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Venezuela’s Maduro Praises Opposition Leader’s Release From Prison

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has praised the decision to release from prison one of the country's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez. (more…)

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Letters Nelson Mandela Wrote While In Prison to Be Published by Liveright

During his years as a political prisoner from 1962 to 1990, the future South African president Nelson Mandela didn’t know if he would live another day free. He wrote hundreds of letters from four different prisons, to family, supporters, government officials and prison authorities. His correspondence ranged from the largest

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Inmate Says He Committed 4 Prison Murders “For Nothing”

One by one, Denver Simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. William Scruggs was promised cookies in exchange for doing some laundry; Jimmy Ham thought he was coming to snort some crushed pills. (more…)

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O.J. Simpson Parole Hearing Date Set For July 20th In Nevada

Imprisoned former football star O.J. Simpson has a July 20 parole hearing that could have him released from a Nevada prison on Oct. 1, a state parole official said Tuesday. (more…)

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Eight Christian Women Who Overcame Stumbling Blocks to Become Leaders in Canada

Canadian attorney Georgialee Lang has edited a book containing the stories of eight of Canada's most prominent Christian women leaders. In "Faith, Life & Leadership," these Christian women tell how they overcame resistance and stumbling blocks in order to achieve positions of leadership. They didn't get where they are at

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Innocent Kansas Inmate Freed From Prison After Doppelganger is Found 17 Years Later

Richard Jones spent 17 years in prison for a crime he has always insisted he didn't commit. Then attorneys discovered he had a doppelganger: a man who looked nearly identical to him and had a similar name. (more…)

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Manuel Noriega, Ex-Panamanian Dictator Who Died This Week at 83, Reportedly Received Jesus Christ as Saviour Through the Efforts of Two Evangelical Christians from Texas

Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega had been locked up in a federal prison outside Miami for less than a week when a package arrived with his name on it. Inside was a leather-bound copy of the Soul Winner’s New Testament, an evangelical text designed to convert people to Christianity. (more…)

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Former Penn State Officials Face Sentencing Today in Sandusky Scandal

Former Penn State President Graham Spanier and two other former school administrators are to be sentenced Friday on charges of child endangerment for failing to report a 2001 allegation about Jerry Sandusky to authorities in a child sex abuse scandal that first broke more than five years ago. (more…)

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Minnesota Officer Charged in Shooting of Philando Castile Goes on Trial

The graphic video showing Philando Castile’s final moments after he was shot by a Minnesota police officer made headlines nearly a year ago and led to calls for changes in policing. But another video could emerge as key evidence in the case against St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who

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O. J. Simpson Faces Parole Hearing After Nearly 10 Years in Nevada Prison

O.J. Simpson could be released this year on parole after spending nearly a decade behind bars at a prison 90 miles east of Reno. (more…)

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Bill Cosby Trial to Begin More Than 10 Years After Alleged Sexual Assault

Lawyers for Bill Cosby will get their first glimpse on Monday of potential jurors who will decide the fate of the 79-year-old comedian in his criminal trial on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania. (more…)

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