Hot News Stories (5/17/13)

Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME)
The top general in the U.S. Armed Forces warned of a crisis of confidence in the growing ranks of women soldiers after a rash of sexual assault cases, which has prompted lawmakers, including mainsream Republican Senator Susan Collins (ME), to act.  

CBS News
 (USA)
President Obama, meeting with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and top military leaders on Thursday, pledged a “sustained effort” to combat the problem of sexual assaults in the military.

San Francisco Chronicle
 (San Francisco, CA)
North Carolina representatives passed new anti-choice abortion restrictions, including a measure to prohibit insurers joining a future health care exchange from providing abortion coverage, as they pressed against a Thursday deadline to keep bills alive through the end of the session in 2014.

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