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Fort Hood Suspect's Beard Case at Appeals Court
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- An Army appeals court is set to hear arguments about an issue that's delaying the murder trial for the suspect in the Fort Hood shooting rampage: his beard.
Maj. Nidal Hasan has appealed the trial judge's order that he must be either clean-shaven or forcibly shaved before his court-martial.
The Army psychiatrist says the order violates his religious rights because his Muslim faith requires him to grow a beard.
The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals at Fort Belvoir in Virginia will hear from government attorneys and Hasan's lawyers Thursday. Government attorneys have said the judge is allowed to enforce the Army rule that prohibits beards.
Hasan faces the death penalty if convicted in the 2009 attack that killed 13 people at the Texas Army post.
Posted: Thursday, October 11 2012, 04:51 AM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
2 infants among 10 kids killed in Oklahoma tornado
May 22, 2013 15:47 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma medical examiner's office says two infants are among 24 people killed by the tornado that ripped across the Oklahoma City area this week.
The office announced Wednesday that it has positively identified 23 of the 24 victims and that 10 of those killed are children.
Among the dead are 4-month-old Case Futrell and 7-month-old Sydnee Vargyas. Both babies died from head injuries.
The eight other children ranged in age from 4 years old to 9 years old. Of those, six were suffocated. The other two died from massive injuries.
All the children have been positively identified. Medical examiner's office spokeswoman Amy Elliott says officials still are trying to contact relatives of eight victims.
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