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No amount of bragging rights about diversity in the ranks is worth failure in a mission or injury to our warriors, says columnist Christy Stutzman. If the standards are lowered for women Marines, what makes the institution elite? (U.S. Marine Corps)
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No amount of bragging rights about diversity in the ranks is worth failure in a mission or injury to our warriors, says columnist Christy Stutzman. If the standards are lowered for women Marines, what makes the institution elite? (U.S. Marine Corps)

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Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James on Monday night during pregame warmups wore an “I can’t breathe” T-shirt, referring to Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer placed him in a chokehold during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes. The shirt, one of several featuring the slogan that have been seen around the league in recent days after a grand jury declined to indict the officer last week, is just one in a long history of political statements made by athletes on the playing field. Here are some others.