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USNA Sexual Assault Hearing Concludes

Questioning has concluded in a military hearing that will determine whether three male U.S. Naval Academy students will face a court-martial for the alleged sexual assault of a female classmate. The accused Midshipmen, all former Navy football players, declined to speak Tuesday after their accuser spent five days testifying. The case is being closely watched by many as the Pentagon, Congress and the Obama administration work to address the broader issue of sexual assaults in the military. We find out what happened at the hearing and what comes next.


'Blackacre': A Collection Of Poems About 'Searching And Being Buffeted'

Tess Taylor reviews the poetry collection Blackacre by Monica Youn.

Trick Or Treat? Critics Blast Big Soda's Efforts To Fend Off Taxes

Several U.S. cities have sugary drink taxes on the ballot. As efforts to reduce soda consumption gain traction around the world, critics say the industry is using the tobacco playbook to fight back.

Who Do You Think Won The Debate? It May Depend Which Network You Watched

Everyone watched the same debate, but not everyone watched the same post-game coverage. That can make all the difference.

China's Internet Stars Embrace Lowbrow — And Aim For High Profits

China's Internet stars are widely panned as vulgar, vapid and materialistic. But China's fierce demand for online content is helping the newly minted celebs to surpass A-list movie stars in earnings.

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