U.s. Military Court Rules Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Must Shave

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A U.S. military court ruled on Thursday that Fort Hood shooting suspect Major Nidal Hasan must shave his beard, which he says he grew because of his Muslim faith, before appearing for court-martial on murder charges connected to the 2009 rampage.

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