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Who hasn't wished to get away from it all and live on a secluded island somewhere? Since the mutineers of the famous "Bounty" landed in 1790, Pitcairn Island has been such a paradise in the world's collective mind. But the locals, particularly the young girls, knew Pitcairn as something quite different than an island Eden. more...

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The Michael Jackson trial is sure to have all the drama of Hollywood movie—money, fame, sex, alcohol, conspiracy—and we can't forget the sparring of the lawyers. Interestingly, both the prosecutor and defense attorney are former boxers—skills that just may come in handy in what is sure to become a true courtroom battle over the next few weeks or even months. more...

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Plea-bargaining in capital murder cases: is it is fair to the victims or their families? The very process seems to bypass the notion of justice. A light sentence in exchange for an admission of guilty hardly seems fair. So, why play "let's make a deal" with captured murderers? Here are some of the arguments. more...

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Sports fans have been known to get really excited at athletic events. But, on November 19, 2004, one fan's fanaticism transformed the game. A melee ensued. And, the much publicized brawl between Indiana Pacers basketball players and Detroit Pistons spectators crossed the line into a legal mess that has changed the game itself. more...

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Biblical references are creeping up in the most unexpected of places - soda containers from your favorite fast food hamburger stand or the frappe from your local coffee stand with quotes from scripture. It seems you can find bibles just about everywhere you look including your local motel room. But the buck seems to have stopped at the jury deliberation room. The only question is why? more...

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