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‘People are scared’: LGBT groups say they’ll rush to fight Trump’s military ban in court

Jon W. Davidson’s work day began at 6:30 a.m. California time on Wednesday, moments after President Donald Trump made the unexpected announcement on Twitter that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. Davidson, legal director of the ...

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Military ordered to review sex assaults

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday gave the military one year to make progress on an epidemic of sexual assault or face potential tougher reforms, hours after Congress sent a sweeping defense bill for his signature that cracks down ...

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Gillibrand: Assaults let military culture continue

WASHINGTON — A senator says repeated sexual assaults in the military allow a culture to continue. Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand  addressed the latest case at West Point. An Army sergeant is charged with secretly taking pictures and video of at least ...

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Lawmakers outraged at another military sex case

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers say they’re outraged that for the second time this month a member of the armed forces assigned to help prevent sexual assaults in the military is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct. In the latest case, an ...

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General: Detection deters major cyberattacks

WASHINGTON — The military’s top cyber warrior says he is confident that foreign leaders are deterred from launching an electronic attack on vital infrastructure in the United States because they know such a strike could be traced to its source ...

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Fighting crime vs. fighting a war

Some members of Congress are already looking at changing provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act just two months after it was signed into law Dec. 31. They believe it gives the government too much power and could allow the ...

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AG teams with feds to protect military

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is joining with officials from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Department of Defense and the Federal Trade Commission to develop a database to combat consumer financial frauds directed at military members, veterans, or their ...

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New health coverage option for military

For the first time in the Rochester area, military families have an additional choice for their TRICARE benefits. Martin’s Point Health Care, under contract with the Department of Defense, is offering the US Family Health Plan, a TRICARE Prime option already available in most of the state.

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