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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter apologized Saturday after an American base worker was arrested over the death of an Okinawa woman, a case that has stoked anger among islanders already upset for decades with the heavy U.S. military presence.

Carter extended “his sincere apologies to the victim’s family and friends” during a telephone conversation with Defense Minister Gen Nakatani, according to the U.S. Defense Department.

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