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Fayobserver reports that as of 09012012:  Nearly 11 weeks after a panel of judges heard arguments in Timothy Hennis’ appeal, a decision still has not been made.

El Paso Times reports:  A Beaumont laboratory technician was confronted on Tuesday by a teenage family member who said he had sexually abused her since she was 5 years old.  Sgt. Michael Robertson’s court-martial on charges of sodomy and sexual assault started Tuesday at Fort Bliss. The sodomy charge resulted from an incident in which Robertson allegedly forced his accuser to perform oral sex when she was 5. Robertson pleaded not guilty to all charges and specifications. He faces a life sentence if convicted on the sodomy charge

L.A. Now reports on 09012012:  The court martial at Camp Pendleton of a Marine staff sergeant accused in the deaths of 24 Iraqis in Haditha in 2005 began Monday with sharply contrasting views of the defendant.  While CBS News reports:  A Marine sergeant charged in the biggest criminal case against U.S. troops in the Iraq war made a series of fatal assumptions and lost control of himself when he and his squad killed 24 Iraqis, including unarmed women and children, a military prosecutor said Monday.

Navy Times reports:  The U.S. Coast Guard Academy said Monday that it is kicking out 14 cadets for using synthetic marijuana, a forbidden substance that has stirred concern across the U.S. military.

KCAW reports: That [the Article 32, UCMJ,] investigating officer has recommended dropping the charges against the sole survivor of a 2010 Coast Guard helicopter crash that killed three crewmen from Air Station Sitka.

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