1. Military Sexual Assault Prosecution Reform Likely To Pass Congress NPR 13:55

The reform deal is one of many parts of this year’s annual defense spending bill, the National Defense Authorization Act, which also includes raises for service members and a boost to federal firefighter benefits. A deal to fund the rest of the government remains elusive. Congress is expected to pass a stop-gap measure this week in order to provide time for negotiations to continue.

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