Apr 152012
ST. LOUIS • The wheels of justice started grinding against a distant culture the day the soft-spoken seventh-grader walked into a Planned Parenthood clinic here with a swollen belly, seeking an abortion.

The nonprofit clinic called social services, which in turn called St. Louis police. Investigators presented facts to prosecutors, who in February 2011 filed a first-degree statutory rape charge against Asannay Marbati, the 20-something father-to-be. Continue reading »

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Apr 152012
CAIRO — The Egyptian election authorities eliminated three of the country’s leading presidential candidates in one broad stroke on Saturday night in an unexpected decision that once again threw into disarray the contest to shape the future of Egypt after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. Continue reading »
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