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Tuesday, June 4, 2013


9:20 p.m. – Peter Moore, editor, Men’s Health

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Baby boomer generation seeing increase in suicides



8:20 p.m. – Frank Fumich, local extreme marathon runner

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Ran from D.C. to Boston to raise money for Boston Marathon victims



7:30 p.m. Dr. Nora Bensahel, Center for a New American Security deputy director of studies and senior fellow

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Military chain of command failed to address sex assault in past



7:20 p.m. Gerri Detwiler, credit.com

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Tips for lending money to family



6:20 p.m. Juana Summer, defense reporter for POLITICO

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Military brass outraged over sex assaults, but oppose taking discipline out of chain of command



5:50 p.m. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

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Hearings start on legislation to address sex assaults in the military



4:40 p.m. Ali Velshi, Al Jazeera America host

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Markets come roaring back after recession



3:50 p.m. – Role of women in protests in Turkey

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Steve Dorsey, CBS reporter in Instabul



3:10 p.m. – Jen Chaney, movies, TV writer for Esquire and New York Magazine’s Vulture

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Is binge-watching the wave of the future for TV?


Wednsday is National Running Day

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WTOP’s Bob Madigan reports


12:51 p.m. – Dave Ross, commentator

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The IRS hearings could save us all


Why weaker mosquitoes are not good for you

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WTOP’s Kristi King reports



12:20 p.m. – Petula Dvorak, local columnist, Washington Post

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Military brass testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee



10:50 a.m. – John Grey, relationship expert

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Advice for a successful trip with your significant other



Data Doctors

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3-D printers have arrived



8:30 a.m. – Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.

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Legislation to protect victims of sexual assault


8:20 a.m. – John King, chief national correspondent, CNN

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Fifth hearing before Congress on IRS scandal


7:50 a.m. – Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va.

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No evidence higher-ups at IRS involved in scandal


7:35 a.m. – Bob Beckel and Cal Thomas, commentators

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IRS scandal: Are Republicans reaching too far?


6:50 a.m. – Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post congressional reporter

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Groups targeted by IRS to testify before House Ways and Means committee


Trina McDonald (Getty Images)

A documentary, "The Invisible War," told the stories of several women assaulted while serving in the military, including Trina McDonald, center. She is seen here with the film’s director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The issue of sexual assault in the military goes before the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday.

The Military Justice Improvement Act calls for the prosecution of military sexual assaults to occur in the military more like it does in the civilian community. Under military rules convictions now can be overruled and dismissed by senior officers.

A petition with more than 200,000 signatures supporting the changes will be presented to Congress by sexual assault victim Trina McDonald.

Under current military “chain-of-command” rules, McDonald she says couldn’t report the violent attacks that made her fear for her life because the people to whom she would have had to report the rapes were the same ones she says were responsible.

A Pentagon report estimates 26,000 women and men were sexually assaulted in the military last year.

McDonald spoke to WTOP about the need for the change.

6:20 a.m. – Trina McDonald, survivor of military sexual abuse

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Changes needed in investigating military sexual assaults


Mini outbreak of measles serves as reminder to get booster shots

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WTOP’s Kristi King reports.


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