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Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master. Pemberton, 19, is accused of killing Jennifer Laude, a 26-year-old Filipino, in a motel room Oct. 11 in the city of Olongapo. He was initially been held on a U. S. Navy warship at the Subic of...

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