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FILE - This undated file photo shows Han Tak Lee in Pennsylvania. After 24 years in prison, a U.S. district judge vacated Lee's state conviction and sentence on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, agreeing with a magistrate's conclusion that the science underpinning the case has been discredited. On Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, the 79-year-old Lee is scheduled to be released from a state prison in rural central Pennsylvania and then appear at a federal court hearing to determine the conditions of his release. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Todd Buchanan, File) PHIX OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NEWARK OUT
His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be releasedMan to be freed from prison after 24-year-old arson conviction overturned in daughter's death
The Associated Press10 minutes ago
FILE - In this May 25, 2006, file photo, Sen. Jim Jeffords, I-Vt., attends a hearing at the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington. Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Washington. He was 80. His funeral is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at the Grace Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Rutland, Vt. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
Vermont dignitaries expected for Jeffords funeralVermont dignitaries expected in Rutland for funeral of late Sen. Jim Jeffords
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
A line of protesters march into the evening Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Protesters again gathered Thursday evening, walking in laps near the spot where Michael Brown was shot. Some were in organized groups, such as clergy members. More signs reflected calls by protesters to remove the white prosecutor from the case. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of FergusonMissouri governor pulls National Guard from Ferguson; of 163 arrests, 7 are city residents
The Associated Press2 hours ago
GPS devices find huge water loss in western USGPS devices find huge water losses, rising earth crust in western US because of drought
The Associated Press3 hours ago
St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies escort Nicole Vaisey, 25, into Fowler Town Court for her preliminary hearing, Thursday, Aug 21, 2014, in Fowler, N.Y. Vaisey and Stephen Howells II are charged with abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters as the girls worked their family’s roadside vegetable stand in Oswegatchie, N.Y. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Watertown Daily Times, Jason Hunter) MANDATORY CREDIT, SYRACUSE OUT
Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girlsPolice: Couple used dog as lure to kidnap 2 Amish girls in New York, released them out of fear
The Associated Press4 hours ago

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