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Rice domestic assault case continues national discussion

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

The anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, the President’s speech on how to handle the threat of ISIS and the Missouri General Assembly’s actions at its veto session all garnered headlines last week. However, maybe the issue garnering the most attention was the handling of the Ray Rice domestic assault case by the National Football League. A video surfaced on TMZ showing the NFL player knocking his then fiancee out with

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    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 9:52 am

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  • “The Present”

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 9:31 am

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    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 9:49 am

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