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Sole Child Survivor of '85 Philly Bombing Dies in Hot Tub

Michael Ward found on cruise ship, apparently drowned

(Newser) - Michael Moses Ward, one of two survivors of the 1985 bombing of the militant group MOVE in a Philadelphia neighborhood and the only child to make it out alive, has died at 41. Ward died aboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean, say Florida medical examiners. His body was found... More »

Court Refuses to Reinstate Mumia's Death Sentence

Pa. judges order life in prison, or new hearing

(Newser) - Famed death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal earned some measure of triumph today as a US appeals court refused to reinstate his death sentence, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Abu-Jamal was convicted in 1982 of killing a Philly cop, and has fought for retrial. The court upheld the conviction but said Abu-Jamal should... More »

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