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The release of a Japanese man from death row exposes flaws in the system

For the last 48 years, Iwao Hakamada woke up every morning not knowing if he would be executed.<p>That's how it is under Japan's capital punishment system.<p>Death row inmates are hanged and only discover their fate the morning of the day they will be executed. In the meantime, they live in solitary …

Victims of U.S. mudslide are remembered in first funeral services | Reuters

ARLINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - A school custodian killed in Washington state’s mudslide was described as a tough-minded animal lover on Saturday and a popular librarian was memorialized, as mourners gathered in the first of a series of services for the over two dozen dead.<p>The funerals came two …

Snowden, Greenwald urge caution of wider government monitoring at Amnesty event | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Edward Snowden and reporter Glenn Greenwald, who brought to light the whistleblower’s leaks about mass U.S. government surveillance last year, appeared together via video link from opposite ends of the earth on Saturday for what was believed to be the first time since Snowden …

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Another Dead End, But Malaysia Airlines Searchers Not Giving Up

The first objects fished out of the Indian Ocean that searchers hoped would give them a clue about the missing Malaysia Airlines jet turned out to be …

Archaeologists identify 67-year-old shipwreck off Florida coast

Archaeologists have identified a 67-year-old shipwreck revealed during low tide on New Year's Day in the waters off northeast Florida.<p>The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program confirmed that the ship is the Bermuda-based Deliverance, which wrecked in 1947 off Ponte Vedra Beach.<p>Low tides …

Eva Longoria Admires Beau Jose Antonio Baston's 'Humor and Intellect'

While other actresses obsess over every line and wrinkle, Eva Longoria, who’s just one year shy of 40, isn’t freaking out about getting older.<p>“Age is …

The Mystery of the Sea Unicorn

In 1577, the English explorer Martin Frobisher led an expedition of 150 men to the northern reaches of Canada, in search of a passage to India and a fortune in gold. As they surveyed the islands near the coast, they came across something Frobisher could never have anticipated: a unicorn fish.<p>“Upon …

How to Effectively Combine Aperture and Shutter Speed

It’s probably safe to say that nearly everyone reading this has not only heard of the famed exposure triangle, but has also dedicated a decent amount …

Chris Brown Asks Judge to Dismiss Assault Charge

Singer's lawyers say prosecutors misused grand jury process in preparation for upcoming trial<p>Lawyers representing beleaguered pop star Chris Brown …

Mad for Crazy Hot Dog Toppings

It’s March Madness season, which means bets, brackets, and, of course, basketball are on the minds of sports fanatics across the country. Whether …

Sweets Photos of Golden Retriever Treating Chicks Like Puppies

Remember Champ, the happiest dog in the world? His owner, 21-year-old Candice Sedighan, just shared with us a new series of photos she's taken of the adorable dog and his newfound friends. Recently, Candice ran into a man who was holding chicks in a box. “When I asked about them, he told me he had …

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