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Court Ousts Judge, Shaving Order in Fort Hood Case
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- The military judge who ordered the Fort Hood shooting suspect's beard to be forcibly shaved has been thrown off the case. That ruling ends lengthy delays in the trial of the Army officer charged with the 2009 rampage that killed 13 people.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruled Monday that Col. Gregory Gross did not appear impartial while presiding over the case of Maj. Nidal Hasan. Hasan faces the death penalty if convicted in the attack that also injured more than two dozen people.
The court didn't rule on whether Gross' shaving order violated Hasan's religious rights.
Hasan says his beard is a requirement of his Muslim faith, but facial hair violates Army rules.
The court says the command, not the judge, is responsible for enforcing grooming standards.
Posted: Tuesday, December 4 2012, 04:06 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Graduations slated for tornado-ravaged Okla. town
May 25, 2013 09:11 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Graduation ceremonies are set in an Oklahoma community hit hard by a tornado.
Commencement exercises are set for Saturday for the three high schools in Moore. The Oklahoma City suburb was hit by a strong tornado Monday; 24 people died.
The ceremonies for graduates of Westmoore, Southmoore and Moore high schools will each be held at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
The Moore School District canceled its school year after the tornado hit the Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools, but wants graduation ceremonies to go on.
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US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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