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Senate Blocks Military Sexual Assault Reforms

The Senate has blocked a bill introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, which had proposed revisions to military procedures for punishing and preventing sexual assault.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>After months of anticipation, the Senate …

Privacy Groups Ask Feds to Investigate Facebook’s WhatsApp Buy

Face­book’s $19 bil­lion ac­quis­i­tion of What­s­App might come with some red tape after all.<p>The Elec­tron­ic and Pri­vacy In­form­a­tion Cen­ter …

Senate rejects Gillibrand bill on sexual assaults in military

WASHINGTON -- An ambitious proposal to stem the rising number of sexual assaults in the military was rejected Thursday after senators from both parties balked at limiting the role of commanding officers in deciding whether to prosecute.<p>Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) pushed the issue to prominence …

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Democrats Demand Administration Act On LGBT Workers’ Rights

Obama has pushed LGBT rights more than any other president before him, but his administration has been inexplicably quiet about moving on anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace. Members of Congress and LGBT advocates want action.<p>WASHINGTON — Democratic members of Congress are pushing the Obama …

Senate blocks military sexual assault bill

The U.S. Senate on Thursday defeated an impassioned legislative push to reduce the growing problem of sex assault in the armed forces by overhauling the way the military prosecutes serious crimes.<p>By a vote of 55 to 45, a bill championed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand failed to get the 60 votes needed …