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Exiled Vietnamese Blogger: I’m Not Alone in Pushing for Freedom

A prominent Vietnamese blogger sent into exile in the United States says her reunion with her family after two years in prison is proof she is not alone in speaking for freedom.   Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh was smiling when she emerged from the George Bush International Airport in Houston Wednesday night and was greeted by people, many of them ...

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Ex-USA Gymnastics President Indicted in Texas

Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. In a statement issued late Wednesday night, the Walker County district attorney’s office in Huntsville, Texas, said ...

Pennsylvania priest who molested boys after Mass pleads guilty

Father David Poulson would abuse boys and then make them confess to him, authorities said.

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Hélène Pastor murder: Polish son-in-law sentenced to life

Billionaire Hélène Pastor was shot outside a hospital in 2014 in a crime that stunned France.

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Pakistan Zainab murder: Imran Ali hanged for six-year-old's death

Imran Ali was sentenced to death for the rape and murder that sparked mass protests in January.

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Nigeria midwife murders: Brutal IS tactics rekindle new fears

The execution-style killings of two aid workers raised fears that the Islamist insurgency is far from over.

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Washington Catholic Archdiocese Names 28 Former Clergy Who Committed Abuse 

The Catholic Church in Washington has released the names of 28 former clergy members that it says were "credibly" accused of sexual abuse since 1948. A letter released Monday by the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said the move is "a necessary ...

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Newly Freed Pastor Meets Trump

An American pastor, just after being freed by Turkey following two years in detention, knelt next to the U.S. president in the Oval Office on Saturday afternoon and prayed for Donald Trump to be given "supernatural wisdom." Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Christian, also expressed his appreciation for the strong pressure by the U.S. government on ...

Alleged murders of Khashoggi, Kim show some nations kill with impunity

Hands doused with nerve agent, radioactive tea, a poison dart hidden in an umbrella.

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U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson leaves Turkey after being detained for 2 years

The evangelical cleric was convicted of aiding terrorism but sentenced only to time served. /
Promoter behind Fyre Festival gets jail for the #superfail

Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland who is accused of defrauding investors and attendees out of millions of dollars was sentenced to six years in ...

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Trump to Host US Pastor Freed by Turkish Court

U.S. President Donald Trump said he will meet at the White House Saturday with American pastor Andrew Brunson, who returned to the U.S. after being detained in Turkey for two years. "It will be wonderful to see and meet him," Trump wrote in a ...

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Alaska Natives to Congress: Expand Violence Against Women Act

On his Facebook page, a father grieves the loss of his 10-year-old daughter, whom he had affectionately nicknamed “Dimples.” Her body was found last month in the remote tundra outside of Kotzebue, a northwest Alaska town that has been home to the Inupiat people for centuries. A 41-year-old man from the same community has been charged with her ...

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Lessons After Threats Drive US Black Legislator to Quit

Voters in this very liberal, very white state made Kiah Morris a pioneer when in 2014 they elected her as its first black female legislator. Not long after, another Vermont surfaced: racist threats that eventually forced her to leave office in fear and frustration. After she won the Democratic primary for re-election to the state legislature in ...

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Pope Francis Accepts Cardinal Wuerl's Resignation

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl who has been implicated in the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the Roman Catholic Church. Earlier this year, Wuerl replaced Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the ...

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Judge Wants Sentencing for Manafort Before Cooperation Ends

The judge in one of Paul Manafort's criminal cases threw a wrench Thursday into special counsel Robert Mueller's plans for the former Trump campaign ...

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6-month Sentence for man who Sold Bank Accounts to Russians

A California man will serve six months in prison for unwittingly helping the Russian campaign to disrupt the 2016 presidential elections.   A ...

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Guatemala ex-VP Roxana Baldetti jailed in 'Magic Water' scandal

Roxana Baldetti, Guatemala's first female vice-president, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. /
Black Pennsylvania man acquitted on all charges after killing racist outside of bar

A black man, who stood accused in a homicide which spawned from a racial conflict that started when one man refused to shake another’s hand, is free after a jury decided he was not at fault. Stephen Spencer, 31, said he feared for his life outside of a bar in Pittston, Pa., after he and […] The post Black Pennsylvania man acquitted on ...

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Booba and Kaaris: French rappers sentenced over airport brawl

Booba and Kaaris escape prison with a €50,000 fine for their fight which shut down Orly airport. /
Pennsylvania to toughen gun laws in domestic violence cases

Pennsylvania lawmakers on Wednesday passed the first anti-violence legislation in more than a decade that deals directly with firearms. The post ... /
Cosby lawyers, refusing to give up, seek overturn of sentence

Lawyers for disgraced actor Bill Cosby are asking a Pennsylvania court to overturn his conviction on sexual assault charges. The motion, filed by ...

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Most Googled Health Concerns in Each US State

Many Americans turn to "Dr. Google" for answers to health problems. In other words, they search the internet via Google for insight into their ...

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Brazil elections: Why are there so many murders?

Violent crime is a key issue for voters at the forthcoming presidential and national elections.

Man who punched woman sentenced to 6 months

A man has been sentenced to six months in prison for punching a woman in the face in Paris when she told him to "shut up" after she said he sexually harassed her, a spokesman for the Paris prosecutor told CNN on Thursday.

DNA links 3 murders to serial killer who died in 1999

"He is a serial rapist and a serial killer, but no more," New Madrid County, Missouri, Sheriff Terry Stevens said.

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Former Argentine President Acquitted of Arms Smuggling

Carlos Menem had been sentenced by a lower court to seven years in prison on charges of smuggling weapons to Ecuador and Croatia.

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