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Today Think Progress published an article titled “Sequestration Cuts Strapped Domestic Violence Services Amid Increased Need.”
The article’s author Bryce Covert writes:
After Republicans stalled the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for months, it was finally signed back into law in March. Yet another act of Congress, the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration, could undo VAWA’s impact.
Programs that serve the victims of domestic violence have already suffered decreased funding from tight state budgets and previous federal cuts, and now they are grappling with a big blow from sequestration, Tim Murphy of Mother Jones reports:
[T]he Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women sent an email to the hundreds of non-profits and government agencies around the country that rely on its annual grants. The message was grim: Due to cuts mandated by the 2011 Budget Control Act, better known as sequestration, programs that fight domestic violence and sexual assault would see a $20 million drop in funding over the next year.
Today CNN published an article titled “42 Syrian soldiers dead in reported Israeli strike, opposition group says.”
The article reads:
Concern over the possibility of broader war in the Middle East grew Monday in the wake of reported airstrikes on Syrian military installations.
The reported strikes killed 42 Syrian soldiers, the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday, citing medical sources. It said 100 people remained missing.
IN OTHER NEWS
Today Queerty reports that the Washington Wizards wiki page had been hacked to throw a homophobic slur at Jason Collins.
The article reads:
Collins has been on the receiving end of an unfair amount of criticism since coming out last Monday, mostly from certain folk who blanche at his being called a hero.
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