Marisa Peñaloza

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Sexual Violence Victims Say Military Justice System Is 'Broken'

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Myla Haider took a roundabout route to becoming an agent in the Army's Criminal Investigation Command, or CID. Wars kept interrupting her training.

"My commander wanted to take me to Iraq as the intelligence analyst for the battalion, so I gave up my seat in CID school," Haider says.

She ...

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Off The Battlefield, Military Women Face Risks From Male Troops

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dora Hernandez gave a decade of her life to the U.S. Navy and the Army National Guard, but some of the dangers surprised her.

"The worst thing for me is that you don't have to worry about the enemy, you have to worry about your own soldiers," she says.

Sitting ...

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Women In Combat, And The Price They Pay

Monday, March 18, 2013

America has been debating the role of women in combat since 1779.

That's when the Continental Congress first awarded a military disability pension to Mary Corbin after she manned a cannon in the Revolutionary War at the battle of Fort Washington in New York. Corbin got only half the pension ...

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Female Soldiers Face Tough Switch From Front Lines To Homefront

Sunday, March 17, 2013

In a series of reports this week, NPR's Quil Lawrence looks at some of the most pressing challenges facing America's nearly 2 million female veterans. Like men, they often need assistance in finding jobs, dealing with PTSD and reintegrating into their families. And all too often, women say their military ...

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For Ex-Felons, Limited Rights Mean A Future On Hold

Monday, October 22, 2012

Like many other former felons in Florida, Vikki Hankins has spent years trying to regain civil rights like the right to vote or serve on a jury. And while she dreams of going to law s...

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