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Today The Huffington Post published an article titled “Military Sexual Assaults Spike Despite Efforts To Combat Epidemic.”
The article’s author Molly O’Toole writes:
Sexual assaults occurred at an average of more than 70 per day in the United States military during 2012, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Today the Pew Research Global Attitudes project released a report titled “On Eve of Elections, a Dismal Public Mood in Pakistan.”
The overview reads:
As Pakistan prepares for national elections, the country’s public mood is exceedingly grim. Roughly nine-in-ten Pakistanis believe the country is on the wrong track, and about eight-in-ten say the economy is in poor shape.
Meanwhile, concerns about extremist groups have increased markedly. More than nine-in-ten Pakistanis describe terrorism as a very big problem, and about half now say the Taliban is a very serious threat to their country. For the first time since the Pew Research Center began polling on these issues, the Taliban is essentially considered as big a threat to Pakistan as longtime rival India.
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Today The Associated Press published an article titled “Colorado Shootings Suspect to Enter Insanity Plea.”
The article reads:
Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in a Colorado movie theater say he wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.
Attorneys for James Holmes said in a court filing Tuesday they plan to formally ask for the change of plea at a May 13 hearing.
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