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Exhumations resume for DNA to ID Tulsa Race Massacre victims
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Exhumations resume for DNA to ID Tulsa Race Massacre victims

A team of scientists started the process of re-exhuming human remains Wednesday in their effort to identify people killed in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst known examples of white mob violence against Black Americans in U.S. history. The team plans to dig up some of the 19 sets of remains, which...

Weinstein lawyer presses woman over absence of rape evidence
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Weinstein lawyer presses woman over absence of rape evidence

LOS ANGELES — An attorney for Harvey Weinstein peppered a woman with questions Wednesday on the lack of forensic evidence that the movie magnate raped her in 2013, or that he was even at the hotel where she says the assault occurred. “You don’t have any physical evidence to present to this jury that any...

Exhumations to resume; Bid to ID Tulsa Race Massacre victims
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Exhumations to resume; Bid to ID Tulsa Race Massacre victims

Some of the 19 bodies taken from a Tulsa cemetery and later reburied that could include remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre will be exhumed again starting Wednesday, part of a bid to gather more DNA for possible identification. The latest exhumation of bodies, some of which were taken last year from...

Arizona death row inmate seeks forensic tests in 1980 deaths
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Arizona death row inmate seeks forensic tests in 1980 deaths

PHOENIX — A judge is mulling an Arizona death row prisoner’s request to have fingerprint and DNA tests conducted on evidence from the two 1980 killings for which he is scheduled to be executed next month. A lawyer for Murray Hooper said at a hearing Wednesday that her client is innocent, that no physical evidence...

US monkeypox deaths are rare, but here’s why they can be difficult to confirm
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US monkeypox deaths are rare, but here’s why they can be difficult to confirm

CNN  —  There have been more than 25,000 monkeypox cases in the United States during the current outbreak, and deaths among monkeypox patients are rare. Among the few reported, it has sometimes been difficult to determine the role monkeypox played in the deaths. “It’s sort of the old situation we had with Covid: Did you...

Ex-Nevada deputy attorney general indicted on murder charge
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Ex-Nevada deputy attorney general indicted on murder charge

HONOLULU — A Hawaii grand jury on Friday indicted a former deputy Nevada attorney general on charges of second-degree murder in connection with the 50-year-old cold case of a Honolulu woman killed in 1972. Tudor Chirila, 77, is in custody in Reno, Nevada, where he is fighting extradition to Hawaii, saying his rights were violated...

Judge: Amended McClain autopsy can be released if redacted
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Judge: Amended McClain autopsy can be released if redacted

DENVER — A Colorado judge on Friday responded to a request by a coalition of news organizations to release an amended autopsy report for Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died after a 2019 encounter with police, by ruling the report be made public only after new information it contains is redacted. Colorado Public...

Colorado man convicted in 1982 slayings of 2 women
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Colorado man convicted in 1982 slayings of 2 women

DENVER — A Colorado man has been convicted of first-degree murder and other charges in the cold case slayings of two women whose bodies were found near the mountain resort town of Breckenridge in 1982. Alan Lee Phillips, 71, was arrested last year in the mountain hamlet of Dumont, west of Denver, after local, state...

Ex-Nevada deputy AG arrested in 1972 Hawaii homicide
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Ex-Nevada deputy AG arrested in 1972 Hawaii homicide

RENO, Nev. — A former deputy Nevada attorney general who ran for the state Supreme Court and was later affiliated with the infamous Mustang Ranch brothel has been arrested in Reno as a suspect in a 1972 homicide in Hawaii. Tudor Chirila Jr., 77, was being held Thursday in the Washoe County Jail without bail...