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News Archives for Dec 25, 2015

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  • Captain Kamal Kalsi, the first Sikh in the US Army, wears his camouflage turban in Times Square on Sept. 14, 2015. (US   Army)
    Pentagon Defers to Services on Letting Sikhs Wear Turbans, Beards
    The Pentagon says individual services will determine whether to accommodate troops' religious grooming and apparel requirements.
  • Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second right, speaks during a meeting of his cabinet ministers in Tokyo on Dec. 22, 2015. The next day, his cabinet approved a record-high military spending plan. (AP photo)
    Japan Cabinet OKs Record Defense Budget Amid China Concern
    Japan's Cabinet approved a record-high military spending plan Dec. 23, endorsing the purchase of US warplanes.
  • An MV-22 Osprey squadron is stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan. A lawsuit has been filed to stop the base's relocation. (Marine Corps/Benjamin Pryer)
    Okinawa Sues Tokyo in Bid to Stop US Base Relocation
    Local authorities on Okinawa filed a lawsuit against Tokyo on Dec. 25 in a bid to stop the relocation of a US air base there.
  • At Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., researchers are bioengineering a replacement penis grown from a patient’s own cells.
    New Science Holds Hope for Veterans with Groin Injuries
    Bioengineering advances in penis replacement could restore creative organ use for some wounded troops.
  • The United States is negotiating its share of the United Nations budget over the next three years. The last official tally of US contributions, in 2010, was estimated at about $7.6 billion. (Dept. of State)
    US Quietly Maneuvers to Cut UN Dues
    There is hope among diplomats that the US can modify the UN's dues system loaded in favor of many poor and not-so-poor countries.