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Naval Academy players to face rape charges

Naval Academy players to face rape charges

Several U.S. Naval Academy football players will face charges in connection with the alleged rape of a female midshipman at an off-campus party more than a year ago, officials at the academy in Annapolis, Md., said Monday. The names of the accused midshipmen were not released, nor were the specific charges. They will be included in a charging document still being completed, academy spokesman John Schofield said. The case has drawn national scrutiny because it has come amid a long string of similar scandals in various branches of the military.

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A woman who was sentenced to death at age 16 for taking part in the torture and murder of a 78-year-old bible studies teacher was released from an Indiana prison Monday. Paula Cooper, 43, whose 1986 death sentence enraged human rights activists and drew a plea for clemency from Pope John Paul II, left prison after her sentence was reduced due to her behavior. A court had previously set aside the death sentence.

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Boston: At least 247 people applied for compensation from the main charity for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing by Saturday's deadline, the fund's deputy administrator said Monday.

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Times wires

Naval Academy players to face rape charges 06/17/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 1:43am]

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