Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, Dianne Feinstein, and Patty Murray speak on behalf of the Violence Against Women Act.
The Senate bill would reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, which includes funding for victims’ services and the testing of rape kits, for five years. But the reauthorization still needs to clear the House, where a competing version could strip out the expanded protections for LGBT couples and other groups.
- The U.S. government is investigating possible unlawful coordination by some airlines to keep prices high ✈️
- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Cuba later this summer for the opening of a U.S. embassy there.
- Mozambique implemented a new criminal code that removes a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality.