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Two women training to be Army Rangers may reshape military

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  CAMP JAMES E. RUDDER, Fla. — Wearing a cap, sunglasses and a 75-pound rucksack and carrying a 17-pound machine gun, the buzz-cut Army officer quickly traversed a muddy river, pulling on a rope stretched between trees on either bank. After a short break, the soldier shoved a black Zodiac boat into the water for a two-mile paddle with nine other soldiers, one of hundreds of tasks over nine weeks of Ranger School, the top leadership course in the Army. It was hard to tell anything was different about the officer, except when she opened her mouth to ask for...

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