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President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Hall of Fame baseball player Ernie Banks in the East Room at the White House on November 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Legendary Chicago Cubs...
Joseph Sledge is shown here at Pamlico Correctional Institution in Bayboro, North Carolina in 2013. Sledge, 68, who served 34 years in prison, is poised to become the oldest and longest-serving inmate in North Carolina found to be wrongly convicted...
In President Obama’s State of the Union address last week, he cited lowering crime rates and a lowering incarceration rate nationwide as an administration goal. But the after-effects of incarceration — or even just a criminal conviction or...
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma. The justices agreed Friday to review whether the sedative midazolam can...
Vintage cars used as taxis are parked on a street in Havana Dec. 26, 2014. Around 60,000 vintage cars have run on Cuba’s roads since before the 1959 revolution led by Fidel Castro. President Barack Obama’s decision last month to improve...
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