Politics aside, however, the Amanda Knox case also highlights mounting public frustration with a judicial system seen as deeply flawed.
Amanda Knox is a strong person, according to her father. But the events of the past four years have taken an emotional toll on her.
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Four girlfriends of Conrad Murray testified of calls or texts with the doctor on the morning that Michael Jackson died. The prosecution is trying to paint Murray as recklessly inattentive.
A camera on the chest of an Oakland, Calif., police officer recorded the officer's fatal encounter with a suspect. The incident highlights the rising use of police chest-cams – and the legal and ethical questions surrounding them.
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Creation of the Syrian opposition's unity council comes as the US is set to call for a UN resolution to consider further sanctions against Syria if it does not halt the crackdown that has left some 2,700 dead.
Mexico's Cannabis Libraries, public collections of reliable information about illegal drugs, help to educate citizens in a country that is seeing consumption on the rise.
Amanda Knox left Italy on Tuesday, bound for her family's home in Seattle. An Italian court freed Amanda Knox on appeal of her 2009 murder conviction.