30 Aug '14, 6am

#FortHood shooter Nidal Hasan pens letter asking to be a citizen of #IslamicState:

Former Army Maj. Nidal Hasan Related Fort Hood mourns again after shooting The lives of the three soldiers killed in the mass shooting last week were defined by their love for the Army, and their last moments were defined by their love for their comrades, President Barack Obama said Wednesday at a memorial service in their honor. Hasan sentenced to death for Fort Hood massacre The man who killed 13 people and wounded 31 others in the worst mass shooting at a U.S. military base in modern history has been sentenced to death. SAN ANTONIO — Nidal Hasan, the former Army psychiatrist condemned to death in the killings of 13 people at Fort Hood, has asked to become a citizen of the Islamic State. Hasan, who said he was on jihad the day he opened up on soldiers in a crowded deployment center on the Texas post, wrote a letter to Fox News saying he wanted to join the terrorist organ...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/fort-hood-shooter-nidal-hasan...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Aug '14, 2pm

Today’s image is the answer to Earth Observatory’s August Puzzler. Since the Mercury missions of the early 1960s, astronau...