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“Every time I tried to tell the truth…I was shut down”

MSNBC reports:

Last year, a Pentagon report estimated that there were approximately 26,000 instances of unwanted sexual contact in fiscal year 2012. Only a few thousand of those instances were reported, and only 302 cases ever made it to trial.

The issue has plagued all branches of the armed forces for decades, and while Congress has passed historic changes toward addressing the issue, senators like Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., want to dramatically alter the way sexual assault cases are handled.

The Senate on Wednesday came to a deal that would bring competing proposals from both senators up for a vote likely within the next two weeks, NBC News reports.

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