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Posthumous pardon in 1931 Alabama rape case

Three black men falsely accused and convicted of raping two white women in Alabama have received posthumous pardons, more than 80 years after their arrests.<p>Haywood Patterson, Charles Weems and Andy Wright were among nine teenagers, dubbed The Scottsboro Boys, who were convicted by all-white juries …

Face It: America Is Likely to Torture Again

The taboo surrounding it hasn't recovered from the Bush years—and helping to reestablish it is our generation's responsibility.<p>Is torture ethical? Should the United States torture prisoners in its custody? A generation ago, an ambitious politician would have known how to answer those questions. …

Charges filed in helmet assault during Pennsylvania HS football game

Charges have been filed in the case of a high school football player who ripped the helmet off an opposing player and beat him over the head with it during a game in central Pennsylvania two months ago, police said Wednesday.<p>The misdemeanor charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct were …

A renewed war on powerful pain meds threatens to hurt patients

Pharmacies say tougher policies are designed to prevent abuse, but critics say they go too far<p><i>A pile of oxycodone, a highly addictive, schedule II controlled pain medication. (Flickr /</i> <i>Be.Futureproof</i><i>)</i><p>Evan Blass is in pain, and it won't go away. Blass, 35, is the man behind @evleaks, a widely …

Rolling Stone Checks In With Charles Manson, and Surprise! It’s Not Pleasant

Forty-four years after the Tate-LaBianca murders, <i>Rolling Stone</i>‘s Erik Hedegaard has waded into California’s Corcoran State Prison to spend some time …

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Charles Manson Has a Girlfriend and You Don’t

An autographed photo of Charles Manson, far right, and friends Graywolf, center, and Star, left on July 31, 2013.<p>America’s favorite boogeyman, …

Charles Manson, Human Scum, Is About To Have Exactly One More Spouse Than 44 Percent of Americans

Predictably, the wife sounds like a gem<p><b>Everybody? Everybody gather</b> around. Meet Charlie, the gruff-looking dude in the blue tracksuit there looking not unlike a grumpy bearded toddler right before bedtime. He's an author, a musician, and he's world famous. What's not to love? If you just simply …