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Veterans are prized recruits as congressional candidates

Aug. 22, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — With midterm election season rapidly approaching, Republicans and Democrats have something in common when it comes to recruiting candidates they hope will deliver majorities in Congress: a preference for military veterans. Both parties anticipate a...

Indonesia's army stops 'virginity tests' on female recruits

Aug. 12, 2021 04:39 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Human rights groups welcomed Indonesia's decision to stop abusive “virginity tests” on female army recruits seven years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Andika Perkasa...

Colombian tribunal: Guerrillas recruited 18,600 children

Aug. 10, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian tribunal that investigates war crimes on Tuesday said the country’s largest guerrilla group recruited at least 18,600 children into its ranks between 1996 and 2016, when it made peace with the government. The Special Jurisdiction...