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7 min ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released

A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, State Prisons

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence

The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.

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Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, Arapahoe County, CO

Evening Sun

Questions, answers about use of force by police

The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

WTVR Richmond

Agency declares Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl prisoner swap

The Pentagon broke federal law by exchanging five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt.

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Related Topix: Guantanamo Bay, US Military, US Army, Fort Sam Houston, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

CNN

On race, Obama and Holder hone their messages

They are the nation's first African-American President and attorney general, so Barack Obama and Eric Holder always were going to face extra scrutiny over their approach to racially charged issues.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Ferguson, MO

Seattle Times

China tries 5 accused cult members for murder

Five people stood trial Thursday in the beating death of a woman at a McDonald's restaurant in eastern China who reportedly refused to join their anti-Communist Christian sect -- a high-profile crime that led to a wave of arrests of cult suspects.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia,

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Emmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies

If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Drama, Comedy, Opinion

The Daily Star

Freed activist won't stop 14-year hunger strike

NEW DELHI: India's most famous prisoner of conscience has walked free after nearly 14 years in jail but vowed to continue the hunger strike that landed her in prison for attempted suicide, her brother said Thursday.

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Related Topix: India, World News

Press-Telegram

Southern California lawmakers condemn killing of American journalist James Foley

Federal lawmakers representing the Southland on Wednesday condemned the execution of American freelance journalist James Foley, saying his murder shows the true colors of the al-Qaida offshoot known as the Islamic State that has taken control of large swaths of Iraq and neighboring Syria.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Howard McKeon, Brad Sherman, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Schiff, Democrat, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Burbank, CA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Spy agency improperly handled some information about Canadians: watchdog

The new Communications Security Establishment Canada complex is pictured in Ottawa on October 15, 2013.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,

Brandon Sun

Mexico: 14 police on trial for shooting attack on US Embassy vehicle outside capital in 2012

Fourteen former federal police officers have gone on trial on charges of using excessive force in a 2012 shooting attack that wounded two CIA agents, Mexico's national security commissioner said Wednesday.

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WTEN-TV Albany

Drug czar promotes treatment, tells personal story

MINOT, N.D. - As the nation's drug czar continues to warn people about the potential death and destruction from substance abuse, he's also encouraging them to tell their stories about treatment and recovery.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Minot, ND, US Politics, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US News, US Senate

Fox News

American journalist killed in Syria had foreshadowed the pain his death would cause his family

In 2011, just after he was released from the Libyan prison where he'd been held for six weeks, James Foley acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world's most dangerous places, soberly conceding that a mistake could mean death.

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Related Topix: Journalism

Manchester Journal

Rapper Gucci Mane sentenced on federal gun charge

Rapper Gucci Mane was sentenced Wednesday to serve three years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge several months ago.

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CBS Local

Gang Member Gets 30 Years Jail For 2 Slayings

A North Texas man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his part in the gang-related gunfire that killed two people and hurt two others in 2012.

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Related Topix: Fort Worth, TX

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Lawsuit alleges sex assault by accused Md. doctor

A suspended western Maryland physician at the center of a licensing scandal and facing molestation charges now has been hit with a lawsuit saying that he sexually assaulted a second female patient.

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Related Topix: Sex Scandal, Rawlings, MD, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Allegany County, MD

Cybercast News Service

Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US

Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United States as a land of inequality and brutal police tactics.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, China

Monterey County Herald

Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson

Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could - by telling his own family story.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, University of Alabama, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WRAL.com

In 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges

What followed, according to investigative documents obtained by The Associated Press, was a quick punch back from the guard that put Ramirez on the floor.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Life, Self Defense, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Columbus man gets 10 years in prison for teen sex charge

A Columbus man at the center of a years-long web of extortion, prostitution and child pornography charges will spend 10 years in prison and the rest of his life under the supervision of the state.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Muscogee County, GA, Chattahoochee County, GA, Fort Benning, GA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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