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Marines get trained on accepting gay recruits

U.S. military is preparing to allow gays to openly serve, ending a 17-year-old policy commonly known as "don't ask, don't tell." Full story

Marines trained on accepting gay recruits

As the U.S. military prepares to allow gays to openly serve, ending a policy commonly known as "don't ask, don't tell," troops are being trained on the  practicalities of the ban's end. Full story

Ferrell to Conan: Razor will do the Lambada on your face

   Another day, another threat by Will Ferrell to shave off Conan's beard. And darn is it funny. Will the beard come off on May 2nd? We'll have to tune in and see. In other water cooler news, "30 Rock" celebrate its 100th episode, and Marines in Afghanistan are apparently big Britney fans.

Bradley Manning to be moved out of Quantico

   Responding to intense pressure, the Pentagon is moving Bradley Manning, the Army private suspectedof giving classified data to WikiLeaks, from the Marine Corps brig at Quantico-Virginia to the Army prison at Fort Leavenworth, in Kansas. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports.

Woman fights back during purse snatching

   Down to the Wire: From surveillance video of a woman fighting for her purse and sumo wrestlers helping to ease the woes of evacuees in Japan to a report that the Marines are asking for bulletproof underwear, Chris Jansing counts down the day's interesting headlines.

Marines urgently request bulletproof underwear

Usually, when Marines talk about protecting their groin, it involves advice about not having too much fun during shore leave. However, a recent request for 27,500 pairs of "ballistic undergarments" from the Marine Corps looks to hook up leathernecks with something a bit stronger than Trojans — bull Full story

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This NASA photo released February 8, 2012 shows a United States Marine Corps helicopter flying through this scene of the full Moon and the US Capitol on February 7, 2012 from Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. AFP PHOTO/NASA/BILL INGALLS/HANDOUT/RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDAT