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Ex-outfielder Darryl Hamilton dead in apparent murder-suicide

Houston - Former major leaguer Darryl Hamilton, an analyst for the MLB television network, was killed Sunday in what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Charges dropped against former Ravens RB Ray Rice

Atlantic City - National Football League star Ray Rice will not face felony charges for hitting his then-fiance so hard in the face that he knocked her unconscious in a casino elevator last February.

Ex-GOP official blames violence against wife on cough medicine

A former high-ranking GOP official in South Carolina is drawing attention to himself after blaming his violence toward his wife on cough syrup. He said the medicine made him behave "crazy," but his wife says it's not the first time.

Review: According to study, world less violent than ever

The world is safer and less violent now than ever in human history? What are these crackpot elitist university professors smoking? As it turns out, facts.

Op-Ed: Grand Theft Auto V removed from retailer due to guilt and slander

Sexual violence is an ugly aspect of our society that has a lasting impact on the victims. It's an issue that needs to be addressed in society and taken seriously by the criminal justice system.

Op-Ed: Gender war over Hope Solo assault hurts everyone, helps nobody

In the aftermath of the Ray Rice debacle the blogosphere has exploded anew amid allegations that women's soccer star Hope Solo has unfairly benefited from a double standard that supposedly overlooks and downplays female violence.

Op-Ed: 'Furor' in NFL over domestic violence is pathetic

New York City - So much is wrong with what has happened and is happening in the National Football League regarding domestic violence, it's hard to know where to begin to discuss the matter.

Op-Ed: CBS sportscaster challenges men, demands end to domestic violence

Baltimore - During Thursday's pregame broadcast before the Baltimore Ravens played the Pittsburgh Steelers, a CBS sportscaster made an impassioned plea to men challenging them to "do something" about domestic violence.

Op-Ed: Sports body says convicted killer Pistorius can run

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius has been a huge money-maker for the Paralympic Games and the group wasted no time in declaring him fit to run despite his conviction for manslaughter in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Op-Ed: The NFL's cheats, lies and videotape: Ray Rice saga continues

Atlantic City - Despite NFL claims that requests for security footage of the altercation between Ray Rice and his then-fiancee were denied, a 12-second voice message recording shows the league received the footage five months ago.

Janay Rice plea for privacy reveals troubling complexity of abuse

TMZ has released new surveillance footage of NFL star Ray Rice punching his fiancee and knocking her unconscious. While outrage against the football player grows, Janay Rice is protesting his being dropped by the Ravens and banned by the NFL.

Ray Rice suspended indefinitely by NFL following video-release

Baltimore - Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice, has been suspended definitely by the NFL following the release of a security video that clearly shows him assaulting his then-fiancee now wife, Janay Palmer, in Atlantic City.

NFL's domestic violence policy focus of week one spotlight

San Francisco - Before the NFL kicks off week 1 of the 2014 season, Commissioner Roger Goodell finds himself answering questions about the league's handling of domestic violence incidents instead of focusing on the upcoming season.

NFL's Ray Rice allegedly beat fiancée and is now suspended

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has reportedly been suspended for two games after accusations that he beat his former fiancée Janay Palmer unconscious and dragged her out of an elevator.

Child bride who killed allegedly abusive husband to be executed

Tehran - Razieh Ebrahimi is scheduled to be executed after she shot her husband in the head while he was sleeping. She claims she suffered years of mental and physical abuse at the hands of the man she was forced to marry.

Op-Ed: Subreddit on beating women shut down

Most of our readers and Digital Journalists would not stomach a site that advocates violence against women. Unfortunately one sub-sector of the site Reddit approved of and applauded violence against women until a recent shutdown.

Houston woman convicted of killing boyfriend with stiletto shoe

Houston - A woman was found guilty of killing her boyfriend by stabbing him at least 25 times with the heel of her nine-inch stiletto shoe. The 45-year-old defendant had claimed she was acting in self defence.

Man hits girlfriend with his anger management book during dispute

Spartanburg - A Spartanburg County man and his girlfriend were arrested following a fight that resulted in him hitting her with an anger management book and her cutting his arm with a box cutter.

Michigan woman charged with biting boyfriend's ear off

Macomb - A Michigan woman is behind bars after being arrested Saturday for allegedly biting part of her boyfriend's ear off during a heated domestic dispute.

UK pulls Pistorius betting ad; offers 'money back' if not guilty

London - After receiving a record number of complaints, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has been ordered to remove a controversial Oscar Pistorius betting ad which offered customers "money back if he walks."

Op-Ed: Women and Children Under Siege

The women and children of America are under siege. Domestic violence, sexual assault, child trafficking and pornography are virulent epidemics. This is not a position piece on Roe v. Wade - it is a call to action against this war on our women and children

No beer? Prepare to face the wrath of the ceramic squirrel!

North Charleston - A South Carolina woman allegedly beat and stabbed her husband with a ceramic squirrel after he failed to return home with a pack of beer on Christmas Day.

Evicted Illinois woman sets lethal booby traps for ex-boyfriend

Pekin - "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," or so the saying goes, and one man in Illinois found that for him that was true when he kicked his woman out of the family home.

Luminaria Run against domestic and sexual violence Special

Destin - Shelter House of Northwest Florida presented the Luminaria Run to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, an annual run held at sunset, this weekend. The proceeds go to help fund the organization’s operations and efforts in aiding victims.

'Clare's Law' to roll out across England and Wales

London - A new law is set to be rolled out across England and Wales which will allow people to check the police records of their partners.

Op-Ed: Judge threw child victims in jail to gain testimony in abuse case

In order to secure testimony in a domestic violence case, a Colorado judge ordered the victims of the alleged abuse to be placed in jail after they refused to testify.

NFL star Adrian Peterson met son for first time just before death

Sioux Falls - Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson had only met his two-year-old son one time -- at a Sioux Falls hospital before he tragically died Friday, a new report claims.

Op-Ed: Indian women — A rebound narrative on the nature of delivery

A number of my friends, on looking at the social amplifications that I have been putting forward, have asked me to give shape to the feminist cause in India, and I have some humble words.

Domestic violence soaring in India, woman beheads abusive husband

Underscoring the extremity of the violence against women in India, a woman beheaded her husband in the Sivaganga district after facing intolerable abuse from him.

In wake of gang rapes, India begins women-only transportation

In response to the disturbing gang rape incidents that made headlines around the world, India has begun instituting a women-only subculture.
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Fireworks closing the Girls' Night Out event benefiting the Shelter House.
Lyon: Protest against  domestic violence.
Lyon: Protest against domestic violence.
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Girls  Night Out benefiting the Shelter House
Girls' Night Out benefiting the Shelter House
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Girls  Night Out benefiting the Shelter House
Girls' Night Out benefiting the Shelter House
Part of the Clothesline Project by Shelter House of NWFL. The shirts are decorated by victims of dom...
Part of the Clothesline Project by Shelter House of NWFL. The shirts are decorated by victims of domestic violence.
Part of the Clothesline Project by Shelter House of NWFL. The shirts are decorated by victims of dom...
Part of the Clothesline Project by Shelter House of NWFL. The shirts are decorated by victims of domestic violence.
Part of the Clothesline Project by Shelter House of NWFL. The shirts are decorated by victims of dom...
Part of the Clothesline Project by Shelter House of NWFL. The shirts are decorated by victims of domestic violence.
Rob Morrison shown in booking photo. He is charged with choking CBS Money Watch anchor Ashley Morris...
Rob Morrison shown in booking photo. He is charged with choking CBS Money Watch anchor Ashley Morrison during a fight at their Connecticut home.
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High School students from the Youth and Culture House in Venissieux  Lyon dance in the parade.
High School students from the Youth and Culture House in Venissieux, Lyon dance in the parade.
Shirts made by victims of domestic violence. Part of the the clothesline project by Shelter House of...
Shirts made by victims of domestic violence. Part of the the clothesline project by Shelter House of Northwest Florida.
Shirts made by victims of domestic violence. Part of the the clothesline project by Shelter House of...
Shirts made by victims of domestic violence. Part of the the clothesline project by Shelter House of Northwest Florida.
Memorial sign for Ashley Duke on the route.
Memorial sign for Ashley Duke on the route.
Reeva Steenkamp  a 30-year-old model and law graduate
Reeva Steenkamp, a 30-year-old model and law graduate
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Sign along the route of the 2013 Shelter House Luminaria Run remembering Amber Ayers.
Sign along the route of the 2013 Shelter House Luminaria Run remembering Amber Ayers.
Girls  Night Out benefiting the Shelter House
Girls' Night Out benefiting the Shelter House
Girls  Night Out benefiting the Shelter House
Girls' Night Out benefiting the Shelter House
Every year there is an estimated 1.3 million women who are victims of domestic violence. Meaning one...
Every year there is an estimated 1.3 million women who are victims of domestic violence. Meaning one in four will suffer at the hands of an abuser. Around 835,000 men also experience domestic violence from their domestic partners.
Shirts made by victims of domestic violence. Part of the the clothesline project by Shelter House of...
Shirts made by victims of domestic violence. Part of the the clothesline project by Shelter House of Northwest Florida.