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Russia cracks down on swearing in public performances

Russia's rich tradition of vulgar slang has long been a matter of pride for its authors and poets; Fyodor Dostoevsky once claimed a Russian could express his entire range of feelings with the swearword for the male sexual organ.<p>But a new ban on explicit language in public performances means that …

US death row study: 4% of defendants sentenced to die are innocent

At least 4.1% of all defendants sentenced to death in the US in the modern era are innocent, according to the first major study to attempt to calculate how often states get it wrong in their wielding of the ultimate punishment.<p>A team of legal experts and statisticians from Michigan and Pennsylvania …

Tornadoes and lethal storms sweep central and south US

More lethal storms have swept the southern and central US, wreaking further havoc in a second day of devastating weather.<p>Tornados on Monday killed 11 people in southern states, flipping vehicles and tearing through hundreds of homes and businesses. On Sunday, the same weather system left at least …

Osteria Marzano: Expert Italian cooking shows up in an Alexandria office park

Yes, it’s hidden. Yes, it’s in a new office park that you’ll need GPS to find on your first visit, but chef Carmine Marzano passionately believes in the build-it-and-they-will-come school of restaurant-ing.<p>“People know me. They will find me,” he says confidently of his sleek, new Alexandria eatery, …