About 100 female Marines are taking part in a year-long experiment to determine whether they have what it takes to serve in ground combat units: infantry, armor and artillery. Some of the volunteers hope to open the door for other women while others are trying to see if they're tough enough.
There are reasons why Chuck Hagel may have wanted out as Defense Secretary, but even more reasons why the White House may have wanted him out. Who might succeed him? And how will a GOP-controlled Senate handle a nominee?
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