Mariska Hargitay Fights Real-Life Sex Crimes

Mariska Hargitay Is a Real-Life Crime Fighter
PHOTO: Mariska Hargitay attends the Sexual Assault Kit Evidence Submission Act press conference at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, March 10, 2014, in Detroit.
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She may play a detective on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," but Mariska Hargitay is a real-life crime fighter.

The actress pledged her support Monday to Michigan legislation that would provide for quicker testing of a backlog of thousands of rape kits in the state, The Associated Press reported.

"Every day in the United States women and men take the courageous step of reporting their rape to the police," Hargitay, 50, said, according to the AP. "And because of what those individuals have suffered, their bodies are crime scenes. They're living, breathing, feeling crime scenes from which doctors and nurses collect evidence in a sexual-assault collection kit."

Read more about Hargitay's quest to end domestic violence and sexual assault here.

Sbarro Pizza Files for Bankruptcy
PHOTO: A Washington Sbarro location is seen, March 10, 2014.
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Sbarro, a tried-and-true staple of airports and mall food courts, has filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in three years, according to the Associated Press.

Last month, the chain said it was closing 155 of its 400 restaurants in North America to cut costs.

Read More: 7 Big Brands That Are Struggling

Juan Pablo Likes Nikki 'a Lot'
PHOTO: Juan Pablo Galavis walks along the beach during the season finale of “The Bachelor.” During the episode, which aired March 10, 2014, he was forced to choose between two women, Clare and Nikki.
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In case you missed the "Bachelor" finale Monday night, Juan Pablo Galavis did not propose to his final lady, nurse Nikki Ferrell, but he told her that he likes her a lot.

Then, during a tense "After the Final Rose," he would not say whether he was even in love with her, though host Chris Harrison certainly persisted.

"We have our plans, but it's something we want to keep very private," he said, refusing to give any other details about their relationship. (Nikki did say she was in love.)

Get all the drama you missed here.

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