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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 […]

These Middle Schoolers Are Out To Educate The World About Teen Dating Violence

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 20:14 GMT // 0 Comments

What started out as a school project about teen dating violence quickly turned into something much larger for six Texas students. The girls, who are in sixth, seventh and eighth grades, chose the topic for the outreach program Destination Imagination, Jezebel reports. Although they haven’t started dating yet, the students have heard enough stories — […]

Violence At Rikers Island Jail Leaves 7 Guards Injured

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 17:00 GMT // 0 Comments

A brawl among more than a dozen inmates at a New York City jail plagued by violence has left seven correctional officers injured. On Friday morning, 14 inmates began fighting in a classroom at Rikers Island, a facility dogged by complaints of mistreatment of inmates. Jail officials quickly ended the fight after using “chemical agents” […]

Georgia sheriff, deputy shot during domestic violence call

by CNN // February 23, 2015 // Updated 05:45 GMT // 0 Comments

The pair responded to a domestic violence call when the shooter fired at them, said Sherry Lang with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The shooter then fled and was later found dead, CNN affiliate WXIA reported.

Police among dead, wounded in blast at Kharkiv, Ukraine, rally

by CNN // February 22, 2015 // Updated 16:55 GMT // 0 Comments

Four people belonging to a group that received training in Belgorod, Russia, have been arrested, Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov of Ukraine’s National Defense and Security Council said on his website. A gun was also confiscated. Though there were reports that someone threw an explosive device from a vehicle, the blast appeared to be caused by a […]

Armed groups raid South Sudan school, abduct 89 children, U.N. says

by CNN // February 21, 2015 // Updated 11:19 GMT // 0 Comments

The abduction occurred near Malakal, where thousands of people have taken refuge following months of violence in the nation. Kidnappers gathered around a community and conducted house-to-house searches, according to the U.N. children’s agency. It said boys over age 12 were taken away by force. – Since the split, the nation has battled various setbacks, […]

Activists Trying to Draw Attention to Killings in Syria Turn to ISIS Tactic: Shock Value

by The New York Times // February 20, 2015 // Updated 10:08 GMT // 0 Comments

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The killings have been both deliberately lurid and strangely intimate. Designed for broadcast, they have helped the Islamic State militant group build a brand of violence that shocks with its extreme brutality, yet feels as close to viewers as the family images on their smartphones. In an effort to bring attention to […]

Inside the ghost town that holds the key to Ukraine conflict

by CNN // February 18, 2015 // Updated 14:26 GMT // 0 Comments

In driving snow and frigid temperatures, one Ukrainian fighter on a tank leaving the besieged town of Debaltseve described it as “a one-way street to the grave.” The surrounding roads are littered with the wreckage of what were once Ukrainian military positions, an obliterated checkpoint, the remains of people in an armed personnel carrier hit […]

Modi Condemns Religious Violence in India

by The New York Times // February 17, 2015 // Updated 16:41 GMT // 0 Comments

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India said on Tuesday that his government would not “accept violence against any religion, on any pretext” and that it would take forceful steps to prevent and prosecute such crimes, in a speech widely interpreted as a response to a series of attacks on Roman Catholic churches […]

Why St. Louis Should Move To Illinois

by The Huffington Post // February 17, 2015 // Updated 16:28 GMT // 0 Comments

The great city of St. Louis has a major problem with gun violence. Even as homicide rates have continued to decline elsewhere in the country, they have surged in St. Louis, which last year saw a 33 percent rise in killing, to 159 in a city of 318,000. (Note: this does not include the death […]

Religion’s week from hell

by CNN // February 16, 2015 // Updated 19:26 GMT // 0 Comments

The causes of violence are complex, and reducing them to talking points only adds to the problem, scholars say. But if you want to rally troops to your side, few tools are more powerful than religion, said Michael Jerryson, co-editor of “The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence.” “If you can turn a battle into […]

Cartoonist survives Copenhagen attack: ‘They threw me in a storage room’

by CNN // February 15, 2015 // Updated 21:50 GMT // 0 Comments

Lars Vilks is no stranger to threats. The Swedish cartoonist is on an al Qaeda hit list and travels everywhere with bodyguards at his side. He’s survived previous attempts on his life. But Vilks said the shooting at a free speech forum at a Copenhagen cafe was the worst. At the Saturday event, France’s ambassador […]

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 […]

Boko Haram Launches First Attack on Chadian Village

by The New York Times // February 13, 2015 // Updated 11:37 GMT // 0 Comments

MOUNDOU, Chad — Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a village on the shore of Lake Chad early Friday, marking the first such violence against the neighbor contributing the most military might to the regional fight against the Nigeria-based terror group. – Larson reported from Dakar, Senegal.

Reeva Steenkamp: Model and law graduate with ‘wicked’ sense of humor

by CNN // February 11, 2015 // Updated 22:15 GMT // 0 Comments

Four days after she posted that message, neither did she. The 29-year-old model was shot dead by her boyfriend at his house in Pretoria. She died on Valentine’s Day last year. Who is “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius? Her boyfriend, Olympian Oscar Pistorius, 27, has been convicted of culpable homicide, the South African term for unintentionally […]

Atheists React To Chapel Hill Shooting Of Muslim Family Members

by The Huffington Post // February 11, 2015 // Updated 20:57 GMT // 0 Comments

The fatal shooting Tuesday of three members of a Muslim family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has prompted condemnation and calls for introspection and compassion from prominent atheists and atheist groups after reports surfaced Wednesday associating the shooter with such beliefs. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, was charged Wednesday in the deaths of Deah Shaddy Barakat, […]

Doris Salcedo, Whose Art Honors Lives Lost, Gets a Retrospective in Chicago

by The New York Times // February 11, 2015 // Updated 20:46 GMT // 0 Comments

CHICAGO — When the elevators at the Museum of Contemporary Art here stop on the fourth floor, they usually open on a large, airy lobby with a view of Michigan Avenue. These days, they open onto a vast art installation by the Colombian sculptor Doris Salcedo that evokes a mass grave. Doris Salcedo’s “Noviembre 6 […]

Indian Comic Book Superhero Who Survived Rape Fights Stigma, Gets UN Women On Her Side

by The Huffington Post // February 10, 2015 // Updated 16:39 GMT // 0 Comments

After a harrowing New Delhi gang rape in 2012, a police officer told Ram Devineni that “no good girl walks home at night.” In that moment, the Indian-American filmmaker vowed to find a way to shake authorities, and other indifferent members of society, into fighting back against such rampant violence against women.Courtesy of Ram Devineni […]

It didn’t work before. So why is Ukraine seeking a new peace deal?

by CNN // February 10, 2015 // Updated 14:00 GMT // 0 Comments

It didn’t work. The deal was signed, but the violence has only worsened since then, so on Wednesday, Ukraine and its Western allies will sit down once again with Russia in Minsk to try to stop the violence. No one seems hopeful, not even the European leaders who are pushing the combatants to talk. “There […]

Ukraine: Everything you need to know about how we got here

by CNN // February 10, 2015 // Updated 11:56 GMT // 0 Comments

Protests begin in Kiev … November 21, 2013: After a year of insisting he would sign a landmark political and trade deal with the European Union, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych suspends talks in the face of opposition from Russia, which has long opposed Ukraine forming closer ties with the EU. Tens of thousands of protesters […]

Threats And Targeted Intimidation Against Abortion Clinic Staff Have Significantly Increased Since 2010

by The Huffington Post // February 9, 2015 // Updated 18:19 GMT // 0 Comments

Life for abortion clinic staff has become increasingly dangerous since 2010. Published in October 2014, the Feminist Majority Foundation’s 2014 National Clinic Violence survey found that abortion clinic doctors and nurses reported higher instances of intimidation tactics and stalking than in prior years. The research included 242 abortion providers nationwide, with participants such as Planned […]

Deadly Egypt Soccer Violence Revives Scrutiny Of Police

by The Huffington Post // February 9, 2015 // Updated 14:15 GMT // 0 Comments

The killing of more than 20 soccer fans outside a Cairo stadium in a melee with security forces has revived scrutiny of police tactics in Egypt less than a month after a woman was shot dead during the dispersal of a peaceful protest marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.Egyptian riot policemen secure a street […]

UN Alarmed At Rising Attacks Against Schoolgirls Worldwide

by The Huffington Post // February 9, 2015 // Updated 14:02 GMT // 0 Comments

Girls in at least 70 countries have faced threats, violent attacks and other abuse for trying to go to school over the past five years, the U.N. human rights office said Monday.A creation on display, symbolizing the hundreds of girls abducted from the Government Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria, during inauguration ceremony, at Place de […]

Prosecutors: 22 People Killed in Egyptian Soccer Match Riot

by The New York Times // February 8, 2015 // Updated 21:20 GMT // 0 Comments

CAIRO — A riot broke out Sunday night outside of a major soccer game in Egypt, with a stampede and fighting between police and fans killing at least 22 people, authorities said. The riot, only three years after similar violence killed 74 people, began ahead of a match between Egyptian Premier League clubs Zamalek and […]

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 […]

Tim Kaine, Claire McCaskill Bill Would Require Sexual Assault Education In Public High Schools

by The Huffington Post // February 3, 2015 // Updated 23:23 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — As universities and colleges face heightened scrutiny over their handling of campus rape, two Democratic senators want high schoolers to be required to learn about sexual assault.Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) questions witnesses about military equipment given to local law enforcement departments by the federal government during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs […]

Moving Low-Income Families To Rich, White Neighborhoods Is Proven Way To End Poverty

by The Huffington Post // February 3, 2015 // Updated 20:39 GMT // 0 Comments

Like many mothers raising children in Chicago’s housing projects in the 1990s and 2000s, Seitia Harris was afraid of the drugs and violence that were pervasive in the neighborhood where she lived, Altgeld Gardens on the city’s South Side. She made sure to provide her three children with every opportunity she could, taking them to […]

Police need to get mental health

by CNN // February 3, 2015 // Updated 14:21 GMT // 0 Comments

On the surveillance video that the department released, you can see the moment in which Coignard decides to die. She raises her knife and charged at Derr, who shoots, as does one of the other officers. The third officer deploys a TASER, but by then it was too late. She lies on the floor for […]

Ukraine peace talks begin in Minsk as fighting continues

by CNN // January 31, 2015 // Updated 16:26 GMT // 0 Comments

At the meeting are representatives of the Ukrainian government, Russian government and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, as well as representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Deinego, according to Ukraine’s national news agency, Ukrinform. Michael Bociurkiw, spokesman for the OSCE’s special mission in […]

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