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Some Of Sandusky's Jurors Hoping For Life Sentence Some Of Sandusky's Jurors Hoping For Life Sentence
HARRISBURG, Pa. October 6, 2012, 04:03 pm ET HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky should be sent to prison for life when a judge sentences him Tuesday, according to several of the jurors who convicted the former Penn State assistant coach of molesting several boys over a period of years. None of the jurors interviewed by The Associated Press said they have had second thoughts about their June verdict, and several plan to attend the sentencing. "There isn't a sentence that I believe is harsh enough...
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China Rejects US Charges Telecoms Pose Security Threat China Rejects US Charges Telecoms Pose Security Threat
BEIJING — China has rejected a U.S. Congressional report accusing two major Chinese telecommunications companies of posing a security threat to the United States.   The draft report from U.S. lawmakers said American companies should avoid doing business with China’s largest phone equipment companies, Huawei and ZTE, out of concern government influence over the companies could pose a security risk to the United States.   Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei rejected that claim, saying Chinese companies...
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163 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 10/8/2012 6:15:37 AM

FBI Seeks Help In Finding Missing Colorado Girl FBI Seeks Help In Finding Missing Colorado Girl
WESTMINSTER, Colo. October 11, 2012, 07:32 pm ET WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities looking for a missing 10-year-old Colorado girl are asking the public for help finding a suspect, a day after finding a body in a park. Police have yet to link the body found 7 miles from Jessica Ridgeway's home to her Oct. 5 disappearance, or even say if it belongs to a child. Jessica disappeared after leaving home to meet friends at a park for her walk to school. On Thursday, the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit...
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US Supreme Court Hears Racial Preference Case US Supreme Court Hears Racial Preference Case
— The U.S. Supreme Court heard augments Wednesday in a case challenging the extent to which public universities can use race as a factor in considering student applications. Outside the Supreme Court in Washington people gathered to have their opinions heard.  The high court is deciding whether schools can consider race when admitting students.  Some, like University of Texas student Jasmine Kyles, say race matters in building a diverse student body."Once we leave our classrooms we are going to step out...
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163 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 10/10/2012 2:53:49 PM

HRW Report Details Gaza Prison Abuse, Torture HRW Report Details Gaza Prison Abuse, Torture
— The criminal justice system in the Gaza Strip is riddled with problems including arbitrary arrests, torture and unfair trials, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. It says Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that controls Gaza, has allowed a culture of impunity to spread. Hamas slammed the report as being "politically motivated."Human Rights Watch carried out interviews with alleged victims and their families, along with lawyers and judges, and reviewed case files and court judgments. It...
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163 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 10/3/2012 9:54:34 AM

Interview Interview
For Round 9 of our Three-Minute Fiction contest, we asked you to send us original works of fiction that revolve around a U.S. president, who can be real or fictional. iStockphoto.com Anne Royall was a professional, first and foremost — a point she had to keep reminding herself the morning she caught President John Quincy Adams swimming naked in the Potomac. "Caught" might not be quite right, since she had planned it and followed him, waited in the woods while he disrobed and dove (rather...
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163 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 9/30/2012 2:00:00 PM

Homeland Security Says Border Patrol Agent Killed Homeland Security Says Border Patrol Agent Killed
WASHINGTON October 2, 2012, 09:00 am ET WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded in a shooting near the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday. The agents were involved in a shooting on duty near Bisbee, Ariz., on early Tuesday, the department said. The wounded agent was airlifted to a hospital after being shot in the ankle and buttocks, according to the department. The agents were assigned to the Naco, Ariz., station about...
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163 Hits, 2 Comments, Added On 10/2/2012 6:00:43 AM

Experts Suggest Ways Obama, Romney Can Sway Voters Experts Suggest Ways Obama, Romney Can Sway Voters
WASHINGTON — As U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney prepare for the first of their three debates, analysts weigh in with their thoughts about what each candidate will need to do to sway voters in this pivotal election event.Recent polls have given the president an edge heading into Wednesday's showdown. Given that trend, Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, said the president's job will be to maintain the status quo."I don't think he...
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Four U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan; NATO Strike Kills 8 Afghan Women Four U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan; NATO Strike Kills 8 Afghan Women
Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Sunday will be available at approx. 12:00 p.m. ET September 16, 2012 Four U.S. service members were killed by an Afghan police officer and a NATO airstrike killed eight women in separate attacks in Afghanistan on Sunday. NATO says the attack on the coalition troops occurred at a remote checkpoint in southern Afghanistan. The Afghan officer escaped after the incident. Eight NATO troops have been killed in similar insider attacks over the past three...
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It's A Panda! Cub Is Born At National Zoo It's A Panda! Cub Is Born At National Zoo
Enlarge Fang Zhe /Xinhua /Landov Mei Xiang, who gave birth overnight, enjoying a piece of fruit on Dec. 19, 2011, at the National Zoo. Fang Zhe /Xinhua /Landov Mei Xiang, who gave birth overnight, enjoying a piece of fruit on Dec. 19, 2011, at the National Zoo. There's great excitement at Washington's National Zoo this morning, where they're reporting "we have a giant panda cub!" Officials write that, "according to chief veterinarian Suzan Murray: "Mei Xiang is behaving exactly the same way she...
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163 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 9/17/2012 5:54:00 AM

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