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A jury found a Lackland Air Force Base instructor guilty on all charges of sexual misconduct, with two modifications, late tonight. Staff Sgt. Luis Walker is accused of preying on female trainees in a broad military sex abuse scandal. Closing arguments in Staff Sgt. Luis Walker's trial were held today. Walker faced 28 counts, including rape and aggravated sexual assault involving at least 10 women in basic training.
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Texas House Democrat Eiland won't seek re-election
May 23, 2013 01:21 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Veteran Democratic Rep. Craig Eiland of Galveston says he won't seek re-election.
His voice cracking, Eiland addressed the House late Wednesday and said he wants to spend more time with his wife and children, and be a better lawyer.
Eiland said he first came to the Legislature 20 years ago as a bachelor. He said that's why his spending so many hours away from home as a lawmaker is the only life his family has ever known.
He said working with so many first-term and second-term representatives has him convinced "we're in good shape for the future," but added of the younger legislators: "Some of them are crazy."
Eiland also noted that bipartisanship and multiculturalism will drive Texas' future.
His announcement drew a standing ovation and hugs from his colleagues.
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Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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