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Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready  |   

The Marine Corps is running a test to see if women can serve in ground combat. "A lot of people think that we can't do it," says one Marine who's trying to make the cut. "I don't think the same."

Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy  |   

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies  |   

The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.

What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used?  |   

A census of bacteria and viruses on the floors, toilets and soap dispensers of several bathrooms on a college campus turned up around 77,000 different types of organisms. Oh, joy.

When Thanksgiving Was Weird  |   

Circa 1900, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — on Thanksgiving Day.

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