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MAY 19, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Human Trafficking Still Plagues Obama's Trade Ambitions

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on Tuesday threatened to do "everything possible to have a floor fight" if President Barack Obama undercuts pending trade legislation to combat human trafficking. "Human trafficking -- modern-day slavery -- is one of the great moral challenges of our time," Menendez said during a conference call with reporters. He touted an amendment he authored ...

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MAY 15, 2015 - Washington Times

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Military pressed to design line of women-friendly combat boots by Congress

Congress is prodding the armed forces to come up with a special line of women's combat boots, in different styles, as studies show that military women are more susceptible to stress fractures from marching and training. Female troops in Afghanistan have complained to a member of the House Armed Services ...

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MAY 10, 2015 - Washington Times

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Joseph Dunford, new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, to make call on women in combat

One of the immediate challenges to face Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford this fall as the new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman will be the social change sweeping the armed forces. The military branches are scheduled in September to submit reports to the Pentagon on putting American women for the first ...

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MAY 07, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Air Force Announces First Ever Female F-35 Fighter Jet Pilot, Lt. Col. Christine Mau

Meet Lt. Col. Christine Mau, the first woman to fly the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet. Lt. Col. Christine Mau, 33rd Operations Group deputy commander, puts on her helmet before taking her first flight in the F-35A on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 5, 2015. Mau took to the skies in an F-35 from Florida’s Elgin Air Force Base ...

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MAY 05, 2015 - Huffington Post

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10 Ways Women's Lives Have Changed For The Better Since 2005

When it comes to women's equality, we tend to focus on historical victories and present-day battles. We search for answers in the past to solve riddles of the future, often forgetting how lucky we are today. As The Huffington Post celebrates its 10th anniversary, we've decided to reflect upon the remarkable progress achieved in women's equality since 2005. Here are ...

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