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Woman Qualifies For Special Forces Training, Could Be The First Female Green Beret

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| The Army opened special operations jobs to women in 2016 but only one has passed the first stage, a 24-day program designed to push soldiers to the brink of mental and physical exhaustion.

Federal Investigators Pinpoint What Caused String Of Gas Explosions In Mass.

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The National Transportation Safety Board says a natural gas company engineer made a major mistake in developing construction plans, resulting in a disastrous chain reaction.

More than 600 people now missing in California's deadliest fire

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The list of missing in Northern California's Camp Fire has ballooned to 631 from more than 100 late Wednesday. But that number may include people who escaped and don't know they're being searched for.

Education Dept. Proposes Enhanced Protection For Students Accused Of Sexual Assault

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Among the significant changes is that schools could make it harder to prove allegations. Instead of only a "preponderance of the evidence," schools could demand "clear and convincing evidence."

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New Jersey Couple's GoFundMe Campaign To Help Homeless Man 'Was Predicated On a Lie'

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Katelyn McClure, Mark D'Amico and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. were charged with second degree theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception on Thursday. They could get 10 years in prison.

Plan Stalls To Repatriate Rohingya Refugees

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Bangladesh has stressed that it will not repatriate anyone against their will. The plan sparked protests among some refugees, while others reportedly hid within refugee camps.

Police In Many U.S. Cities Fail To Track Murdered, Missing Indigenous Women

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Seattle-based researchers examined the disappearances and murders of Native American women in 71 U.S. cities. They found information on 506 documented cases — and huge, troubling gaps in the data.

Generation Z Is The Most Racially And Ethnically Diverse Yet

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The Pew Research Center analyzed post-millennials who are currently between the ages of 6 and 21 and found nearly half — 48 percent — are from communities of color.

Arizona Residents, Officials Skeptical As Border Troops Move In

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As thousands of troops arrive to reinforce security at the U.S.-Mexico border, Arizona officials worry migrants will try to storm the border.

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