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Congo's child soldiers awarded $10 million in damages by ICC

/ Dec 15, 2017

Congo's child soldiers awarded $10 million in damages by ICC

International war crimes judges on Friday awarded $10 million in landmark reparations to "hundreds or thousands" of former child soldiers, left brutalized and stigmatized after being conscripted into a ruthless Congolese militia. Warlord Thomas Lubanga, 56, was jailed for 14 years after being convicted in ...

Oklahoma man kept stepdaughter captive for 19 years

/ Dec 15, 2017

Oklahoma man kept stepdaughter captive for 19 years

A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering her nine children. Henri Michelle Piette is accused of kidnapping Rosalynn Michelle McGinnis in 1995 or ...

Kentucky lawmaker facing assault allegations kills himself

/ Dec 14, 2017

Kentucky lawmaker facing assault allegations kills himself

Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky known for inflammatory Facebook posts comparing Barack and Michelle Obama to monkeys and who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in his own basement, killed himself Wednesday night. He was 57. Bullitt County ...