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Violence against women down 64 percent in decade

SIGNS ACT–President Barack Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act, March 7, at the Interior Department in Washington. Participants, from left are, Diane Millich, a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe in Colorado and domestic abuse survivor; Deborah Parker, Vice Chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington State; Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Tysheena Rhames, a trafficking survivor and advocate; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif.; Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) by Pete Yost WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says the rate of sexual violence against women and girls age 12 or older fell 64 percent in a decade and has remained stable for five years.