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ADDS GENERIC - El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson displays a generic genetic DNA ribbon as he discusses how new DNA evidence was used to help exonerate a man who spent about 15 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of killing his housemate, during a news conference in Placerville, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Ricky Davis was convicted in 2004 of second degree murder in the stabbing death of a newspaper columnist. But the conviction was thrown out after new evidence was found implicating another person. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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February 13, 2020 - 5:27 pm
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California authorities used recently developed DNA techniques to free one man and implicate another for only the second time in the United States, officials said Thursday. A man who spent about 15 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted in the slaying of his...
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Former Ohio State football player Jahsen Wint, left, consults with his attorney, Sam Shamansky, right, following his arraignment on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse in Columbus, Ohio. Wint, who was dismissed from the team on Feb. 12, 2020, along with teammate and co-defendant Amir Riep, are charged with the rape and kidnapping of a 19-year-old woman on Feb. 4, 2020 at an apartment the two men share. (Joshua A. Bickel/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
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February 13, 2020 - 4:15 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two former Ohio State football players pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that they held a woman against her will and raped her this month. Defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint — who were kicked off the team Wednesday after they were charged — made an initial...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2000 file photo, experts in a speed boat examine the damaged hull of the USS Cole at the Yemeni port of Aden after an al-Qaida attack that killed 17 sailors. Sudan's transitional government said it's reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on USS Cole in Yemen, in a bid to have the African country taken off the U.S. terrorism list. At the time of the bombing, Sudan was accused of providing support to al-Qaida, which claimed responsibility for the attack. Sudan's justice ministry said the settlement was signed with the victims' families Friday. Feb. 7, 20202. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis, File)
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February 13, 2020 - 2:23 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's transitional government said Thursday it has reached settlements with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, in a bid to have the African country taken off the U.S. terrorism list and improve relations with the West. While Sudan did not release...
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February 13, 2020 - 12:26 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota reached a proposed settlement agreement Thursday with American Indians who sued over the state’s voter ID laws requiring residents to provide a street address, arguing they are a form of voter suppression. A merican Indians argue that such addresses are not always...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, a New Orleans Saints helmet rests on the playing field before an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. An Associated Press review of public tax documents found that the Bensons' foundation has given at least $62 million to the Archdiocese of New Orleans and other Catholic causes over the past dozen years, including gifts to schools, universities, charities and individual parishes. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
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February 13, 2020 - 11:25 am
News outlets and the public will be able to attend a hearing next week in New Orleans on the confidentiality of emails between Roman Catholic officials and the city's NFL franchise concerning clergy sex-abuse scandals. A state judge in New Orleans ruled Thursday that the Feb. 20 hearing will be...
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February 13, 2020 - 11:14 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin political activist who admitted to trying to buy a lethal dose of a radioactive substance online was sentenced to two years of supervised release. Jeremy Ryan, 31, also was sentenced Wednesday to time served, WISC-TV reported. Ryan has been in custody since his...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo, Emilio Lozoya, CEO of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), attends a meeting in Paris, France. The former head of Mexico's state oil company was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 in Spain on a international warrant issued by Mexico, authorities in both countries said. Mexico issued international arrest warrants against Lozoya in 2019 as a result of corruption investigations, including into his alleged ties to Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction company that secured contracts across Latin America through a network of bribes. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
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February 13, 2020 - 10:57 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court ruled Thursday that a former head of Mexico's state oil company must remain in custody while an extradition case is heard against him. A judge ruled that Emilio Lozoya is a flight risk, according to a statement from the National Court in Madrid. Mexico issued...
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Supporters of Paul McIntyre protest outside Londonderry Magistrates' Court, where he is appearing charged with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. A 52-year-old man appeared in court in Northern Ireland on Thursday in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee, a journalist shot dead during a riot involving Irish Republican Army dissidents last year. Paul McIntyre has been charged with murder, though police say they believe several people were involved and they are still seeking “evidence to bring the gunman to justice.” (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
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February 13, 2020 - 10:40 am
LONDON (AP) — A 52-year-old man appeared in court Thursday in Northern Ireland in connection with the killing of Lyra McKee, a journalist shot dead during a riot involving Irish Republican Army dissidents last year. Paul McIntyre has been charged with murder, although police say they believe...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. A special prosecutor decided to prosecute Smollett again, 11 months after county prosecutors dropped charges that the “Empire” actor hired two men to fake the attack to further his career. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
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February 13, 2020 - 8:32 am
CHICAGO (AP) — When a grand jury revived the criminal case against Jussie Smollett, the indictment for many people called to mind two nights on two different streets in the same big city. On one Chicago street was a wealthy, famous black man who claimed he was a victim of a racist, anti-gay attack...
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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February 13, 2020 - 5:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the week since his acquittal on impeachment charges, a fully emboldened President Donald Trump is demonstrating his determination to assert an iron grip on government, pushing his Justice Department to ease up on a longtime friend while using the levers of presidential powers...
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