Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Contestants Compete for Miss USA; Trump No Longer Involved

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Contestants Compete for Miss USA; Trump No Longer Involved

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LAS VEGAS * The newly crowned Miss USA is a 26-year-old Army officer from the District of Columbia who gave perhaps the strongest answer of the night when asked about women in combat.

"As a woman in the United States Army, I think ... we are just as tough as men. As a commander of my unit, I'm powerful, I am dedicated," Deshauna Barber said. "Gender does not limit us in the United States."

As the winner of Sunday's 2016 Miss USA competition held at the T- Mobile Arena off the Las Vegas Strip, Barber will go on to compete in the Miss Universe contest.

Coming in second was Miss Hawaii, who punted during the question- and-answer segment when asked whom she would vote for among the likely presidential candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton or former pageant owner Donald Trump, a Republican. …

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