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Army officer Deshauna Barber wins Miss USA title

Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber was crowned Miss USA Sunday night in Las Vegas.

Barber is a 26-year-old Army officer who fielded a question about women in combat. As a member of the military, Barber said she believes "we are just as tough as men. As a commander of my unit, I'm powerful, I am dedicated. Gender does not limit us in the United States." Miss Georgia Emanii Davis was second runner-up and Miss Hawaii Chelsea Hardin was runner-up. Barber will now compete in the Miss Universe pageant.