After decades behind bars for a 1975 murder they did not commit, Ricky Jackson and Wiley Bridgeman have walked free in Ohio. The key witness, a 12-year-old boy at the time, said police coerced him into false testimony.
US House Speaker John Boehner has accused Barack Obama of "damaging the presidency itself" with his unilateral action on immigration. The changes would ease the threat of deportation for almost 5 million US residents.
Immigration reform per decree brings US President Barack Obama into direct conflict with Republicans. It won't be the last time, write's DW's Michael Knigge.
Protesters clashed with riot police in advance of several larger planned demonstrations in support of 43 missing university students. The protests mark the biggest crisis of Enrique Pena Nieto's presidency.
Mexico refuses to quiet down, with mass demonstrations on the anniversary of the revolution. But it should not quiet down until it's true democracy, says DW's Claudia Herrera-Pahl.
Residents of the northeastern US state of New York are bracing for a fresh dumping of heavy snow. At least seven deaths have been attributed to the last snowstorm.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia agreed to release an army general they kidnapped earlier this week. General Ruben Alzate is the highest-ranking military official ever to have been taken by the group.
In August, a white police officer shot Michael Brown, an African-American teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri. A decision is pending on whether the policeman will face criminal charges. The town is bracing for riots.
Authorities in Honduras have uncovered two bodies, which they believe are those of Miss Honduras and her sister. The siblings went missing late last week.
In an unseasonal cold blast, all 50 US states have been hit by freezing temperatures. Snowstorms, which have left four dead in the state of New York, have been described as "the worst in memory."
A bill to rein in the spying authority of the National Security Agency (NSA) has been blocked by the US Senate. Opponents said the legislation would have undermined Washington's counterterrorism efforts.
A bill to begin construction on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline is set to go forward in the Senate. President Barack Obama and several Native American nations have voiced their opposition to the bill.
The notorious convicted mass murderer Charles Manson has received permission to marry a 26-year-old woman who is convinced of his innocence. The 80-year-old cult leader is not expected to leave prison alive.
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