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Appeals court to hear arguments on DC sniper's sentence

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Bob Meyers doesn't want partial justice for his brother. He wants full justice. And to him, that means leaving D. C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo's sentence just the way it is: life in prison, with no chance of ever getting out. A federal judge has given a glimmer of hope to Malvo, who was 17 when he was arrested in the random shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three in and around the nation's capital. The judge ruled that Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings, now...

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After huge US crowds, European women join chorus for change

LONDON (AP) Thousands of people on two continents picked up the baton from the United States and rallied Sunday in solidarity with women demanding equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment. Demonstrations in London, Paris, Sydney and other European and Australian cities followed much larger women's marches held Saturday across the U. S. to mark the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, as well as the protests it inspired. In the British capital, demonstrators carried a...

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Gabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 10 held

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Gabon says a major trafficking ring that smuggled six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017 has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in the Central African country. The Chadian head of the syndicate, Abdoulaye Mohamoud Ibrahim, and eight accomplices, including his wife, son and daughter-in-law, were arrested on Nov. 1 after a two-year investigation assisted by Interpol and French law enforcement, Gabon's national...

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