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File photo of a jail cell block. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Md., Va. Prison Populations Way Down

Maryland and Virginia are among nine states that saw their prison populations drop by more than 1,000 last year, which is indicative of a nationwide trend.

07/25/2013

File photo of a prison cell. (credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

US To Release Terrorist Who Planted Airline Bomb From Federal Prison

Mohammed Rashed slipped a bomb beneath the jetliner seat cushion, set the timer and disembarked with his wife and child when the plane touched down in Tokyo. The device exploded as Pan Am Flight 830 continued on to Honolulu, killing a Japanese teenager in a 1982 attack that investigators linked to a terrorist organization known for making sophisticated bombs.

03/16/2013

Palestinian men take part in a protest against a film mocking Islam. (Photo by SAID KHATIB/AFP/GettyImages)

Man Behind Anti-Muslim Film Sentenced To Prison

The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter, then issued a provocative statement through his attorney.

11/07/2012

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