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Hagel: More Reported Sexual Assaults Are Good For The Military

The Pentagon says reports of sexual assault in the military are up. But some argue that's a sign of progress: more people who've suffered a sexual assault have felt they could report the incident, rather than keep it quiet.
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Louisiana's Edwin Edwards May Be On His Last Political Stand

The 87-year-old former Democratic governor and convicted felon is in a congressional runoff with Republican Garrett Graves and voters will decide between the two on Saturday.
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Portland's Statues Yarnbombed With Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Call it "yarnbombing" with a holiday twist. Statues in downtown Portland, Ore., are now festooned with holiday sweaters. We talk to the crocheters behind the stunt.
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Justice Department Says Cleveland PD Has Pattern Of Excessive Force

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has found a pattern of excessive force by the Cleveland police. Holder's announcement comes as his department investigates high-profile cases of officer-involved deaths in New York and Missouri.
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New York Braces For More Demonstrations Over Eric Garner

New York City's mayor and police commissioner tried to rebuild public trust in the police department, while allies of the Garner family promised a major march on Washington for justice reforms.
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House Passes Symbolic Vote Cancelling Obama's Immigration Action

The House passed a measure that declares President Obama's immigration actions null and void. It's largely symbolic, but could be a first step in further Republican efforts to try to roll back Obama's moves.
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Montana Man Cites 'Castle Doctrine' As Defense In German Teen's Shooting

The law says that a man's home is his castle and can be defended as such. Prosecutors said Markus Kaarma shot in cold blood the exchange student who had entered his garage.
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Ex-Justice Of The Peace Found Guilty In Texas Revenge Killing

Eric Williams, a disbarred former justice of the peace, was found guilty of killing a DA's wife. He's also charged with the shooting deaths of the DA and a prosecutor.
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Where Wages Are Rising (And Falling), In 1 Graph

Overall, wages were stagnant over the past year. But workers in some sectors saw significant gains.
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The Mystery Of The Missing Martins

In Skunk Bear's latest video, join the search for an enormous flock of missing songbirds, and learn some bizarre facts about Shakespeare and Doppler radar along the way.

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