Woman Qualifies For Special Forces Training, Could Be The First Female Green Beret

Woman Qualifies For Special Forces Training, Could Be The First Female Green Beret

For the first time since women have been allowed to apply, a woman has passed the initial Special Forces Assessment and Selection process, placing her on the path to become the first female Green Beret.The Army opened special operations jobs to women in 2016 but only one has passed the first stage, a 24-day program designed to push soldiers to the brink of mental and physical exhaustion.

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Woman Qualifies For Special Forces Training, Could Be The First Female Green Beret

Georgia's Stacey Abrams Admits Defeat, Says Kemp Used 'Deliberate' Suppression To Win

Georgia's Stacey Abrams Admits Defeat, Says Kemp Used 'Deliberate' Suppression To Win

Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp greet each other before a debate last month in Atlanta.Republican Brian Kemp will be the next governor of Georgia, with Democrat Stacey Abrams bowing out Friday afternoon. She promised a “major federal lawsuit” against the state over voting practices.

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Georgia's Stacey Abrams Admits Defeat, Says Kemp Used 'Deliberate' Suppression To Win

Fox News pushes Trump administration's bogus claim that CNN's Jim Acosta "placed his hands" on an intern, after judge orders White House to reinstate Acosta's press pass

Fox News pushes Trump administration's bogus claim that CNN's Jim Acosta "placed his hands" on an intern, after judge orders White House to reinstate Acosta's press pass

JON SCOTT (CO-ANCHOR): If you are a little befuddled as to what this is all about, there was a White House press conference right after the election during which the president was speaking, Jim Acosta from CNN got in a very heated exchange with him. A White House intern tried to take away the microphone and there was a little bit of an altercation. The White House said that he actually placed his hands on the intern. That’s open to interpretation. Some saw it as such, some say it was overblown. But the White House pulled his press pass. Now he is getting it back according to this ruling from a federal judge.

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CNBC: Judge orders Trump administration to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House press pass

Previously:

Fox’s Howard Kurtz: It was a “misstep” for the White House to smear Jim Acosta with a “doctored video put out by Infowars”

Fox’s Stuart Varney: “Jim Acosta is a disgrace… He struggled with a young White House intern. It was an awful display, shameful, frankly.” 

Fox Business’ Trish Regan asks attorney to use her background in sexual assault cases to assess CNN’s Jim Acosta’s refusal to give up microphone

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Fox News pushes Trump administration's bogus claim that CNN's Jim Acosta "placed his hands" on an intern, after judge orders White House to reinstate Acosta's press pass

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6784) to provide for removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and providing for proceedings during the period from November 19, 2018, through November 26, 2018. (H Res 1142) – Passage Passed – House

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6784) to provide for removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and providing for proceedings during the period from November 19, 2018, through November 26, 2018. (H Res 1142) – Passage Passed – House

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Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6784) to provide for removal of the gray wolf in the contiguous 48 States from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife published under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and providing for proceedings during the period from November 19, 2018, through November 26, 2018. (H Res 1142) – Passage Passed – House

New Jersey Couple's GoFundMe Campaign To Help Homeless Man 'Was Predicated On a Lie'

New Jersey Couple's GoFundMe Campaign To Help Homeless Man 'Was Predicated On a Lie'

Katelyn McClure, Mark D’Amico and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. were charged with second degree theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception on Thursday. They could get 10 years in prison.


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New Jersey Couple's GoFundMe Campaign To Help Homeless Man 'Was Predicated On a Lie'

How A Lawyer In The CNN Case Saved Me From Being Shut Down On My Beat

How A Lawyer In The CNN Case Saved Me From Being Shut Down On My Beat

NPR’s Nina Totenberg was frozen out at the Justice Department in the early 1980s. Ted Olson, among those defending Jim Acosta over his revoked press pass, got Totenberg back in the loop.

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How A Lawyer In The CNN Case Saved Me From Being Shut Down On My Beat