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Vets describe second betrayal when seeking care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Marine Tara Johnson says that when she finally got medical care after being sexually assaulted in the military, the Veterans Affairs doctor asked whether she really thought she had been raped. […]

07/19/2013

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Military works to change culture to combat rape

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The laughter and chatter ceased as soon as the two naval chiefs appeared on the rooftop deck of the barracks, where four sailors — three men and one woman — were […]

07/14/2013

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Third of women suffer domestic violence

LONDON (AP) — About a third of women worldwide have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner, according to the first major review of violence against women. In a series of […]

06/20/2013

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Female 2-star heads Air Force sex abuse prevention

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force is putting a female two-star general in charge of a reorganized sexual assault prevention office. That elevates the status of a group whose previous leader was a lieutenant colonel […]

06/07/2013

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Senator blocks Air Force officer’s nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Claire McCaskill says she’s going to continue to block the nomination of Air Force Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, tapped to serve as vice commander of the U.S. Space Command, over concerns […]

06/07/2013

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Committee passes bill to address sexual assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — With broad support from Republicans and Democrats, a House committee Wednesday approved legislation to tackle the growing problem of sexual assault in the armed forces by taking away the power of military […]

06/05/2013

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Rape victim: Retaliation prevalent in military

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stacey Thompson had just been stationed at a Marine Corps base in Japan when she said her sergeant laced her drinks with drugs, raped her in his barracks and then dumped […]

05/31/2013

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Obama: Sexual assault threatens trust in military

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Choosing future Navy and Marine leaders as his audience, President Barack Obama issued a pointed call Friday for an end to sexual assaults in the military, appealing to graduating midshipmen to […]

05/24/2013

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House panel moves to curb military sexual assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of a House panel angry over sexual abuse problems in the military are set to vote on a bill that would strip commanding officers of their authority to unilaterally change or […]

05/22/2013

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Military sexual assaults by the numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — As senior military leaders and government officials grapple with how to reduce sexual assaults in the military, a Pentagon report provides details of the problem. The numbers may not add up in […]

05/16/2013

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