January 3rd, 2014
07:37 PM ET

Marines delay female fitness test after half fail pull-ups requirements

The U.S. Marine corps has delayed its deadline for new physical requirements after less than half of female recruits could not do the required minimum of three pull-ups.

The new standard was meant to take effect on January 1st, but now the announcement is raising new questions about whether women should even be serving in combat.

CNN's Chris Lawrence has more.

Filed under: Military • News
January 3rd, 2014
07:23 PM ET

Obama administration appeals ruling on NSA spy program

The Justice Department filed an appeal Thursday to keep the National Security Agency's controversial spy program up and running, after a federal judge called its constitutionality into question.

Top-secret court renews NSA snooping at critical point

The surveillance program, which collects daily phone records from millions of Americans was renewed today through March.

But the legality of the program will be debated for quite some time and could ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court.

OutFront: CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

Filed under: Justice • News • NSA • NSA Leaker Edward Snowden
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