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AP: US special ops forces skeptical women can do their job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015

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Report cites multiple failures in Rolling Stone rape article

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Rolling Stone is pledging to review its editorial practices but won't fire anyone after a leading journalism school issued a blistering critique of how it reported and edited a discredited article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015

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Look up! Brief total lunar eclipse to grace the sky Saturday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don't blink. There's a total eclipse of the moon Saturday — and it's an unusually short one.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015

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Racism a lingering problem among collegiate millennials

 

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kayla Tarrant loves the University of Maryland. But the campus tour guide says a racist email and photo attributed to her schoolmates makes her reluctant to encourage other black students to enroll "in a place where you feel unsafe and no one cares about you."

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015

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Man reported missing at sea for 66 days found in good health

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A man reported missing at sea two months ago was rescued on the overturned hull of his sailboat off the North Carolina coast, and he walked away from a hospital hours later in good condition, with no obvious sunburn, dehydration or other signs of distress.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015

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Obama: Energy effort to help environment, military veterans

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — President Barack Obama is announcing a new initiative to help job-seeking military veterans and the environment at the same time.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015

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Alabama man freed after nearly 30 years on death row

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man who spent nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row was freed Friday after prosecutors finally acknowledged that the only evidence they had against him couldn't prove he committed the crime.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015

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More whites than blacks, Latinos approve police striking men

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whites in the United States approve of police officers hitting people in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics do, at a time when the country is struggling to deal with police use of deadly force against men of color, according to a major American trend survey.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015

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