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Controversial Indian spiritual guru sentenced to life in prison for murder

A controversial Indian spiritual guru has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2002 murder of a journalist who helped expose the sexual abuse of women within his sect.

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US House to Probe Report Trump Directed Lawyer to Lie to Congress

The Democratic chairmen of two House committees pledged Friday to investigate a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress about negotiations over a real estate project in Moscow during the 2016 election. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said "we will do what's necessary to ...

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After cover-up trial, police officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald to be sentenced

A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of Laquan McDonald‘s death proved that Chicago police officers tried to stage a cover-up ...

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Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman's relative

Prosecutors say 33-year-old Lamar Davenport stabbed his girlfriend E'Dena Hines multiple times in August 2015 while under the influence of alcohol ...

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The man whose life depends on a Canada-China standoff

Pale and grim-faced, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg sat stoically as he listened to a Chinese court sentence him to death on Monday. He had already been ...

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Ex Trump Lawyer Cohen Paid Man to Rig Online Polls

President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen admitted Thursday that he paid a man in 2015 to rig online opinion polls to favor Trump as he ...

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Iran State TV’s English Channel Says Anchorwoman Held in US

A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television’s English-language service has been arrested after flying into the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday. U.S. law enforcement agencies did not immediately respond to requests for ...

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Hadiya Pendleton: Gunman sentenced to 84 years for teen's death

Micheail Ward lashes out at prosecutors in court as he is sent to prison for the shooting.

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Baltimore Church Leaders Handing Over Files Amid Abuse Probe

The Catholic archdiocese in Baltimore has delivered over 50,000 internal files to Maryland's top law enforcement official amid an investigation into child sex abuse and are in the process of handing over more, church leaders announced Tuesday. Archbishop William Lori described the clergy sex abuse scourge that's been rocking the church as a ...

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Hadiya Pendleton’s killer sentenced to 84 years in prison

After six years, the man who fired the shots that killed 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton in 2013 was sentenced to 84 years in prison in a Chicago ...

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Trudeau expresses ‘extreme concern’ after Canadian sentenced to death on drug charges in China

The Canadian prime minister called new sentence for Robert Lloyd Schellenberg “arbitrary.” 

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Cesare Battisti: Ex-militant extradited by Bolivia arrives in Italy

Cesare Battisti, wanted for four murders, arrives in Rome after being arrested in Bolivia.

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State wants pension of man convicted of shooting at Black teen looking for directions to school

State officials want to garnish the pension of a suburban Detroit man, who was sentenced to prison for firing a gun at a Black teen who was looking for directions to school. —PHOTOS: Issa Rae, Angela Bassett, Regina King, and more looks from the Critics’ Choice Awards— Jeffrey Zeigler was sentenced to four-to-10 years in […] The ...

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Maryland man sentenced to 195 years in Police Shooting

A Maryland man who claims that he was attempt “suicide by cop” when he opened fire on a police station was convicted of murder and sentenced to nearly 200 years in prison on Thursday. Michael Deandre Ford, along with his two brothers, Elijah and Malik, drove to the police station in Palmer Park, Md. On […] The post Maryland man sentenced to ...

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Pennsylvania priest gets up to 14 years in prison for molesting two boys

“I am sorry for the actions I committed,” the priest, who admitted the molestation, told the court, according to a local outlet. “They were both criminal and sins."

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Myanmar Court Upholds Convictions of Two Reuters Journalists

U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo, who documented mass killings of civilians, were sentenced to seven years in what appears to have been a police setup.

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Owner of S. Korean revenge porn site jailed

The co-owner of a South Korean revenge porn site was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday, as women in the East Asian country continue to push ...

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DNA clears accused Golden State Killer of 1975 murder

A convicted sex offender, Oscar Clifton, was convicted of kidnapping, attempted rape and murder. He was sentenced to life in prison and died there in 2013.

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US House Democrats to Test Republicans on Trump's Wall Demand

As a partial U.S. government shutdown entered its 19th day, Democrats on Wednesday were set to test Republicans' resolve in backing President Donald Trump's drive to build a wall on the border with Mexico, which has sparked an impasse over agency funding. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats, who took control of ...

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Ohio man sentenced in brutal attack against DeAndre Harris during Charlottesville rally

An Ohio man who beat up a Black man inside a Charlottesville parking garage during the infamous “Unite The Right” Rally in August in 2017 was sentenced to nearly four years in prison on Monday. Daniel Patrick Borden appeared in the city’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court – the Charlottesville Circuit Court undergoing renovations—to find ...

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Uber shootings: Driver pleads guilty to six murders

Jason Dalton changes his plea on the eve of trial after blaming the app for the murders in 2016.

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Moscow: Russian's Detention Preceded Ex-Marine's Arrest

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday the United States had detained a Russian citizen a day after Moscow arrested the former U.S. Marine ...

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US Immigration Judge Ends Removal Proceedings Against Mentally Disabled Man

A U.S. immigration judge has halted deportation proceedings against a mentally disabled Hispanic man living in Pennsylvania whose case received media ...

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Manson Follower Beausoleil Recommended for Parole 

A California parole panel has for the first time recommended that Charles Manson follower Robert Beausoleil be freed after nearly a half-century in ...

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Naming Names: A Reckoning is Underway in US Catholic Church

Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public reckoning spurred at least in part by a shocking grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania, an Associated Press review has found. Nearly 50 dioceses and ...

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China's 'Jack the Ripper' Gao Chengyong executed for murders

Gao killed 11 girls and women between 1988 and 2002 - his youngest victim was only eight years old.

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US Clergy Abuse Survivors Demand Inclusion in Vatican Reforms

Patricia Gallagher Marchant was first abused by a priest who befriended her family when she was seven or eight years old.  More than five decades later, the 61-year-old stood Wednesday in front of a throng of news cameras outside the downtown ...

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