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Study: Record number of US convicts cleared in 2013

<b>The number of US convicts cleared of their alleged crimes reached a record high in 2013, a new study reports.</b><p>The National Registry of Exonerations said 87 people were cleared last year. It has recorded 1,281 exonerations in the US since 1989.<p>The previous annual high came in 2009, with 83, but the …

New Jersey

Super Bowl prostitution sweep rescues 16 teens; 45 suspects arrested

Sixteen teenagers being sold as prostitutes--some reported missing by their families--were rescued by authorities in the lead-up to Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey, the FBI announced Tuesday.<p>Police from cities including Yonkers in New York and Atlantic City in New Jersey also arrested 45 people who …

Utah files opening argument in defense of gay marriage ban

Utah state attorneys filed their opening argument to the federal appeals court reviewing the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying the optimal environment for raising children is with a mother and father.<p>The voluminous brief, filed late Monday ahead of a midnight deadline, is the first step in a …

Scotland's Parliament Legalizes Gay Marriage

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly passed a bill on Tuesday that will legalize gay marriage in …

Immigration