Stanley Wrice pauses in December 2013 as he speaks to the media with his lawyer, Heidi Linn Lambros (left) and his daughter, Gail Lewis, while leaving Pontiac Correctional Center in Pontiac, Ill. Wrice was released after serving more than 30 years. He claimed for decades that Chicago police detectives under the command of then-Lt. Jon Burge beat and coerced him into confessing to rape. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Chicago Set To Create Reparation Fund For Victims Of Police Torture

Officers on the South Side are believed to have brutally abused hundreds in the '70s, '80s and '90s. The council vote will set aside $5.5 million for the victims and provide education and counseling.

Bollywood actor Salman Khan leaves the Mumbai Sessions court after the verdict against him on Wednesday. Khan, 49, was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of driving a vehicle over five men sleeping on a sidewalk, killing one of them. Rajanish Kakade/AP hide caption

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Bollywood Star Salman Khan Convicted In Hit-And-Run Case

Khan, 49, was sentenced to five years in prison for driving while drunk over a group of people sleeping on a sidewalk in 2002, killing one of them. He was granted bail until Friday.

Andreas Lubitz, seen here in 2009, is believed to have deliberately crashed Germanwings flight 9525 into a mountain in southern France on March 24, killing all 150 people on board. Getty Images hide caption

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Report Finds Germanwings Co-Pilot May Have Rehearsed Crash

A report from French investigators says that Andreas Lubitz set the altitude dial to 100 feet several times during his outbound flight, leading investigators to believe that he was practicing for the crash.

Derek Jeter attends the launch party for his new website, The Players' Tribune, on Feb. 14.The new website is a platform for athletes to talk directly to fans. Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Athletes Want To Talk To Fans Without Meddlesome Sports Journalists

Retired baseball player Derek Jeter is leading the charge to find ways for players to speak to fans without media middlemen.

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Protesters gather April 30, outside of Puerto Rico's Capitol building in San Juan to oppose Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla's budget proposal. The plan would raise taxes to help cover the state's massive debt. Ricardo Arduengo/AP hide caption

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Economy

In Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, There Are No Easy Solutions

After years of recession and rampant tax evasion, the U.S. territory is desperate to renegotiate its $73 billion debt. But it can't declare bankruptcy, and plans to raise taxes face strong resistance.

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