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NFL New Domestic Violence Policy & Suspension of Ray Rice

Recent news regarding the NFL's new domestic violence policy, the suspension of Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice, and the arrest of SF 49er's Ray McDonald. Read more

Survey: 1 in 4 US women victims of severe violence

ATLANTA—One in 4 women say they were hit hard, kicked or otherwise violently attacked by their intimate partners, according to a government survey released Wednesday that offers startling findings about domestic violence. Read the whole story here.

Caine: Oakland filmmaker's 'Crime After Crime' aims to inspire

When "Crime After Crime" opens on Friday in the Bay Area, it will mark the six-year anniversary of the day Oakland filmmaker Yoav Potash met Debbie Peagler, the subject of his documentary. Read the whole story here.

Choking law to aid domestic violence prosecutions

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill designed to aid the prosecution in domestic violence cases, establishing a law that identifies strangulation as a traumatic condition that can lead to felony charges. Read the whole story here.

Jury: Antioch woman sane during torture, abuse

MARTINEZ -- Shemeeka Davis cried hysterically Friday afternoon after a jury determined she was sane when she tortured and abused her twin niece and nephew until the girl died in 2008. Read the whole story here.

Monterey County man gets life for stabbing stepson

A Monterey County man who pleaded no contest to stabbing his common-law wife's 12-year-old son more than 20 times and leaving him in a remote field was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Read the whole story here.