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It's Official: 70 in U.S. Congress Urge President Barack Obama to Back Human Rights in Saudi Arabia

A large, bipartisan group of Members of Congress has sent a formal letter to President Obama calling on him to “publicly address Saudi Arabia’s serious human rights violations” when he visits the country this Friday. 268 more words

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Army General Charged With Sexual Assault Avoids Prison; Rep. Speier Calls Punishment 'Laughable'

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An Army general who carried on a three-year affair with a captain and had two other inappropriate relationships with subordinates was reprimanded and docked $20,000 in pay Thursday, avoiding prison in one of the military’s most closely watched courts-martial. 1,217 more words

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The US Military Would Prefer Not To Fight Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON (VR) — Lt. General Craig Franklin made headlines when he chose to give clemency to an ace fighter pilot facing court martial for rape. Jennifer Norris, a former Maine coordinator and national victim advocate for the Military Rape Crisis Center, disagrees with the decision.  90 more words

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