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Prosecutors say will appeal Pistorius verdict

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case said Monday they will file appeal papers in the next few days against the verdict and sentence after the Olympic runner was convicted of culpable homicide and given a five-year prison term for killing his girlfriend....

Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official....

Student's mysterious death sparks Mexico protests
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Several hundred students marched through a city in central Mexico on Thursday to demand justice for a schoolmate who turned up dead after witnesses said he was detained by police....

Pistorius sentencing: What it means

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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- How much prison time will Oscar Pistorius ultimately serve for killing his girlfriend? And will the double-amputee Olympian ever run competitively again on the carbon-fiber blades that made him one of the world's most recognizable athletes?...

Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce....

Opposition leader Anwar expects to be jailed again

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he expects Malaysia's top court will dismiss his final appeal against a sodomy conviction next week and that he will be sent to prison for the second time in a decade....

Lauren Hill starts layup challenge for cancer
CINCINNATI (AP) -- College basketball player Lauren Hill started a layup challenge on Monday to raise money for research into the brain cancer that has left her with only months to live....

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