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Should rap lyrics be used as legal evidence of criminal activity?

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Rap lyrics are playing an increasingly prominent role as evidence in criminal cases nationwide, raising concern among legal scholars who question whether songs…read more

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New York City awards $40 million to the wrongly imprisoned “Central Park Five”

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New York City will pay $40 million to five black and Latino men who 25 years ago were wrongly convicted of violently attacking a woman in Central Park; the city’s largest ever settlement in a civil rights case. The case of the “Central Park Five” was sensationalized in the media, inflaming racial tensions in the city and adding to a perception of lawlessness. Continue reading

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Nasal spray may be lifesaver for snake bite victims

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Although snake bites are rarely fatal in the U.S., they kill about 100,000 people worldwide every year. Now, a California doctor has created…read more

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ISIS militant forces take over more towns in Iraq

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The crisis in Iraq continues to escalate as the extremist jihadist organization known as ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) captured another town near the Syrian border. Continue reading

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Two-year-old African penguin named Aochan, wearing the Japanese soccer team jersey, prepares to make a prediction on the result of Japan's 2014 World Cup soccer match against Ivory Coast at Shinagawa Aqua Stadium aquarium in Tokyo

Mixed record for underwater animal World Cup oracles

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Some soccer fans have their game shirts, the president of Brazil watches entire games with her fingers crossed, but for others, underwater animals…read more

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