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Obama to sign Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama is expected to sign the newly re-authorized Violence Against Women Act.

The law strengthens the criminal justice system's response to crimes against women. That includes domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.

Vice President Joe Biden authored the original Violence Against Women Act in 1994 while serving as a Delaware Senator.

After months of negotiations, the House signed off on a re-authorization of the act last week.

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