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Issues to be resolved at Fort Hood suspect hearing

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - An Army psychiatrist charged with gunning down fellow soldiers in a deadly 2009 attack at Fort Hood is to appear at a hearing less than two weeks before he goes on trial.

A military judge is to rule on pending matters Thursday in Maj. Nidal Hasan's case. They include whether to allow certain evidence to be presented during his court-martial.

The matters have been on hold since last month, when Hasan asked to serve as his own attorney less than a week before jury selection. His request was granted.

Jury selection is now set to start July 9. Testimony could begin as early as Aug. 6.

Hasan faces the death penalty or life without parole if convicted in the rampage that left 13 dead and nearly three dozen wounded.

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