A new Illinois state law aims to take advantage of the close relationships people often have with beauty professionals, and train stylists to recognize signs of abuse. Getty Images/Westend61 hide caption

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With New Law, Illinois Stylists Join The Fight Against Domestic Violence

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Child brides are often associated with developing countries, but thousands of cases actually occur in the United States. A few states are pushing for laws to ban underage marriage. Eastnine Inc./ZZVE Illustrations/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Decides If You're Too Young To Marry?

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Effects Of Toledo Tattoo Artist's Work Are More Than Skin Deep

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A Year On, Did NFL Anti-Domestic Violence Efforts Work?

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted last September that he "got it wrong" when it came to handling the recent Ray Rice incident, pledging that he will get it right. Dennis Van Tine /UPI/Landov hide caption

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NFL's Effort To Combat Domestic Violence May Go For The Long Game

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School-Lunch Program Provides Unexpected Benefits For Rural Indian Women

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A Sheriff And A Doctor Team Up To Map Childhood Trauma

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Kurt Busch drives during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 2, 2014. Busch was recently suspended indefinitely amid domestic violence accusations. Larry Papke/AP hide caption

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An Uneventful Week In Sports Could Still Go Down In History

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Bill Parcells has been coach to the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants, the New England Patriots and the New York Jets. Robert B. Stanton/Getty Images hide caption

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Should Ray Rice Get A Second Chance? 'Maybe,' Parcells Says

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A Restraining Order Can Be Just A Videoconference Away

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NFL Owners OK Stiffer Penalties For Domestic Violence, Other Crimes

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They're not just surfing for fun. Youngsters in Cape Town's Waves for Change are facing mental health problems. With the help of a surfing mentor and a counselor, they can learn how to cope. Anders Kelto/NPR hide caption

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If Everybody Had An Ocean, Could We Surf Our Way To Mental Health?

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Roger Goodell, the NFL's commissioner, met last week with the National Domestic Violence Hotline. But several black women's organizations said the groups the league is working with to craft its plan to combat domestic violence don't have footholds in black communities — an oversight for a league that is mostly black. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Drag queens Lil Miss Hot Mess (left) and Sister Roma join other activists for a news conference at San Francisco City Hall on Sept. 17 to speak out against Facebook's rule on using legal names for profiles. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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No amount of training can undo the violence someone experienced at home as a child, but it can help break the cycle. Pamela Albin Moore/iStockphoto hide caption

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NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players

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