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16 Female Senators Urge NFL Commissioner to Institute Zero-Tolerance Domestic Violence Policy

Sixteen female senators have written a letter to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, urging him to institute a zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence within the league.

09/11/2014

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Senate Showdown Over Military Sexual Assault Bill

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has secured public support from nearly half the Senate, but not enough votes, for her proposal to give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military an independent route outside the chain of command for prosecuting attackers.

11/17/2013

File photo of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senator Targets Military Law Over Sexual Assault

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who helped force the military to allow gays in its ranks, is determined to upend laws governing how the armed services handle an epidemic of sexual assaults.

07/29/2013

A Pentagon spokesman says the U.S. military is looking into allegations that civilians were killed in U.S. and allied airstrikes in Syria. But he said they have no "credible" reporting that such deaths occurred.  (credit: STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Sexual Abuse Cases Put Pentagon Under Fire

One after another, the charges have tumbled out — allegations of sexual assaults in the military that have triggered outrage, from local commanders to Capitol Hill and the Oval Office.

05/15/2013

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