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News of the World Hacking Trial: Brooks Cleared, Coulson Guilty

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Rebekah Brooks is officially off the hook. For those who might not know, or might have lost track of this story in the whirl of the spin cycle, Brooks is the former editor of Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World tabloid in the United Kingdom.

We Are Bradley Manning
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His trial is not simply the persecution of a courageous whistle-blower, but a state mechanism to destroy the independence of the press and its ability to expose the power elite's criminal activity. His trial is a state mechanism to destroy the ability of the press to expose the power elite's criminal activity.

Sandusky Found Guilty

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A jury on Friday convicted former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on 45 counts related to the sexual abuse of 10 boys over a 15-year period.

Mubarak Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

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An Egyptian judge sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to a life term in prison Saturday for complicity in the killing of unarmed protesters during the uprising that ousted him from power last year. But corruption charges against Mubarak and his sons were dismissed, touching off anger and disbelief in the Arab street.

The Case for Troy Davis and Against Gov. Rick Perry

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On Aug. 18, 1989, Mark MacPhail, a young police officer, was shot to death in a parking lot in Savannah, Ga. Soon afterward Troy Davis (above) was convicted of the killing. Although a majority of testifying witnesses have recanted their statements, a U.S. district court has ordered Davis to be executed Sept. 21. (more)

2 Israeli Soldiers Found Guilty

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Two Israeli soldiers were convicted in a military court of using a Palestinian child as a human shield during their army's siege of the Gaza Strip in 2009. The soldiers, who forced the 9-year-old boy to check for suspected booby traps, are now awaiting sentencing.

Abortion Doctor's Killer Found Guilty

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After just 37 minutes of deliberation, a Kansas jury found Scott Roeder, the man who admitted killing abortion doctor George Tiller, guilty of first-degree murder, rejecting his defense that the killing was justified to stop the death of the unborn.

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