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New Bergdahl letter outlines torture

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Speaker John Boehner said Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is "innocent until proven guilty" after the U.S. military charged him with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, but emphasized in an exclusive interview with CNN's Dana Bash that he was more concerned about the …

Bowe Bergdahl

California attorney general to ask judge to halt 'shoot the gays' initiative

Exclusive: Kamala Harris tells the Guardian the Sodomite Suppression Act ‘has no place in a civil society’, but experts caution it is unclear how court would rule<p>California’s attorney general will go to court to stop a controversial proposed ballot initiative that calls for the legalized execution …

Rights & Freedoms

Ten killed in suspected drug cartel ambush on police convoy

Ten people were killed in a gunfight in western Mexico when suspected gang members ambushed a police convoy. It was one of the deadliest attacks on security forces since the Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto, took office in December 2012.<p>Five members of Mexico’s new militarised police, or …


Mom of 9/11 victim: Identified remains 'finally put everything to rest'

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been more than 13 years since 2,753 people were reported missing in lower Manhattan after the attacks on the World Trade Center.<p>Although death certificates have been issued for all 2,753, the work to identify each victim continues.<p>In fact, it's far from over: Some 40% of the victims …

Royal Weddings

Shooting at New Orleans airport

A man who attacked two federal officers with wasp spray and a machete at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Friday night has been shot, authorities said.<p>Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said at a press conference that the suspect was 63-year-old Richard White.<p>White entered …


'Suge' Knight collapses as $25M bail set

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight collapsed in court Friday shortly after a judge set his bail at $25 million in a murder case, an amount Knight's attorney said was excessively high.<p>The attorney earlier indicated such a bail was probably higher than his client could …

Rap & Hip-Hop