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Obama Reconsiders Gays in the Military

Obama's asking, but it's anybody's guess what they'll tell him: The White House confirmed on Tuesday that President Obama is consulting military advisers on how to remove the ban on gays serving openly in the military. The administration declined to specify whether the ban could be lifted immediately, or whether Obama is calling for a longer term, in-depth study. The announcement makes good on an Obama campaign promise but doesn't lock him into pushing the controversial idea into action any time soon, the Associated Press reports.