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2010-03-08 14:46:00

WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) today marked International Women's Day by releasing a report that provides a snapshot of domestic violence services in the U.S. In one 24-hour period, more than 65,000 victims of domestic violence and their children received life-saving services from local domestic violence programs. Domestic violence experts answered more than 23,000 emergency hotline calls. In one day alone, 9,280 requests for...

2010-02-02 10:40:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deputy Associate Attorney General Karol V. Mason, Acting Director for the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Catherine Pierce, and actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay addressed nearly 300 attendees today at the Services-Training-Officers-Prosecutors (STOP) Conference in San Francisco. The four-day conference, which began Sunday, brings together STOP grant administrators representing the offices of the governor, attorney general, or other...

2009-06-22 19:08:00

Statement of Esta Soler, President, Family Violence Prevention Fund SAN FRANCISCO, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The plea deal reached today in Los Angeles in the domestic violence case involving Chris Brown and Rihanna is not an unusual outcome in a case like this. Despite what was apparently an extremely violent assault, it was a first offense. We are glad the charge remained a felony, and that Mr. Brown pleaded guilty, taking responsibility for his actions. "Time will tell...

2009-02-15 18:40:00

Statement of Esta Soler, President, Family Violence Prevention Fund SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Our thoughts and prayers are with Rihanna, who was reportedly the victim of a violent assault by Chris Brown. That the victim and alleged perpetrator in this case are both well-known entertainers adds a public dimension to what happens privately in this country every hour of every day. As we extend our support and sympathy to Rihanna, let's remember that we all have...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.