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'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal: Closing a chapter in history

President Obama signed the landmark repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" Wednesday morning, ending a 17-year ban on gays serving openly in the military.

 
 

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President Obama signs the "don't ask, don't tell" repeal legislation at the Interior Department in Washington.


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