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November 4th, 2011
03:59 PM ET

America’s 'G.I. Janes' join commando units

For the first time, women are joining the U.S. military's elite commando units. They're still not allowed to serve in front-line combat units, but they  can go into secured compounds in Afghanistan and help villagers after raids. Their role is critical: They're providing help for Afghan women, and searching them for weapons - something male soldiers struggle to do. The training is rigorous, and the troops are determined.  "It's being sort of acknowledged that women can operate at this level," Army Staff Sgt. Danielle Bayer said.

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Engage: The rise of Hannibal Buress; Muslims save Jewish bagel bakery
Comedian Hannibal Buress: "One of the fastest rising comics working today."
November 4th, 2011
11:52 AM ET

Engage: The rise of Hannibal Buress; Muslims save Jewish bagel bakery

Engage with news and opinions from around the web about under-reported, untold stories from undercovered communities.

Round-up: What women say Herman Cain did
“Herman Cain repeatedly insisted that a junior female employee go home with him while they were out with other National Restaurant Association employees one night, according to The New York Times and Politico. The reports offer the most details so far of what the Republican presidential candidate was accused of, and they're very different from the only comments Cain has made about what lead to the complaints, an innocent gesture in which he told one woman she was the same height as his wife.” - The Atlantic     Also see: Pro-Cain group attacks media over controversy

Census: More young adults living with parents
“The U.S. Census Bureau released a study on Thursday that tracks living situations for this demographic from 1983 through 2011. According to the  data set, entitled 'America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2011,' the number of 25 to 34 year olds living with mom and dad has risen among both sexes since 2005:  the number of young men living with parents is up from 14% to 19% and the number of young women is up from 8% to 10%.” - Forbes

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