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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 Afghanistan law to silence victims of violence against women

A new Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without fear of judicial punishment, undoing years of slow progress in tackling violence in a country blighted by so-called "honour" killings, forced marriage and vicious domestic abuse.<p>The small but significant change to …

Farm bill headed to Obama after Senate passage

WASHINGTON — After years of delays and contentious negotiations that threatened to derail the farm bill, Congress completed its work on a new five-year package Tuesday that now heads to the president.<p>The Senate voted 68-32 on a $500 billion farm bill that will end direct payments to farmers, expand …

Obama Administration Has Told Egypt To Release Al Jazeera Reporters

"We have strongly urged the government to drop these charges and release those journalists and academics who have been detained," White House spokesperson Jay Carney said Tuesday. He wouldn't say if aid would be in jeopardy if detention continues.<p>WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has told the …

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Scotland's same-sex marriage bill is passed

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1049000/1049910_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524694836_1a5920129aae266bb551e56928c94c1e<p><b>A bill which allows same-sex weddings to take place in Scotland has been passed by MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.</b><p>MSPs voted by 105 to 18 in …

Massive Recruiting Fraud May Have Cost the Army More Than $29 Million

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>At least 1,200 U.S. Army recruiters and assistants allegedly participated in a scam that awarded …

Silk Road's alleged frontman indicted

Ross William Ulbricht has been indicted on charges he was the mastermind behind Silk Road, a website alleged by US prosecutors to have brokered more than $US1bn in transactions for illegal drugs and services.<p>An indictment unsealed in New York on Tuesday charges Ulbricht, 29, with drug trafficking, …

Facebook Clamps Down on Syrian Opposition Groups

Facebook has been shutting down pages set up by opposition groups in Syria’s protracted civil war. It isn’t only extremist groups that have been …

Area 51 spy plane and other aviation tales | CNN Travel

Today in 1974, NASA's Mariner 10 mission took this first close-up photo of Venus. Made using an ultraviolet filter in its imaging system, the photo has been color-enhanced to bring out Venus's cloudy atmosphere as the human eye would see it. Venus is perpetually blanketed by a thick veil of clouds high in carbon dioxide and its surface temperature approaches 900 degrees Fahrenheit. Launched on Nov. 3, 1973 atop an Atlas-Centaur rocket, Mariner 10 flew by Venus in 1974. #nasa #space #science #venus #atlas

More Access To Health Care Means Millions Can Quit Or Cut Hours

What might have been a routine update on the state of the federal budget Tuesday instead became the newest front in the ongoing political war over President Obama's signature health care law.<p>At issue: a revised estimate about how many people would voluntarily leave the workforce because they can …

Millions Warned To Stay Off Roads As Latest Storm Spreads

From the Midwest through the Northeast and on into New England, the latest winter storm is spreading misery across some of the most heavily populated states in the nation.<p>New York state, where snow is falling fast and some areas may see a foot or more of new accumulation before Wednesday is out, is …

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Saying it is "the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health," the CEO of CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that the company's 7,600 pharmacies will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products by Oct. 1.<p>Larry Merlo also said CVS will try …