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North Carolina Court Releases Two Men Imprisoned for 30 Years

(Lumberton, N.C) — Two North Carolina men were released from prison last week after having spent more than 30 years behind bars for a crime that the courts and prosecutors now believe they did not commit. Henry McCollum and his half-brother Leon Brown had both spent time on North Carolina’s death row for the 1983 murder of 11-year-old Sabrina Buie. …

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The Wikipedia Convention and Amanda Knox

  (London) — This week Wikipedia will hold its 10th annual convention in London, England. Wikimania, as it is known, will probably get about 2,000 visitors from close to 75 countries. The five day event will feature over 150 presentations. One of the most important will examine their Biographies of Living Persons (BLP) policy, which deals with the fair treatment …

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Experts Brief Congress on the Ongoing Case of Amanda Knox

(Washington, D.C.) – This past Thursday, October 31, 2013, a panel of experts gave a briefing before the US Congress about the case of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. Knox, an American citizen, and Sollecito, had been charged in 2007 with the murder of Knox’s British flatmate, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia, Italy. The case made headlines around the world with …

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Dartmouth’s New President Faces Challenges with Fraternities and Sexual Assault

Dartmouth’s new President, Philip Hanlon, has been in office for nearly four months now. It is the height of the fall foliage season and the Ivy League school’s recent Homecoming weekend was highlighted by a spectacular 20-13 win in football over archrival Yale. But the new school year has also been marked by more controversy than usual as rival groups …

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