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Women Will Soon Be Allowed to Serve in Ground Combat

For the first time, women in the armed forces will be moved into combat roles. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will make the official announcement Thursday.

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Should women still be banned from combat?

Should women be banned from combat?  The American Civil Liberties Union says,  "no" and are filing a lawsuit against the federal government.

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Sitrin Stars And Stripes Run And Walk Raises 70K For Military Rehab Program

New Hartford, NY (WIBX) - The Stars and Stripes Run and Walk to benefit the military rehabilitation program at Sitrin raised more than $70,000, that's more than twice what organizers anticipated.

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PAR Government Systems Receives $48 Million Contract

Rome, NY (WIBX) - Congressman Richard Hanna is announcing that a Rome employer is slated to receive a 48-million dollar Army contract.

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Gural And Vernon Downs Present Checks To Local Charities

Vernon, NY (WIBX) - Vernon Downs Casino and American Racing and Entertainment Chair Jeff Gural are placing winning bets with two local non-profits.

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Brewers Take On U.S. Military All-Stars In Exhibition Game

Utica, NY (WIBX) - It was a night to remember for the Utica Brewers, as they played an exhibition game against the visiting U.S. Military All-Stars, who are currently in the middle of their "Red, White and Blue" Tour.

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Study Reveals Military Members More Likely to Cause Car Accidents After Deployments

Members of the Army and Marine Corps are often taught aggressive driving techniques while they’re deployed in areas like Iraq and Afghanistan. And according to insurance company USAA, they’re bringing those driving habits home — and causing more accidents as a result.

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North Korea Fails in Attempt to Launch Long-Range Missile

North Korea found itself front and center in the international community when it launched a long-range missile Friday morning, local time.

Despite the country’s reported efforts, officials in the US claim the launch failed because the rocket broke before leaving the Earth’s atmosphere.

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The Real Story Behind the Expression ‘Face the Music’

When a parent, a boss, a co-worker or someone in a position of authority tells us that we have to ‘face the music,’ we know we’ve probably done something wrong, and now we’re in for a bit of trouble.

Where on Earth does this expression come from, though?

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Should Women Be Allowed in Combat? — Survey of the Day

Last week, the Pentagon decided open up thousands of near-the-front-line military jobs to female military personnel who were previously restricted from such roles.

Women are still banned from combat, although this move to put them closer to harm’s way has upset some, including Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who said that when women are too close to the front line “emotions” could lead to “compromised situations.” So what does the public think about the Pentagon’s measure?

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