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Women Break New Ground In Marine Infantry Training

Female Marines have been training for the past month at Camp Lejeune, trying to make it through infantry training. They've got a month to go, including a 12-mile hike with a heavy pack. They're the first ones ever to handle the training, part of an effort to integrate women into combat positions by 2016.
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World War II Veteran Honored Decades Later

World War II veteran Phillip Coon received three medals Monday night in a quiet ceremony at Tulsa International Airport.
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Some Worry About Marijuana's Effect On Colo. Ski Tourism

Colorado ski towns are gearing up to sell recreational marijuana this winter during ski season. Resort towns overwhelmingly support legalization and say they don't see it hurting the state's multibillion-dollar tourism business. But there are those who worry pot shops will keep families away and hurt the bottom line.
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Transit Strike Ends In San Francisco Bay Area

A deal was announced late Monday ending the four-day strike that had stranded riders of Bay Area Rapid Transit. BART management called the deal a good one for union members while allowing for new infrastructure spending on the rail system in the future. This was the second strike to hit BART this year alone.
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Grocery Workers To Stay On The Job In Seattle Area

Grocery workers in the Seattle metro area have reached a deal with their employers to avert a strike. Proposed cuts to health insurance were a big reason they almost walked out.
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Seattle Suburb Considers Setting $15 'Living Wage'

The tiny Seattle suburb of SeaTac, home to the airport of the same name, is the latest front in the battle for "living wage" ordinances. On this fall's ballot is a measure mandating a $15 an hour floor for large hospitality and transportation companies. $15 is higher than the base wage in neighboring suburbs, but the heart of economic activity in SeaTac is the international airport — and that's not about to move.
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Charity Watchdog Shakes Up Ratings To Focus On Results

Charity Navigator's ratings system currently looks at how much a nonprofit spends on its programs versus its overhead. Beginning in 2016, the rating will also factor in a group's effectiveness. But some nonprofits argue that results can be hard to measure — especially if you're working in a war zone.

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West Point Women: A Natural Pattern Or A Camouflage Ceiling?

Since 1980, the percentage of women at the U.S. Military Academy has stayed largely the same, leading some to conclude that the school has set an artificial cap on the number of female cadets it accepts. Now, West Point has been told it must raise those numbers to meet the demand for more female leaders.
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For A Father With Alzheimer's, Life 'Came Down To Love'

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of StoryCorps, we hear again from Ken Morganstern, who shared some of his last memories with his daughters during a 2006 interview.
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Getting Federal Benefits To Gay Couples: It's Complicated

A Supreme Court ruling paved the way for same-sex married couples to receive federal benefits. Now Justice Department lawyers are working to make it happen. It's a challenge because they have more than 1,000 rules and laws to review.

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