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Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, to discuss the Paycheck Fairness Act. The act would ensure that women have a fair shot at equal pay. From left are, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Boxer, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen female senators from both parties called on the National Football League Thursday to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence.

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AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

In this May 22, 2012, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses during a new conference in Atlanta. A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL employee five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until they were published this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number confirming the video arrived on April 9. A female voice expresses thanks for providing the video and says: "You're right. It's terrible." Goodell sent a memo on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, to the 32 teams reiterating that the NFL never saw the video until Monday, Sept. 8. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn’t see the violent images until this week.

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House Dems question Goodell actions on Rice video

in this March 26, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a news conference in Orlando, Fla. Goodell says the league asked for, but was not given, a just-released video showing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee on an elevator. Goodell says during an interview with CBS aired Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014: "We assumed that there was a video. We asked for video. But we were never granted that opportunity." (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress from both parties on Wednesday questioned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of a domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.

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AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL

in this March 26, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a news conference in Orlando, Fla. Goodell says the league asked for, but was not given, a just-released video showing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee on an elevator. Goodell says during an interview with CBS aired Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014: "We assumed that there was a video. We asked for video. But we were never granted that opportunity." (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn’t see the violent images until this week.

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