Claire McCaskill

Michigan Senator Carl Levin (AP Photo)

Senator says military plagued by sexual assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sexual battery arrest of the Air Force officer who led the service’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit underscores how far the Defense Department has to go in addressing the plague […]

05/07/2013

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Police said to have suspect in mind in ricin case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A letter addressed to President Barack Obama is being checked for a “suspicious substance,” a day after a letter addressed to a U.S. senator tested positive for poisonous ricin, the U.S. Secret Service says.

04/17/2013

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Letter to Miss. senator tests for ricin

WASHINGTON (AP) — An envelope addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi tested positive Tuesday for ricin, a potentially fatal poison, authorities said, heightening concerns about terrorism a day after the Boston bombings.

04/16/2013

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Officer defends overturning sexual-assault verdict

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force commander who overturned a jury’s guilty verdict in a sexual assault case — enraging members of Congress and prompting talk of military justice reform — explained his case in a letter to a top Pentagon official.

04/10/2013

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Military sexual assault victims detail humiliation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Victims of sexual assault and violence in the military told Congress Wednesday they’re afflicted with a slow and uncaring system of justice that too often fails to hold perpetrators accountable and is fraught with institutional bias.

03/13/2013

Claire McCaskill

Senators outraged by dismissal of assault case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators demanded answers on Tuesday from senior military leaders on why an Air Force commander dismissed charges against a lieutenant colonel after he was convicted of sexual assault.

03/05/2013

Santorum, DeMint endorse Akin in Mo. senate race

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin has won two high-profile Republican endorsements a day after guaranteeing his candidacy would continue. On Wednesday, former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Sen. Jim […]

09/26/2012

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