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Cyntoia Brown, Sex-Trafficking Victim, Must Serve 51 Years Before Release, Court Says

Cyntoia Brown, Sex-Trafficking Victim, Must Serve 51 Years Before Release, Court SaysCyntoia Brown, a Tennessee woman who was convicted as a teenager for shooting



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Tennessee executes man on death row for 36 years

Tennessee executes man on death row for 36 yearsTennessee on Thursday electrocuted a convicted murder who had been on death row for 36 years, in a case that renewed debate on use of the death penalty so long after a crime. David Earl Miller, 61, was put to death at 7:25 pm (0125 GMT) at a high security prison in Nashville, authorities said, over the beating and stabbing death of a young woman with a mental disability. Miller was physically and sexually abused as a child and living as a drifter in the early 1980s when a Tennessee pastor gave him shelter in exchange for sex.



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Honduras mother waits 8 years for lost migrant son to return

Honduras mother waits 8 years for lost migrant son to returnSAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Haydee Posadas had waited eight years for her son to come home. On the last night of her long vigil, she was too agitated to sleep.



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Member of 'Texas Seven' executed 18 years after police murder

Member of 'Texas Seven' executed 18 years after police murderJoseph Garcia, 47, was executed by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 6:43 pm local time (0043 GMT) in the death chamber in Huntsville. Sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing a friend during a fight, Garcia and six other inmates at the Connally high-security prison in southern Texas participated in an infamous escape. To finance their post-escape trip, the “Texas Seven” looted retail businesses, and on Christmas Eve, they attacked a sporting goods store in a Dallas suburb.



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Dutch Court Rules 69-Year-Old Man Can't Legally Declare Himself 20 Years Younger

Dutch Court Rules 69-Year-Old Man Can't Legally Declare Himself 20 Years YoungerA 69-year-old Dutch man has failed in his attempt to legally declare himself



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Dutch Court Rules 69-Year-Old Man Can't Legally Declare Himself 20 Years Younger

Dutch Court Rules 69-Year-Old Man Can't Legally Declare Himself 20 Years YoungerA 69-year-old Dutch man has failed in his attempt to legally declare himself



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Three police jailed for 40 years in first conviction over Philippine drug war killings

Three police jailed for 40 years in first conviction over Philippine drug war killingsA Philippine court found three police officers guilty on Thursday of killing a student they alleged was a drug dealer, in the first known such conviction under the president's deadly crackdown on drugs. Regional Trial Court Presiding Judge Rodolfo Azucena Jr. ruled the officers murdered Kian Loyd Delos Santos during a raid in Caloocan city's slums in the Manila metropolis last year. It rejected the policemen's claim that the 17-year-old fired back while resisting arrest. The court sentenced the officers, Arnel Oares, Jeremias Pereda and Jerwin Cruz, to be imprisoned for up to 40 years without parole, although they can appeal. Activists light candles in front of the picture of 17-year-old student Kian Loyd delos Santos in Manila Credit: AP Photo/Aaron Favila Aside from the prison term, the policemen, who appeared in court in handcuffs and yellow detainee shirts, were ordered to pay damages to Santos's impoverished family. President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown, which has left thousands of suspects dead, reportedly in clashes with the police, has alarmed Western governments and UN rights experts and horrified human rights watchdogs. The volatile president has stressed he does not condone extrajudicial killings, although he has repeatedly threatened drug suspects with death and has assured police he would back them up in ways that human rights watchdogs say have encouraged law enforcers to act with impunity. "A shoot first, think later attitude can never be countenanced in a civilized society. Never has homicide or murder been a function of law enforcement," Mr Azucena said in his ruling. "The public peace is never predicated on the cost of human life." Mr Duterte's government called the ruling "a triumph of justice" which disproved critics' assertion that the judiciary was a rubberstamp. "As we have always stressed, the conduct of the government's anti-illegal drug campaign is based on accountability. Therefore, we do not – and we will never – tolerate unjustified police violence, brutality or killing," presidential spokesman and chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo told a news conference. Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros, who has railed against the drug killings, said the court decision proved that extrajudicial killings under Duterte's crackdown were being committed by rogue members of the national police force. "This is a light in the darkness," Ms Hontiveros said in a statement. "Despite the gruesome climate of killing and impunity in the country, this verdict sends the message that there is hope and justice. And we will fight for more light and truth until the darkness cannot overcome them." Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to pardon authorities involved in his bloody crackdown, but even he refused to defend the 2017 killing of Kian Delos Santos Credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images Ms Hontiveros said the numbers of drug killings, which started to rise when Mr Duterte took office in mid-2016 and launched his war against drugs, could not have reached "catastrophic levels if these killings did not have a sinister principle and policy behind them." Mr Duterte and police officials have repeatedly stated there was no state policy to kill drug suspects illegally. Mr Duterte faces at least two mass murder complaints before the International Criminal Court, which he said would never acquire jurisdiction over him. Delos Santos's killing on Aug 16, 2017, sparked an outcry and a televised Senate inquiry, and prompted Mr Duterte to temporarily order a small anti-drug agency with only about 1,000 men to oversee the campaign against illegal drugs. The crackdown had been previously led by the national police, which Mr Duterte once described as "corrupt to the core." The policemen claimed Delos Santos was a drug dealer who fired at officers during the raid, but his family and witnesses testified in official investigations that he was shot in a dark alley near a creek as he pleaded for his life.



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Ex-Morgan Stanley adviser gets 5 years in US prison for fraud

Ex-Morgan Stanley adviser gets 5 years in US prison for fraudJames Polese, 52, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf in Boston.



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DHS: Rate of Migrant Men Arriving at Border with Children Increased 110 Percent in Two Years

DHS: Rate of Migrant Men Arriving at Border with Children Increased 110 Percent in Two YearsAliens know that if they bring ANY minor with them they will be apprehended by Border Patrol and released into the interior of the United States. This is a direct result of the Clinton-era Flores Settlement decree that has created a massive loophole which allows alien family units to illegally cross the border and enter the United States after a short detention. This well-known loophole acts a magnet for family units and entices smugglers to use children as a way to gain access to the United States by posing a family unit.



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Twitter Helps Reunite Two Friends Who Met On A Cruise 12 Years Ago

Twitter Helps Reunite Two Friends Who Met On A Cruise 12 Years AgoOn Saturday, Mississippi teen Briana Cry asked Twitter to help locate a friend she met on a Hawaiian dinner cruise with family in 2006 but never kept in touch with afterwards. The tweet soon went viral, and it only took 12 hours for users on the social media site to track down the girl, whom Daily Mail identified as a California artist named Heidi Tran. “Hey twitter, I met this girl on a dinner cruise in Hawaii in 2006.



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