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Priest sues Defense Department for banning services at Navy submarine base during government shutdown

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A Roman Catholic priest has filed a lawsuit against Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus after government officials threatened to arrest him if he fulfilled his duties as a military chaplain during the government shutdown. Father Ray Leonard serves as Catholic pastor for the U.S. Navy's submarine base at Kings Bay, Ga., near the Georgia-Florida line. He is a civilian who...

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