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Ex-U.S. soldier loses appeal over rape and killing of Iraqis

CHICAGO — A former US soldier serving a life sentence for the gang rape and murder of an Iraqi girl and the slaughter of her family lost his appeal Tuesday, court records showed. Steven Green, named as the ringleader in the March 2006 atrocity, was tried in civilian court after…

Supreme Court rules life sentences for some minors is unconstitutional

The Supreme Court has ruled that teenagers may not be locked up for life without chance of parole if they haven’t killed anyone. By a 5-4 vote Monday, the court says the Constitution requires that young people serving life sentences must at least be considered for release. The court ruled…