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NNPA is seeking a pardon in 1971 injustice

The National Newspaper Publisher's Association announced this week that it will be leading a push to formally pardon the Wilmington 10. The attorney who defended the 1972 Wilmington 10 case, James Ferguson, II, spoke with The Skanner News from his law offices in Charlotte, NC.

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He said the U.S. this week will be pulling back from its dominant role in the international campaign aimed at preventing Gadhafi from attacking civilians

President Barack Obama Wednesday categorically ruled out a land invasion to oust Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as coalition forces launched a fifth day of air strikes against government military targets in the North African nation


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The device failed to work properly because the piece of drill pipe kept its blind shear rams from closing and sealing the well

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal probe has found that a trapped piece of drill pipe prevented a key failsafe device from properly sealing off the blown oil well that caused last year's massive Gulf oil spill


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Spc. Jeremy Morlock, of Wasilla, Ak., has agreed to plead guilty to three counts of murder

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- A 22-year-old soldier accused of taking a lead role in a brutal plot to murder Afghan civilians faces a court-martial Wednesday in a case that involves some of the most serious criminal allegations to arise from the U.S. war in Afghanistan.


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Investigators believe she went shopping and left all seven children alone before a stove-top burner that was left on ignited the blaze

HOUSTON (AP) -- The owner of a Houston home day care where a fire last month killed four children was returned to Texas from Nigeria to face charges early Tuesday.


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Some evidence is withheld as key witness refuses to testify

After more than five hours of questioning, a jury of eight women and four men was selected Monday in San Francisco in the Barry Bonds perjury trial.


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Tenet Healthcare denies liability; Doctors blame hospital for 'inhuman' conditions

A jury trial set to open on Monday will weigh whether one of America's largest health care corporations should be held accountable for deaths and injuries at a New Orleans hospital marooned by floodwaters after Hurricane Katrina


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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The monthlong saga over Gov. Scott Walker's plan to drastically curb collective bargaining rights for public workers in Wisconsin took a turn Friday that could force a dramatic rebooting of the entire legislative process.


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Lawsuits filed by suspects since 2006 have pried millions of dollars in settlements from the government

NEW YORK (AP) -- As the U.S. ramps up efforts to root out homegrown terrorism, hundreds of people who have fallen under suspicion are in a state of limbo: Many say they have been singled out unfairly for scrutiny but have been neither charged nor cleared.


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Kecia Nehring Parker's favorite lottery numbers turned out to be lucky in more than one way

Kecia Nehring Parker's fclockwork regularity in playing the same numbers enabled lottery investigators to track her down after they took the winning ticket from a convenience store owner accused of trying to steal her jackpot


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