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After 41 Years, Righteous Brothers' Singer Learns Who Killed Ex-Wife

Police say Kenneth Troyer raped, killed Karen Klaas

(Newser) - The 1976 murder of Karen Klaas, the ex-wife of Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers, transfixed the nation before becoming Hermosa Beach's longest-running cold case. But the 41st anniversary of her death Monday finally brought "closure." Los Angeles police say Klaas' killer has been identified as Kenneth... More »

Banned Tattoo Artist Fights for Free Speech in Court

'Art gets protection,' says law prof

(Newser) - The owner of a tattoo parlor barred from setting up in a Los Angeles beachfront community is battling the ban in court, arguing it's a violation of free artistic speech. He lost the first round when a federal judge ruled tattooing was "not sufficiently imbued with elements of communication.... More »

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