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Miss America 2015 Platform Is Domestic Violence

CNN Reports: The 23-year-old Miss American 2015 Kira Kazantsev’s platform is domestic violence. During the question and answer portion of the pageant — held Sunday at its birthplace of Atlantic City, New Jersey — she said sexual assault in the military is a problem that needs the attention of lawmakers.

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Alex Minsky Wearing UNYQ Prosthetic Cover – New York Fashion Week

UNYQ reported: “It’s been crazy,” said Minsky. “People are starting to recognize me so this was the best possible opportunity to show off my freshly designed fairing.”

Retired Marine Cpl. Alex Minsky’s life took a surreal and unexpected turn this year as he sat on a couch next to Barbara Walters , Sherri Shepherd, andJenny McCarthy . The ladies of The View were admiring him, not just over his heroic military service or the fact that he’d been awarded the Purple Heart. The reason he was invited on the show was his recent success as fashion’s hottest new male model.

“I never thought in a million years that I would become a model,” Minsky said during a shoot in Los Angeles. “Even before the accident it was never one of my goals.”

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Children: The Silent Victims Of Domestic Violence

CNN Reports: When a case of domestic violence captures the national headlines like the story of fallen NFL star Ray Rice and his wife, Janay, there’s a laser focus on the abuser and the victim.

But what about the children?

Ray and Janay Rice have a 2-year-old daughter.

We don’t know if she has ever witnessed domestic violence in her household or ever will. What we do know is more than 3 million children have witnessed it in their homes every year, according to estimates. What those children see and hear can have a profound impact on their lives, experts around the country who deal with domestic violence tell CNN.

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For Women, The Consequences Of Domestic Violence Can Last A Lifetime

The Washington Post Reports: It turns out that domestic violence against women doesn’t just do short-term damage to a victim’s health. It’s also associated with diseases, traumas and illnesses that can last a lifetime.

Women who have fallen victim to domestic violence are 80 percent more likely to suffer a stroke, 70 percent more likely to have heart disease, 70 percent more likely to become heavy drinkers, and 60 percent more likely to become asthmatic than women who have not, according to a 2008 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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