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Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage ban

Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage ban

A federal judge ruled in favor of Cari Searcy, left, and Kim McKeand, pictured here with their son Khaya in Mobile, Ala.

January 24, 2015 9:31 amLoading…
Alabama seeks to stay order granting gay marriage

Alabama seeks to stay order granting gay marriage

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama’s ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state.

January 24, 2015 9:31 amLoading…
After 37 years in prison, innocent North Carolina man freed

After 37 years in prison, innocent North Carolina man freed

Joseph Sledge, 70, addresses members of the media after being released from jail in Columbus County, N.C., on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, after serving nearly four decades behind bars for two slayings he didn't commit. Sledge was found innocent by a three-judge panel who heard testimony from a DN…

January 23, 2015 4:26 pmLoading…
After 37 years in prison, innocent North Carolina man freed

After 37 years in prison, innocent North Carolina man freed

Christine Mumma, director of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, left, and Cheryl Sullivan, staff attorney, hug Joseph Sledge after a special session of superior court in Whiteville, N.C. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Sledge, 70, was freed from prison Friday, after a panel of judges f…

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After 37 years in prison, innocent North Carolina man freed

After 37 years in prison, innocent North Carolina man freed

WHITEVILLE, N.C. — For the first time in nearly 40 years, Joseph Sledge woke up behind bars with a chance of becoming a free man.

January 23, 2015 4:26 pm Photos

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After 37 years in prison, innocent North Carolina man freed

After 37 years in prison, innocent North Carolina man freed

Joseph Sledge hugs his sister Barbara Kinlaw after learning he’d be freed from prison Friday in Whiteville, N.C.

January 23, 2015 4:26 pmLoading…
Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

April 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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