Front Line: The U.S. military is lifting its ban on women serving in the combat roles. Reuters reports that this is the second social barrier lifted by the military since the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell in 2011.
Testify: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before Congress Wednesday, defending her actions before and after the attack on the U.S.'s Libyan diplomatic compound that killed four Americans. The New York Times reports that Clinton testified before Senate and House committees. "As I have said many times, I take responsibility, and nobody is more committed to getting this right," she said.
Come at me, bro: North Korea said Thursday that it intends to undertake nuclear tests and launch long-range missles, both of which are to provoke a confrontation with the U.S. CNN reports.
Hit the Road, Jack: A D.C. judge has barred a protestor from setting foot in the district after he was protesting in a tree during the inauguration Monday. The Washington Post reports that it has set off a debate over freedom of speech.