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> Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:02:07 -0400
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> Some Fort Hood survivors find Hasan’s beard a mockery
> http://www.stripes.com/some-fort-hood-survivors-find-hasan-s-beard-a-mockery-1.194862?localLinksEnabled=false
> That something as banal as facial hair is stalling justice in the Fort Hood shooting case is frustrating some of the families of the victims. >
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> Some Navy ships now staying in Hampton Roads
> http://www.stripes.com/news/navy/some-navy-ships-now-staying-in-hampton-roads-1.194890?localLinksEnabled=false
> Navy ships in Hampton Roads that haven’t already headed to sea in advance of Hurricane Sandy are now being ordered to stay in port, the Navy said Saturday morning. >
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> A big brother, fond memories come home after 66 years
> http://www.stripes.com/news/air-force/a-big-brother-fond-memories-come-home-after-66-years-1.194887?localLinksEnabled=false
> Franklin Cassell watched with his two sisters as the honor guard pulled the flag-draped casket from the airliner’s cargo ramp and moved toward the hearse waiting on the tarmac at Richmond International Airport. Big brother Billy was coming home at last. >
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> Army Corps of Engineers can’t produce $1 billion of fuel receipts in Iraq
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/army-corps-of-engineers-can-t-produce-1-billion-of-fuel-receipts-in-iraq-1.194817?localLinksEnabled=false
> The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cannot produce about $1 billion of receipts for fuel and other supplies it bought in Iraq using Iraqi money, a government investigation has found. The total amount of funds unaccounted for has now reached a staggering $7 billion, officials say — and they warn that the Iraqi government is likely to demand at least some of that money back. >
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> Stable in its instability, Lebanon unlikely to see Syria-like violence
> http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/iraq/stable-in-its-instability-lebanon-unlikely-to-see-syria-like-violence-1.194904?localLinksEnabled=false
> Despite speculation that a recent assassination would drive this small country back to the communal violence of the civil war that wracked it for more than a decade, such a descent remains unlikely. >
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> Navy sending fewer ship mattresses to landfills
> http://www.stripes.com/news/navy/navy-sending-fewer-ship-mattresses-to-landfills-1.194777?localLinksEnabled=false
> When the USS Enterprise returns home from its final deployment, one of the first items that will be stripped from the aircraft carrier will be the thousands of mattresses its sailors have worn out over the past few years. But unlike other ships the Navy has decommissioned, these mattresses won’t be heading to a local landfill following the Dec. 1 inactivation. >
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> USS Crommelin retired in Pearl Harbor ceremony
> http://www.stripes.com/news/navy/uss-crommelin-retired-in-pearl-harbor-ceremony-1.194883?localLinksEnabled=false
> The ongoing evolution of the U.S. Navy came to Pearl Harbor today with the first of two frigate decommissionings — a class of warship being replaced by new littoral combat ships. >
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> Absentee ballots for Afghanistan may have been burned in crash
> http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/afghanistan/absentee-ballots-for-afghanistan-may-have-been-burned-in-crash-1.194773?localLinksEnabled=false
> Federal officials say that absentee ballots being sent to U.S. military serving in Afghanistan may have been burned in a plane crash. >
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> Japan woefully vulnerable to cyber-attack
> http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/japan-woefully-vulnerable-to-cyber-attack-1.194886?localLinksEnabled=false
> According to a 2012 white paper on information security published by the Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japanese companies need 22,000 more people to engage in cybersecurity. Much worse, of 230,000 cybersecurity specialists at companies, more than 60 percent of them need additional training to keep up with the ever-evolving range of attacks. >
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> Baltimore VA Medical Center expands inward
> http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/veterans-benefits/baltimore-va-medical-center-expands-inward-1.194888?localLinksEnabled=false
> Landlocked in downtown Baltimore and unable to bear the weight of more floors, the Baltimore VA Medical Center has expanded inward. >
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