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Citadel Picks Female Cadet’s Father

The father of one of the two remaining female cadets at The Citadel was named commandant of cadets on Monday.

Retired Army Brig. Gen. Emory Mace, a Citadel graduate who once taught Reserve Officer Training Corps courses at the state military college, will begin overseeing military activities on Feb. 24.

Mace’s daughter, Nancy, was one of four women who entered the formerly all-male school this fall after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a similar men-only admissions policy at the Virginia Military Institute was unconstitutional.

Two of the women, Kim Messer and Jeanie Mentavlos, alleged they were harassed and hazed, with their clothes set afire and cleanser put into their mouths. They did not return to school after the holiday break.

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Early exit polls show strong support to lift Ireland ban on abortion

UPDATED: 3:05 p.m.

Ireland’s referendum Friday represented more than a vote on whether to end the country’s strict abortion ban. It was a battle for the very soul of a traditionally conservative Roman Catholic nation that has seen a wave of liberalization in recent years.