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Convicted murderer on death row sworn in by Sri Lankan Parliament

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Colombo, Sri Lanka A convicted murderer on death row was sworn in as a Sri Lankan lawmaker Tuesday, after a court ruled that he could not be barred from the country's 225-member Parliament. Lawmakers from the United...

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan calls for chemical castration of those convicted of rape

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan called for rapists and child molesters to be chemically castrated when asked in an interview about a rape that garnered national attention in Pakistan. Khan said in an interview...

Colorado governor pardons people convicted of possession of up to an ounce of marijuana

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People who have been convicted of possession of one ounce or less of marijuana in Colorado are being pardoned by Gov. Jared Polis. Polis signed an executive order on Thursday issuing the pardons, according to a news...

Bangladesh to allow death penalty for convicted rapists

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Bangladesh is set to allow the death penalty for convicted rapists after weeks of protests over sexual violence in the country. Bangladesh's Cabinet on Monday approved an amendment changing the maximum punishment fo...

Suspect in 1972 cold case killing believed to have died by suicide shortly before he was convicted

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The man accused of killing a 20-year-old Washington state woman in 1972 is believed to have killed himself Monday as a jury was deliberating his fate, officials said. Terrence Miller was found guilty of murder Monda...

Colin Kaepernick calls for release of former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, convicted of killing a Philadelphia cop

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Colin Kaepernick just added his name to a list of activists and academics who have been calling for the release of a former Black Panther from prison for decades. Kaepernick publicly expressed support of the relea...

A militia leader — also a former sheriff’s deputy — is convicted for bombing a Minnesota mosque

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The founder of a terrorist militia -- also a former Illinois sheriff's deputy -- was found guilty on hate crime charges for bombing a Minnesota mosque in 2017. A federal jury convicted Michael Hari this week for hi...

Pakistani court orders release of men previously convicted in Daniel Pearl murder

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Islamabad A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the immediate release of four men accused of kidnapping and murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002, saying their detention was "illegal." The four men, w...

A man wrongfully convicted of murder sues a rental car company for not providing a receipt that supported his alibi

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A Michigan man was recently exonerated of murder, a charge for which he spent nearly five years in prison. Now, he's suing a rental car company for not providing records that, his lawyers say, would've exonerated hi...

A convicted Oklahoma killer’s death sentence was overturned because of a landmark US Supreme Court ruling

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An Oklahoma death row inmate is set to receive a new trial after a court overturned his conviction based on a US Supreme Court ruling last year that determined a large part of the state is Native American territory ...

G. Gordon Liddy, convicted Watergate conspirator, dies at 90

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G. Gordon Liddy, a former FBI agent who worked for the reelection committee for President Richard Nixon and an infamous figure in the Watergate scandal, has died at age 90, his son confirmed to CNN. Thomas Liddy tol...

British police officer convicted of membership of neo-Nazi organization

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A London jury has convicted a British police officer of being a member of a banned neo-Nazi group. Benjamin Hannam was found guilty on all five charges by the jury on Thursday, a representative of London's Central C...

California man accused of propping up dead wife for kids on Christmas is convicted of murder: DA

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Defendant William Wallace, 39, was convicted of second-degree murder more than nine years after the death of his wife, 26-year-old Za’Zell Preston, the Orange County District Attorney's Office announced. Wallace is s...

ICE deports convicted felon tied to 1985 murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena Salazar

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Juan Jose Bernabe Ramirez, 62, was turned over to Mexican immigration officials Wednesday on the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas. Due to his convictions, he is considered a threat to public safety, U.S. Immigrat...

Border Patrol nabs 3 convicted child sex offenders in 2 days, amid migrant surge

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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said that Border Patrol in Brownsville apprehended a group of nine illegal immigrants on Tuesday. That group included a Honduran national with a conviction in Minnesota for crimina...

Derek Chauvin, convicted in the murder of George Floyd, to be sentenced June 16

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Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, convicted this week in the murder of George Floyd last May, will be sentenced June 16, according to the court docket. Judge Peter Cahill remanded Chauvin into custod...

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