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O.J. Simpson granted parole after televised hearing

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LOVELOCK, Nev. — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case for release in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star. Simpson, 70, could be a free man …

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Woman accused of kidnapping slain mom's kids enters plea

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LOS ANGELES – A woman accused of kidnapping and abandoning her slain half-sister’s children pleaded no contest on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Brittney Sue Humphrey was accused of kidnapping Kimberly Harvill’s three children – ages 5, 3, and 2 – then abandoning them in …

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Salvador Dalí's body to be exhumed for DNA test

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A bizarre paternity case involving legendary painter Salvador Dalí was to take an extraordinary step forward on Thursday, by digging up the past.  Officials in Spain will break into the tomb holding the surrealist master’s remains to retrieve a DNA sample, in hopes of unlocking the truth — and potentially …

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How to watch O.J. Simpson's parole hearing

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After nearly a decade in an isolated Nevada prison, O.J. Simpson could soon walk free. The former football star and convicted felon is set to appear before a parole board at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada on Thursday in one of the most anticipated hearings in recent memory. CBS News’ …

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Case dropped against ex-cop Tensing in motorist's killing

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CINCINNATI — A white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a Cincinnati traffic stop won’t face a third trial, a prosecutor announced Tuesday.  Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said he was dropping the case against 27-year-old Ray Tensing. Two previous juries couldn’t reach a unanimous agreement …

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Cops: Suspect in slayings of 4 Pa. men claimed other killings

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PHILADELPHIA — A pot dealer who confessed to killing four men on his family’s Pennsylvania farm last week also claimed to have killed two people in Philadelphia, but the city’s police commissioner called the information “sketchy.” Police Commissioner Richard Ross says Philadelphia detectives are looking through their files to check …

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