military sexual assaults

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Senate Blocks Change to Military Sex Assault Cases

Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress.

03/06/2014

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Senate Set to Vote on Military Sexual Assault Bill

The Senate is heading for a showdown over contentious legislation to curb sexual assaults in the military by taking away the authority of senior commanders to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses.

03/05/2014

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