The Marine Corps is delaying a new physical fitness mandate after 55% of female recruits failed to do the minimum of three pull-ups in boot camp last year. Some are questioning what this says about women's role in combat. Others are questioning why the Marines even have a pull-up requirement. Chris Lawrence has the details.
Ashleigh Banfield discussed all of this with former Marine Corps Captains Vernice Armour and Greg Jacob.
Va. state Sen. Creigh Deeds was stabbed multiple times by his son. Gus Deeds was found dead at the scene from a gunshot wound. State police say they are looking at the case as an attempted murder-suicide. Chris Lawrence reports.
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The USS Bainbridge is “within a few hundred yards” of the lifeboat holding Richard Phillips, the kidnapped American captain of the Daemsk Alabama, a US defense official confirms.
The pirates have larger “mother ships” nearby. The Navy is aware of their locations and doing surveillance.
The USS Halyburton, a frigate with choppers and guided missiles, is also “in the area” now, which I took to mean it’s not right there on the scene but is in the general area.
The amphibious USS Boxer, which has choppers and a hospital unit, is still “a day or two away.”
What an amazing difference a few hours makes.
When we first drove into the area around New Orleans' Industrial Canal, the wind and driving rain were just knocking us all around. We saw rolling waves constantly overtopping the walls, spilling over the levees, and the Port of New Orleans was almost completely underwater.
It looked bad.
Then we drove around, further south of where the Industrial intersects the Intracoastal, and saw water shooting out of sections of a flood wall. First thought would be, isn't this how floods start?
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