DNA Evidence Frees 4 Black Men

DNA frees four black men: A Chicago judge has vacated the convictions of four men who were found guilty of a November 1994 murder after DNA testing on semen recovered from the victim matched a man who was convicted of a nearly identical murder. The Innocence Project, which represents one of the men and issued a press release on the development, says that the case represents another tragic example of black juveniles being coerced into confessing to crimes they didn't commit.

Gayle King to head CBS morning show: She's not just Oprah's BFF anymore! CBS News' new, as-yet-unnamed morning program will debut Jan. 9 and will star PBS interviewer Charlie Rose at 7 a.m. and Gayle King at 8, the network officially announced Tuesday.


NYC Muslim leaders encourage residents to know their rights: ColorLines reports that leaders of New York City's Muslim community are warning people to be watchful of potential undercover NYPD and FBI informants and are holding teach-ins to help members of the community diagnose the problem and understand their rights.

Patti LaBelle sued for throwing water at a baby: A New York City woman has filed a lawsuit in which she claims that the Grammy Award winner abused her and her 18-month-old daughter.


In other news: NBA Players File Antitrust Lawsuit.

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