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Italy’s highest court on Friday vacated the murder conviction against American Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the long-running, high-profile case. Associated Press (2011)

Court clears Amanda Knox of all charges in 2007 killing

ROME — Italy's highest court overturned the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend on Friday, throwing out all charges and ending a long-running courtroom drama over the killing of a British student in 2007. The ruling in favor of Knox, a 27-year-old former exchange student from Seattle, …


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    LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Clad in white lab coats, blue gloves and safety goggles, scientists are buzzing around a lab at Hospira in this suburb north of Chicago.

  2. Iraqi militias appear to back off protesting of U.S. airstrikes on ISIS (w/ video)


    BAGHDAD — A day after several Shiite militias quit the offensive against the Islamic State in protest against U.S. airstrikes, senior Iraqi leaders made assurances Friday that the militiamen would adhere to government command and cooperate with the U.S. role.

  3. Indiana law denounced as invitation to discriminate against gays


    An Indiana law that could make it easier to refuse service to gay couples touched off storms of protest Friday from the worlds of arts, business and college athletics.

  4. Nigeria chooses a president today



    Nation sets 25% pollution cut for climate talks

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  5. Funds sought to battle bacteria


    Funds sought to battle bacteria

    President Barack Obama on Friday urged Congress to double the funding to confront the danger of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, calling it a major public health issue that, if left unchecked, would "cause tens of thousands of deaths, millions of illnesses." The administration also …

    London A visit devoted to the young Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge receives a posy of flowers from Stephen Lawrence’s niece Mia as she and Prince Williams visit the Stephen Lawrence Centre during a day of engagements to support development opportunities for young people. The center was founded by Baroness Lawrence in memory of her son, who was stabbed to death in 1993 at the age of 18 by a group of white youths near a bus stop in London. It was Catherine’s last day of official events before the birth of her second child.