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Chiefs Remember Those Who've Been Hurt

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KANSAS CITY, MO. -- The crowd at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday included an unlikely guest, a woman who lives at Hope House, a shelter for domestic-violence victims. She went to the game without any of her fellow residents, using one of the tickets that the Chiefs regularly provide to the house. She braced herself for the moment when the team honored the memory of linebacker Jovan Belcher, who the day before had killed Kasandra Perkins, the mother of his baby daughter, and then himself.

This woman had once come so close to death at the hands of her abuser that she can remember, through her haze, hearing the EMTs saying: "We're losing her.'' Why she went to the stadium on such a haunted day remains unclear. For security reasons, she could not be interviewed directly. A counselor...

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