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National & World Missouri man won't face 3rd trial in 1990 slaying Missouri man won't face 3rd trial in 1990 slaying
A special prosecutor on Tuesday dismissed a first-degree murder charge against a northwest Missouri man facing a third trial in his neighbor's 1990 death — the latest and likely final legal victory in a nearly quarter-century effort to clear his name.
National & World Ex-wife: Police officer joined Ku Klux Klan undercover
The ex-wife of a police officer who left the department after a report tied him to the Ku Klux Klan told investigators that the couple joined the group as part of an undercover operation, according to a report released Tuesday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
National & World White House defying aide's congressional subpoena
The White House is defying a congressional subpoena by keeping a top political aide to President Barack Obama from testifying at a hearing Wednesday, setting up a potential new legal battle in this midterm election year.
National & World Jailed Chinese pastor's family escapes to US Jailed Chinese pastor's family escapes to US
Three members of an imprisoned pastor's family have sneaked out of China to the U.S. with the help of activists after complaining about an extended campaign of harassment by Chinese authorities, a Christian rights group said Tuesday.