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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Military sex assault bill fails in U.S. Senate

The Senate on Tuesday blocked legislation to overhaul prosecution of sexual assault crimes in the military, a defeat that its sponsor, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, characterized as a temporary setback.

"This is a question of 'when,' not 'if,'" the Democrat said after the 50-49 vote, which was not enough to overcome a filibuster. "We are not going away. Sadly, the military will not fix this problem on their own."


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