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Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Joseph Sledge became a free man on Friday after a three-judge panel declared him innocent of a 1976 murder for which he had been convicted. Seventy-year-old Sledge , who always maintained his innocence, had already spent 37 years behind bars. As WRAL reported : "Last month, the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission recommended the case of...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A federal judge on Friday struck down Alabama's gay marriage ban. U.S. District...
Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog
A U.S. federal court has ordered a halt in proceedings until May in a case...

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Over 230,000 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan - roughly the same number as those with PTSD - are said to suffer from both wars' signature injury: blast neurotrauma, or so-called "mild traumatic brain injury" from IED explosions and other "blast events." With alarmingly little known about a devastating but invisible "war on the brain," one project seeks to help veterans vent the pain and rage behind their daily masks by proclaiming the force of explosions that "rattle the earth around you."