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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders with then-staff secretary Rob Porter in August. In the wake of Porter's resignation, Sanders has reassured reporters that President Trump is sympathetic to victims of domestic abuse. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Ousted White House staff secretary Rob Porter speaks to President Trump after remarks he made on violence in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminister, N.J. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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From left: Malebogo Molefhe, who uses a wheelchair because she was shot by her boyfriend, is a winner of the U.S. State Department's 2017 International Women of Courage award. Dr. Eqbal Dauqan, shown in a lab at University Kebangsaan Malaysia, won a scholarship for refugees. Mira Rai of Nepal, one of the world's top ultrarunners, was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic. From left: Ryan Eskalis/NPR; Sanjit Das/for NPR; and Richard Bull. hide caption

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One of the few women's shelters serving Moscow sits on the edge of a monastery an hour's drive from the city center. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Rights Advocates Warn Russian Domestic Abuse Law Will 'Protect The Oppressor'

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Lakisha Briggs, at her house in Norristown, Pa. Briggs, who was being abused by her boyfriend, lodged a legal challenge against her eviction for having the police called too many times to her former residence. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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For Low-Income Victims, Nuisance Laws Force Ultimatum: Silence Or Eviction

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After Combat Stress, Violence Can Show Up At Home

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How One Woman Found The Courage To Say No To Domestic Abuse

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