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A former soldier was convicted on Tuesday of sexually abusing a minor while on base Fort Polk, Louisiana.

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Staff Sgt. Jacob Hess. Photo courtesy of 1st Special Forces Command.

A training accident at Fort Polk on Wednesday resulted in the death of one Army Special Operations Command soldier and the injury of 12 others, the Army announced.

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A gynecologist who ran into trouble in Colorado for painting a patient’s vagina with purple dye no longer works at Fort Polk, Louisiana, said Maura Fitch, a spokeswoman for Army Medical Command.

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Editor’s Note: This article by Matthew Cox originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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Sunday night at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana received a call stating that a woman was driving around with a dead body in her trunk.

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There’s been a lot of anxiety and emotion surrounding the Confederate monuments issue, especially now after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. City mayors have begun to take steps to remove the controversial statues. But statues in cities aren’t the only tangible monuments to these sometimes-revered, sometimes-reviled rebels. We know that U.S. Army installations across the Southern United States are named for Confederate generals; the question no one seems to answer is why.

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