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Obama renews Violence Against Women Act

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President Barack Obama signed the renewed 1994 Violence Against Women Act into law Thursday, USA Today said.

"All women deserve the right to live free from fear," Obama said, according to USA Today. "That's what today is about."

The Senate passed the bill on a 78-22 bipartisan vote, while the House passed it, 286 to 138, the Los Angeles Times said.

Additions to the bill include protection for women of Native American tribal lands who are attacked by non-tribal residents, as well as immigrants, gays and lesbians, USA Today said.

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