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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 18, 2009
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(Studio: Ann Curry) Report introduced.

(Savannah, Georgia: Thanh Truong) The difficult choices facing parents in the military examined; details given about possible disciplinary action against Army Spc. Alexis Hutchinson††, a single mother who refused to deploy to Afghanistan because she has no one to care for her son; statistics on single parents who are active duty soldiers cited. [Hutchinson’s mother Angelique HARRIS†- comments.] [Hutchinson’s attorney Rai Sue SUSSMAN†- notes mothers are told they have to abandon their baby for 12 months.] [CWO Jennifer HAKEMAN†- says you are pulled between your sense of duty and your role as a parent.]

Curry, Ann;
Truong, Thanh

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