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Newlywed guilty of murder in bride’s bludgeoning

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Jurors have convicted a Florida man of murder in the 2002 tire-iron bludgeoning of his wife of four days, according to CBS Miami. Michael Escoto was found guilty of first degree murder in the slaying of his new bride, Wendy Trapaga. Trpaga’s body was found dumped in a North Miami-Dade warehouse district, according to reports. Prosecutors said Escoto killed Trapaga ...

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Judge delays Michael Dunn’s murder trial

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The re-trial for Michael Dunn in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis has been delayed. At a hearing Wednesday, the judge set a pre-trial date for the week of June 9, when a trial date will be set. The re-trial on the murder trial had been scheduled to begin May 5. Dunn’s new lawyer, Waffa Hanania took over the ...

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Brazil passes bill on Internet privacy

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Brazil’s congress passed a bill guaranteeing Internet privacy and enshrining access to the web. This comes on the eve of a major conference in Sao Paulo on the future of Internet governance that’s expected to draw representatives from some 80 countries. The bill was championed by President Dilma Rousseff and approved late Tuesday. The bill puts limits on the metadata ...

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Attorney General rejects call to resign following leak of confidential report

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Attorney General Anand Ramlogan has dismissed a call for his resignation from the civil rights group, Fixin’ T&T in Trinidad. This is due to the controversy over the leak of a confidential report into the New Flying Squad Investigative Unit (NFSIU), that a retired senior officer said he had been asked to establish by a former senior government minister. In ...

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21 injured when car plows into Florida church

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A car plowed into a church filled with 200 people celebrating Easter late Sunday, injuring 21 people. Fort Myers police responded to the chaotic scene shortly before 8:00 pm at the Second Haitian Baptist Church, according to Lt. Victor Medico. When officers arrived, church members were using car jacks to try to lift the vehicle off churchgoers who were trapped ...

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5 more bodies found in sunken ferry

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Divers have recovered 5 more bodies from the sunken ferry in Korea which left more than 300 people dead or missing. South Korean president Park Geun Hye, blasted the captain and some crew members Monday for committing “unforgivable, murderous behavior” in the disaster. The confirmed death toll has risen to 65. Divers reportedly finally made their way to a main ...

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Captain and two crew members are arrested in Korean Ferry sinking

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Authorities said that the captain and two crew members of a ferry that capsized which left more than 270 people, most of who were students dead, were arrested on Saturday. The captain, 69-year-old Lee Jun-seok was charged with abandoning the boat and its passengers at a time of crisis, among other counts, according to prosecutors. Lee, a 26-year-old woman who ...

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Magnitude 7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

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A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. Some walls cracked and fell but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake which began at about 9:30 am was centered on a long dormant fault line northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco. Many Mexicans are reportedly vacationing ...

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Mother drove into river trying to kill 3 kids

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On Thursday, the father of three teens said that they used their cell phones to frantically call for help after their troubled mother drove them into a river. After one sibling kicked out a window, a passerby helped all four escape from the cold Delaware River in Florence Township, New Jersey. The father of the teens, Jeffrey Smith said, “They ...

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Beau Biden announces run for Delaware governor

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The son of US Vice President Joe Biden has announced plans to run for governor of the state of Delaware in 2016. On Thursday, 45-year-old Beau Biden said he would not seek a third term as Delaware’s attorney general. He will seek the seat currently held by Governor Jack Markell who will be vacating after two terms. Joe Biden is ...

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