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Publication Date

5-25-2010

Twitter Search Words

don't, ask, don't, tell

Search Start Date

2010-05-25

Search End Date

2010-05-27

Abstract

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

07:44 PM EDT Monday, May 24, 2010

President Obama has agreed to a compromise between lawmakers and the Defense Department that removes a key obstacle to the repeal of the military's 17-year-old ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the armed forces.

There are two more breaking news stories in the Washington Post as congress begins to act

06:43 PM EDT Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 16 to 12 Thursday to repeal the controversial policy banning openly gay men and lesbians from serving in the military.

10:12 PM EDT Thursday, May 27, 2010

The House has voted to repeal the Pentagon's policy of "don't ask don't tell," which bars openly gay men and lesbians from serving in the military.

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