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Former Naval Academy football player faces sexual assault trial

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former Naval Academy football player goes on trial on Tuesday on charges of sexually assaulting a female midshipman in a case that has focused attention on the spate of sexual misconduct in the U.S. military. Midshipman Joshua Tate, a junior from Nashville, Tennessee,…

FCC votes to lower costly prison telephone rates — effective immediately

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Friday to reduce prison telephone rates that had made it far more expensive for prison inmates to make phone calls than it is outside prison walls. The commission voted 2-1 to reduce interstate phone rates for inmates…