guilty of 18 of 20 charges, including the most serious crime of grievous bodily harm. The court heard Law […]

Indonesian Maid Speaks Out About Abuse in Hong Kong

by The New York Times // February 24, 2015 // Updated 08:44 GMT // 0 Comments

Among the hundreds of shoppers there on a typical evening are the many Indonesian domestic servants — euphemistically called “helpers” — who share the tiny apartments with local families in the 10 grim, gray, Soviet-style towers. For eight months, one of those Indonesian servants, Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, lived on the 38th floor in one of Beverly […]

Surprisingly, a Voluntary Climate Treaty Could Actually Work

by The New York Times // February 14, 2015 // Updated 07:30 GMT // 0 Comments

Follow Us: Get the Upshot in your Inbox A polluted day in Beijing last month, with Tiananmen Square obscured by smog. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters) FEB. 13, 2015 Economic View – If history is a guide, whether this treaty’s goals are met will depend on the extent to which countries make mitigation of climate change a domestic […]

Ray Rice Apologizes To City Of Baltimore: ‘There Is No Excuse For Domestic Violence’

by The Huffington Post // February 13, 2015 // Updated 15:29 GMT // 0 Comments

Former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice issued an apology to the city of Baltimore on Friday in which he asked for forgiveness and said he plans to raise awareness about the nation’s domestic violence crisis in the future. ASSOCIATED PRESS In a statement provided exclusively to The Baltimore Sun, Rice spoke specifically to “the kids […]

Hong Kong Court Convicts Employer in Abuse of Domestic Worker

by The New York Times // February 10, 2015 // Updated 07:57 GMT // 0 Comments

HONG KONG — She claimed that her employer kicked her and beat her with a vacuum cleaner rod. She said that she was given only one bottle of water a day to minimize toilet breaks, was forced to sleep on the floor and became emaciated for lack of food. Supporters of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, a domestic […]

No More, The NFL’s Domestic Violence Partner, Is A Sham

by The Huffington Post // February 6, 2015 // Updated 16:10 GMT // 0 Comments

The brands have spoken, and they want you to know that domestic violence and sexual assault are bad. In fact, the brands not only think they’re bad, but have a theory as to why they persist: the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault don’t have a strong enough brand. So, to help get America […]

Not Into ‘Fifty Shades’? Grassroots Campaign Says Donate $50 To Women’s Shelter Instead

by The Huffington Post // February 5, 2015 // Updated 19:41 GMT // 0 Comments

Christian Grey may lure millions of moviegoers into theaters on Valentine’s Day, but not everyone’s a fan of the fictional billionaire and the story he’s helping to tell.CORAL GABLES, FL – APRIL 29: A general view of atmosphere as E.L.James greets fans and signs copies of her book ‘Fifty Shades Of Gray’ at Books and […]

Obama Meets With American Muslim Leaders

by The Huffington Post // February 5, 2015 // Updated 14:12 GMT // 0 Comments

www.bloomberg.com: (Bloomberg) — The Obama administration is reaching out to American Muslim leaders as it tries to stem extremism in the U.S. while heading off a domestic backlash against mainstream Islam over atrocities committed by Islamic State.WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 04: U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) | […]

Florida Man Tried To Circumcise Nephew: Cops

by The Huffington Post // February 2, 2015 // Updated 14:02 GMT // 0 Comments

Police in Florida say a 24-year-old man is accused of aggravated domestic battery after trying to circumcise his 20-month-old nephew. –Larry Leroy Floyd | Larry Leroy Floyd Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/

Michael Trudeau Bit Girlfriend’s Ear, Beheaded Her Cat: Police

by The Huffington Post // January 30, 2015 // Updated 20:26 GMT // 0 Comments

A Minnesota man is in jail on $1 million bail after allegedly biting off his girlfriend’s ear and then beheading her cat. Michael Trudeau, 51, was arrested Sunday, after police in Chaska responded to a domestic abuse charge at an apartment complex, CBS Minnesota reports. – He was previously sentenced to two years probation in […]

9 Warning Signs You Are In An Abusive Relationship (VIDEO)

by The Huffington Post // January 28, 2015 // Updated 08:20 GMT // 0 Comments

Romina, a teen who created an online video, gained national attention when she said: “If your boyfriend hits you or beats you up, stay with him. He loves you.” Now, she sits down with Dr. Phil to set the record straight on why she feels she was misunderstood. Dr. Phil, who is outraged that she […]

This Chilling PSA Will Be The First To Ever Address Domestic Violence During The Super Bowl

by The Huffington Post // January 27, 2015 // Updated 21:54 GMT // 0 Comments

This Sunday, for the first time ever, the National Football League will run a PSA during the Super Bowl that directly addresses the country’s domestic violence and sexual assault crises. The PSA was created by the advertising firm Grey New York for the NFL and No More, a five-year-old coalition of groups dedicated to fighting […]

Sports Illustrated Will Run Edgy Domestic Violence Ad Ahead Of Super Bowl

by The Huffington Post // January 25, 2015 // Updated 17:57 GMT // 0 Comments

After initially rejecting an edgy advertisement about domestic violence in the National Football League, Sports Illustrated magazine has decided to run the ad on its website Thursday, just a few days before the Super Bowl. The ad, created by the progressive advocacy group Ultraviolet, includes a dramatic video of a uniformed football player tackling a […]

Martha Stewart’s Genius Guide To Making Every Type Of Chocolate Chip Cookie

by The Huffington Post // January 21, 2015 // Updated 12:00 GMT // 0 Comments

Martha Stewart has been full of surprises lately. She dares to say what everyone else is thinking about Gwyneth Paltrow, she’s admitted that she knows how to roll her own joints and the woman even owns and operates her own personal drone. Also, shockingly, the domestic goddess is seemingly incapable of tweeting a food photo […]

Snyder bucks NRA, vetoes gun bill

by CNN // January 15, 2015 // Updated 21:33 GMT // 0 Comments

Giffords, Obama embrace on shooting anniversary The measure would have overhauled Michigan’s concealed permit applications in a way that would have allowed people who faced restraining orders as a result of domestic violence or stalking allegations to obtain guns, as long as their orders didn’t specifically restrict their access to firearms. – It’s unclear what […]

Mueller: No evidence NFL saw Rice video, but should have probed

by CNN // January 9, 2015 // Updated 01:55 GMT // 0 Comments

The report wraps up an inquiry by former FBI Director Robert Mueller into how the NFL initially investigated the then-Baltimore Ravens running back’s attack on Janay Palmer last February at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. “We concluded there was substantial information about the incident — even without the in-elevator video — indicating the […]

Zhou Yongkang: From apex of power to caged ‘tiger’ in China

by CNN // December 6, 2014 // Updated 05:42 GMT // 0 Comments

At the height of his power, Zhou Yongkang controlled police forces, spy agencies, court systems and prosecution offices across Chinaand the domestic security czar wasn’t shy in deploying his vast assets to crush dissent and unrest in the name of “preserving social stability.” During his reign before retiring in 2012, as worsening income inequality and […]