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Court weighs fairness of life sentence for teenage killer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man handed life in prison without parole for his conviction as a teenager in the killing of his boss is seeking relief after a recent Supreme Court ruling. At issue in Jason Clem’s case is whether Virginia law mandates life-without-parole sentences for juveniles in capital murder cases. The U.S. … Continue reading

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Patrick Kennedy memoir exposes rift among his relatives
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Patrick Kennedy memoir exposes rift among his relatives

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ex-congressman Patrick Kennedy’s mother says she didn’t know her son was writing a book and she didn’t help him with it in any way. Kennedy’s memoir, “A Common Struggle” came out Monday, October 5, and details family secrecy, substance abuse and mental illness in himself and relatives, including his father, late Massachusetts … Continue reading