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The Senate on Monday approved a bill giving victims of sexual assault in the military more say in how the crimes are prosecuted, building on other revisions last year as Congress pushes to reform a system all sides acknowledge is broken.
The Senate agreed Thursday to begin debating a proposal to better protect victims of sexual assault in the military, but rejected broader changes that would have turned prosecution decisions over to an independent military lawyer.
The Senate agreed Thursday to begin debating a proposal to better protect victims of sexual assault in the military but rejected broader changes that would have turned prosecution decisions over to an independent military lawyer.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will get her second shot to strip military commanders of their ability to decide whether to convene a trial in sex-assault cases as the Senate prepares to return to the issue next month.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, said Monday that she feels good about Democrats' chances of succeeding in the midterm elections this year, despite some Democratic senators up for re-election in primarily red states like Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina.
Hundreds of soldiers and others are under criminal investigation in what the military describes as a widespread scheme to take fraudulent payments and kickbacks from a National Guard recruiting program. The fraud cost the U.S. at least $29 million and possibly tens of millions dollars more, officials said Tuesday.
Philomena Lee wistfully described losing her son to adoption and her search for him 50 years later, a quest depicted in the Oscar-nominated film starring award-winning actress Judi Dench.
Charles Edwards, the acting Homeland Security inspector general who has both investigated controversy and come under scrutiny himself, has been reassigned amid congressional criticism of his oversight record.
It has been looming for months, but Congress' debate over how to deal with sexual assaults in the U.S. military could get lost in the end-of-year shuffle as Senate Democrats find themselves with little time to tackle the budget, presidential nominations and a host of other major priorities.