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Retired Air Force Technical Sgt. Jennifer Norris, left, with Protect Our Defenders, waits with her husband Lee Norris to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on sexual misconduct by basic training instructors at Lackland Air Force Base. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Copyright 2013, The Associated Press

Air Force general calls sex assaults a 'cancer'

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Likening sexual assault in the Air Force's ranks to a cancer, the service's top officer resolved Wednesday to tackle the problem by screening personnel more carefully and putting an end to bad behaviors like binge drinking that can lead to misconduct.

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