Daily Archive: March 11, 2013

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International

Half of girls in South Sudan forced to marry

CHILD BRIDE–Zali Idy, 12, poses in her bedroom in the remote village of Hawkantaki, Niger. Zali was married in 2011. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay-file) by Charlton Doki Associated Press Writer JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The 17-year-old beaten to death for refusing to marry a man old enough to be her grandfather. The teen dragged by her family to be raped to force her into marrying an elderly man.

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National

Ex-Detroit mayor convicted, jailed until sentence

HEADED TO PRISON—-Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick leaves federal court after being convicted March 11, in Detroit, of corruption charges, ensuring a return to prison for a man once among the nation’s youngest big-city leaders. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) by Ed White Associated Press Writer DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted Monday of corruption charges and then sent to jail to await his prison sentence in yet another dramatic setback for a man who once was among the nation’s youngest big-city leaders.

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National

1 deadly day: names and lives behind gunshot stats

FINAL HOURS–This Jan. 18 photo provided by the family shows Christopher Cotton at his sister’s home in Buffalo, N.Y. A few hours after this photo was made, just past 1 a.m., on Jan. 19, his body was found, slumped in the driver’s seat of a borrowed car, all the windows up and doors locked. (AP Photo/Jim Swiezy) by Adam Geller and David Crary AP National Writers (AP)–It was just past 1 a.m. when they found Christopher Cotton’s body, slumped in the driver’s seat at a Buffalo, N.Y., intersection, shot dead by an assailant who left all the car’s windows up, the doors locked.

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National

Nixon wished for total handgun ban

SUPPORTED BAN– In this June 29, 1972, photo President Richard Nixon speaks at a White House news conference in Washington during which he said he’d sign legislation banning Saturday night specials. (AP Photo/File) by Frederic J. Frommer Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Few presidents in modern times have been as interested in gun control as Richard Nixon, of all people.