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U-Md. Students Tackle Grant Writing, Fundraising To Prevent Human Trafficking

A group of freshmen at the University of Maryland aren’t waiting to make an impact outside campus — tackling two of the world’s worst problems that hit closer to home than many of us realize.

05/07/2015

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Md. Delegate Has Court Date on Domestic Violence Order

A judge will consider a request to issue an order to keep a Maryland legislator away from someone concerned about potential domestic violence.

02/27/2015

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2 Members of Congress Write Goodell About Domestic Violence

Two members of Congress have asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to clarify whether teams can lose draft picks if they do not properly address domestic violence.

02/24/2015

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2014 Top Stories of the Year

2014 Top Stories of the Year

12/23/2014

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
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NFL’s Vincent Delivers Emotional Senate Testimony

NFL executive and former player Troy Vincent choked up Tuesday as he testified before a Senate Commerce Committee hearing about domestic violence in professional sports.

12/02/2014

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NFLPA Setting up Commission on Domestic Violence

The head of the NFL Players Association says the union is establishing an eight-member commission to advise it about domestic violence prevention and discipline.

12/01/2014

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NFL Suspends Peterson For At Least Rest of Season

The NFL has suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the rest of the season.

11/18/2014

Former Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington appears in the NFL's new domestic violence ad. (Screen grab from YouTube)

Alfred Morris, LaVar Arrington Featured in NFL’s New Domestic Violence Ad

Officials of the No More Project said Wednesday that NFL players will appear in video and print PSAs to shed light on domestic violence issues.

10/23/2014

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice addresses a news conference with his wife Janay (not pictured) at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014 in Owings Mills, Maryland. Rice spoke publicly for the first time since facing felony assault charges stemming from a February incident involving Janay at an Atlantic City casino.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Report: Rice Has Grievances Against NFL and Ravens

A hearing on Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday.

10/22/2014

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New Md. Laws Go Into Effect Oct. 1

Some of the high-profile new laws approved in Maryland this year will take effect on Wednesday. Here are some of the most prominent.

09/29/2014

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