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Wichita, Kan. — The highest U.S. military court’s reversal of a Kansas airman’s aggravated assault conviction for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita will effectively end such prosecutions in the armed forces, his attorney said.

The Army has decided to award the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting with a Purple Heart, Texas Rep. John Carter said in a statement.

The issue has always been contentious, because the Army has always maintained the incident, in which Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire and killed 13 people, amounted to workplace violence.

SAN ANTONIO  — A jury has found an Air Force sergeant guilty of twice raping a recruit he was training two decades ago at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

The San Antonio Express-News reported that the jury on Thursday also found Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Silva guilty in a February 2007 rape of a woman, another member of the military, in Wyoming. During sentencing, he could get up to life in prison without parole.

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The gunman who went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009 may get a new attorney to handle his appeals, a step that could delay the complicated appellate process further.

Nidal Hasan has been on death row since his 2012 conviction for the attack at Fort Hood that killed 13 people.

Military judge Col. Tara Osborn presided over a hearing Thursday morning at Fort Leavenworth to address issues concerning Hasan’s appeals process. Those issues included the matter of Hasan’s legal representation.

FORT WORTH — Fort Hood did not have a system in place that could have anticipated a deadly rampage last April that left four soldiers dead and 16 wounded, according to a U.S. Army report released Friday.

There were no clear warnings that Spc. Ivan Lopez would go on a two-block shooting spree before killing himself on April 2, the report concluded. It also said Lopez’s supervisors would have had difficulty recognizing any personal problems leading up to the attack.

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