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February 20, 2013
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  • Sequester cuts "don't have to happen," Obama says
    President Barack Obama stepped up pressure on Congress this week, urging lawmakers to prevent sequestration from taking place March 1. The spending cuts "don't have to happen," Obama said at the White House. "Congress has to act." Obama has called for a combination of tax increases and spending cuts to stop the sequester and blamed Republicans for being unwilling to raise taxes on upper-income Americans or companies. Defense News (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Marine Corps welcomes soon-to-be new mascot
    Chesty, a 9-week-old English bulldog puppy, has arrived at the Marine barracks in Washington, D.C. The pup will be promoted to the rank of Pfc. Chesty XIV on March 29 and replace Sgt. Chesty XIII as the Marine Corps mascot. ABC News (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Reservists at BYU might lose tuition assistance
    Brigham Young University has not yet signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Defense Department, which means reservists at the university might lose access to a $4,500-per-year tuition assistance credit. The Pentagon recommends that reservists find out whether schools they plan to attend have signed the memorandum. The Deseret News (Salt Lake City) (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Md. plan for helping veterans succeed as civilians draws concern
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed legislation that aims to help military veterans obtain professional licenses and convert military experience into college credit. A Pentagon official reportedly referred to the plan as one of the most comprehensive in the nation, but some groups have objected to a provision that would enable veterans to obtain temporary licenses for professions such as nursing until they have become fully licensed. The Baltimore Sun (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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--John Berryman,
American poet and scholar

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