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Trump Quietly Starts Firing Service Members Living with HIV Just Before the Holidays

Politics National
The plaintiffs received notification just days before Thanksgiving, denying their discharge appeals despite compliance with fitness assessments and medical treatment, as well as strong support from commanding officers. ...
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Pramila Jayapal Announces Gautam Raghavan As Chief of Staff

Politics Local
Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) announced Gautam Raghavan as her new Chief of Staff on Monday, December 3. ...
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Trump’s Manic Tweet To Bar Transgender Servicepeople From The US Military Backfires

Joint Base Lewis-McChord/Sarah Toce
Top News National
Thirty-three psychiatrists wrote a letter to the “New York Times” on February 13 stating that Trump’s “grave emotional instability” showed he couldn’t safely govern the country. ...
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Dictionary.com Names ‘Identity’ 2015 Word of the Year

National
Reflecting the rapidly expanding and increasingly fluid nature of conversations about gender and sexuality in particular, the Dictionary.com Word of the Year is identity. ...
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Women Now Eligible to Join Navy SEALS, Army Special Forces, Marine Corps

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces his Women in Service Review during a press brief at the Pentagon, Dec. 3, 2015. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
National
Beginning January 2016, the U.S. Department of Defense will open "all military occupations and positions to women, without exception." ...
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Health Care Costs for Transgender Military Members Will Be Minimal, Study

Health
A new study found the cost of providing transition-related health care for transgender service members will be minimal after the Pentagon lifts its ban. ...
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Historic Pentagon Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender Pride Month Event

Historic Pentagon Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender Pride Month Event
Official transcript from the Pentagon's first LGBT Pride Month event. ...
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