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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Political updates from Columbia, Jeff City and Washington by The Maneater's political reporters.

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repealed by Senate

The Senate voted 65-31 to repeal the military's "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy on Saturday. This vote marked the end of the military’s 17-year policy of banning openly gay and lesbian service members from the military.

Eight Republicans and one Independent joined Democrats to vote for the repeal, which required a simple majority to pass. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., voted to repeal the policy, but Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., voted to uphold it.

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