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Joyce Ann Brown,68, Exoneree who Advocated for the Wrongfully Convicted

(Dallas, Texas) – Joyce Ann Brown who spent nine years in prison for a 1980 murder that she did not commit died Saturday at the Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas. According to her daughter, Koquice Spencer, she had suffered a massive heart attack and stroke earlier in the week. She was 68 years old. After her release from prison …

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The Italian Supreme Court Acquits Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito

The Italian Supreme Court surprised the international community yesterday by overturning the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of British exchange student Meredith Kercher.  According to experts the ruling is final and puts an end to the high profile case which has dominated European tabloid headlines for years.  Under Italian law new criminal charges cannot …

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Deep Changes in America’s Frequent Flyer Programs

(Atlanta, GA) – The times they are a changin for America’s frequent flyers. Starting on January 1, 2015 Delta Airlines began awarding frequent flyer miles based on the price of the ticket and not, as they have done for decades, on the mileage flown. United Airlines is set to follow suit in March. For those who hoard miles, the party’s …

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Explosive Allegations of Sexual Assault at UVA: But are They True?

(Charlottesville, Virginia) – The University of Virginia was stunned last week with the publication of an article in the online edition of Rolling Stone Magazine that described a brutal gang rape at one the school’s all-male fraternities in September 2012. The university’s president, Teresa A. Sullivan, responded by suspending all fraternity activities for the remainder of the year. Along with …

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The Nevada Supreme Court Again Hears Arguments in the Case of Kirstin Lobato

(Carson City, Nevada) – Last month attorneys for Kirstin Blaise Lobato presented oral arguments before the Nevada Supreme Court in the appeal of her 2006 conviction for the 2001 killing of a homeless man in Las Vegas. Lobato has now spent over 12 years in prison for a crime that virtually all close observers of the case believe she had …

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Deborah Cavendish, Last of the Mitford Sisters, Dies at 94

(Derbyshire, United Kingdom) – Deborah Cavendish, the last of the six famed and eccentric Mitford sisters who were prominent in English society in the years surrounding World War II, died last week at the age of 94. Aristocratic, iconic, and glamorous, the sisters helped to define a feminine role, very different from today’s, in a long lost era. In the …

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