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Military sexual assault bill fails in Senate

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's bill that would remove military commanders from the decision to prosecute a sexual assault has failed in the Senate. The bill, which would reform the military’s legal system by allowing military lawyers to decide whether to prosecute assault claims, needed 60 votes to pass, but was defeated 55-45. “As painful as today's vote is, our struggle on behalf of the brave men...

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