Lindsey Knight

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Destroyed: How the trashing of rape kits scars victims and jeopardizes justice

Editor's note These stories contain graphic language used in police documents on rape cases. CNN chose to quote directly from the documents rather than use vague or euphemistic language that fails to convey the violence of the crimes. Reporters were unable to identify and reach most victims because police redacted their names, addresses and other identifying information in the case files.

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'Justice failed': Town apologizes for 1940 lynching

"Negro succumbs to shot wounds," read the LaGrange Daily News headline, squeezed between the personal ads and a report on a church fish fry. "Dies Sunday at Hospital, Struck by Seven Bullets." LaGrange police did not investigate the killing of the young man, reported at the time to be 16 years old.

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Alabama's aborted execution was 'botched and bloody,' lawyer says

Chief US District Judge Karon Bowdre of the Northern District of Alabama also ordered corrections officials to allow for a full medical examination of inmate Doyle Lee Hamm, 61, whose execution last Thursday was called off about 2 1/2 hours after he was taken into the death chamber, court documents show.

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Governors gone bad: Alabama's Bentley latest on a long list

Bentley made his announcement Monday after being booked into the Montgomery County Jail and pleading guilty to two misdemeanors: failing to file a major contribution report and knowingly converting campaign contributions to personal use. Under the terms of the plea deal, Bentley had to resign from office within one hour of his guilty plea.

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Driver in Texas bus crash involved in fatal 1998 accident - CNN.com

The driver in Thursday's bus crash in Texas was investigated but not indicted in a fatal accident 15 years ago, according to court documents. Two people were killed and dozens rushed to hospitals after a charter bus bound for Oklahoma overturned on a Dallas-area turnpike Thursday morning.

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11/20/2013
JFK - Legacy of a Name

From cars to schools to parks, you can still find JFK's legacy across the United States.

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Are health plans forced to cover free 'abortion pills?'

"President Obama, in a stunning, shocking level of power, now just recently told all private insurance companies, 'You must offer the morning-after abortion pill, because I said so. And it must be free of charge.' That same level coming through executive orders and through government dictates is wrong." -- Minnesota Rep.

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'The Shining' by the numbers

Thirty-six years after the release of Stephen King's novel, "The Shining," Danny Torrance is back as his story continues in King's new book, "Doctor Sleep." It will be out September 24. Many references from the book and movie have left their mark on popular culture, so the CNN Library compiled some fun facts about "The Shining," by the numbers.

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08/03/2014
The lavish homes of American archbishops

Clearly, "lifestyles of the rich and religious" doesn't cut it for Pope Francis. The pontiff has said it "breaks my heart" to see priests and nuns driving the latest-model cars. He's blasted "airport bishops" who spend more time jet-setting than tending to their flocks. And he's warned against church leaders who bear the "psychology of princes."

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The Afghan war 10 years later: A look at the numbers

During the past 10 years of war in Afghanistan, thousands of troops have died and thousands more have been wounded. A look at the statistics from the war reveals some broad and basic trends: The casualties have increased steadily every year, with a jump in the past three years of the war, a siz...

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Are Medicare and Medicaid 'paid to crooks?'

"The federal government is such a bad manager of money that somewhere between 70 and $120 billion a year in Medicare and Medicaid is paid to crooks ... I would start to balance the budget by stop paying the crooks, not by cheating honest Americans."

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By the Numbers: Presidential libraries

Former President George W. Bush will host an elite group at the dedication of his presidential library in Dallas on Thursday. President Barack Obama and former Presidents Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush and Jimmy Carter will attend the event.

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Obama wins on time, Romney wins on word count

(CNN) - When Tuesday evening's showdown between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney concluded, the CNN debate clock showed the president spoke for 3 minutes and 14 seconds longer than his Republican rival. The totals: 44 minutes, 4 seconds for Obama; and 40 minutes, 50 seconds for Romney.

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Milwaukee shooting: Curfew imposed in hopes of restoring calm

The city, long marred by racial tensions, instituted a curfew for teenagers Monday night in an effort to restore the peace after Saturday's shooting death of an armed African-American man, Sylville Smith, by a black police officer. Protests over the shooting turned violent over the weekend as at least six businesses were torched, cars were burned and four officers injured in the clashes.

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By the numbers: Memorial Day and veterans

So far, more than 6,800 U.S. servicemen and women have died during the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and at least 52,000 more have been wounded. Here is a look at the numbers behind the sacrifices of American military veterans of current and past wars: More than 8,300 -- Number of coalition troops who have died during the military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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A tale of two Ben Carsons - CNNPolitics.com

At the core of his narrative of spiritual redemption are his acts of violence as an angry young man - stabbing, rock throwing, brick hurling and baseball bat beating - that preceded Carson's sudden transformation into the composed figure who stands before voters today.

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By the numbers: Memorial Day and veterans

So far, more than 6,800 U.S. servicemen and women have died during the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and at least 52,000 more have been wounded. Here is a look at the numbers behind the sacrifices of American military veterans of current and past wars: More than 8,300 -- Number of coalition troops who have died during the military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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03/09/2015
U. of Oklahoma fraternity shuttered after racist chant - CNN.com

The members have until midnight Tuesday to get their things out of the house, university President David Boren said in a Monday afternoon news conference. "The house will be closed, and as far as I'm concerned, they won't be back," he said, adding that the university is exploring what actions it can take against individual fraternity members.

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Memorial Day 2016: What you need to know

From weather forecasts to safety hazards and ideas for last-minute plans, here's what to know for Memorial Day 2016: How to travel Be patient. If you thought the recent nightmares at airport security lines were bad, just wait (even more). This summer, air travel is expected to draw the most people ever, with 220 million expected to fly.

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04/01/2014
For first month in years, no U.S. forces die in Afghanistan

(CNN) -- No U.S. military forces died last month in Afghanistan, marking the first such month in more than seven years and the third time since the war began more than 12 years ago, according to the CNN Library, which tallies the casualties. Here are some other numbers: * The previous months in which no U.S.

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Federal court overturns SC same-sex marriage ban - CNN.com

A U.S. District Court judge has overturned South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage. The ruling, by Judge Richard M. Gergel in Charleston, does not mean an immediate issuance of marriage licenses for same-sex couples, however. The judge set the order to go into effect on November 20, to give opponents time to appeal if they wish.

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A closer look: How many school shootings since Newtown? - CNN.com

After Tuesday's shooting at an Oregon high school, many media outlets, including CNN, reported that there have been 74 school shootings in the past 18 months. That's the time period since the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were shot to death.

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