263 Overturned Murder ConvictionsJust 16 New Suspects Charged

July 4, 2017

Ninety-two year-old Emma Crapser spent the last night of her life playing Bingo at St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church, about a half a mile from her Poughkeepsie, N.Y. apartment. Upon her return home, she was murdered, apparently in the course of an intended robbery. According to court documents, she had asphyxiated after being bound and gagged with five pieces of material [stuffed] down her throat–including a chisel-like instrument, cloth, and…

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and…

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Someone in Hong Kong just bought a parking space for $664,260

June 16, 2017

Image: Vincent Yu/AP/REX/Shutterstock In a city where land is sparse, even parking lots go for a premium. A parking space in Hong Kong has been sold for a record $664,260 (HK$ 5.18 million) making it the most expensive parking space in the world, according to the South China Morning Post. SEE ALSO: Would You Live in These Tiny Apartments? At just 188 square feet, or 17.5 square metres, that works…

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May often heads to the hills with her husband Philip Prime Minister Theresa May likes to stretch her legs up and down hills and mountains, saying she decided to call the current election while walking in the Welsh mountains. Mrs May has also said she and her husband Philip enjoy “quite strenuous walking up mountains in Switzerland”. It may be worth remembering that the…

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A Tiny Island Off Singapore May Hold Keys to Energy’s Future

May 25, 2017

On a small island off the southern coast of Singapore, a French energy company is experimenting with what it hopes will be the future of renewable power storage. Plummeting costs for wind are helping renewable energy steal an ever-greater slice of the power generation pie from fossil fuels such as oil and coal. That makes it more and more vital to figure out how to spread out the brief but…

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Manchester Arena attack: Scots girl still missing – BBC News

May 24, 2017

‘Shock and disbelief’ Mr MacNeil told the BBC on Tuesday: “Laura is in hospital. She’s alive, she’s in a serious condition. We are still very worried for her, of course, the whole island is worried. “We are very worried for Eilidh MacLeod. Our hearts go out to both families. It’s been a huge shock to everyone on the island.” UK threat level raised to highest level Scots in hospital after…

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Controversial Puerto Rican Nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera Returns To Chicago

May 19, 2017

Murals and sun-bleached images of Lopez Rivera plastered windows along the Paseo Boricua in Chicagos Puerto Rican enclave of Humboldt Park with messages that called for his freedom and hailed him as a hero for his controversial role in fighting for Puerto Rican independence. Lopez Rivera spent part of his boyhood in the neighborhood. Thursdays events included a march down the Paseo Boricua accompanied by Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and…

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