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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former senior at a New Hampshire prep school has been acquitted of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex charges regarding a 15-year-old freshman. A jury today found Owen Labrie not guilty of raping the girl in an academic building at St. Paul's School two days before he graduated last year. But jurors found him guilty of three misdemeanor sex assault charges. Labrie said he and the girl had consensual sexual contact but not intercourse when he was 18.
MONETA, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say they have no indication that anyone was helping the former reporter who killed two ex-colleagues on live TV earlier this week. A spokesman for the Franklin County sheriff says investigators will keep looking into whether Vester Flanagan had any help, until they can conclusively rule out that possibility. Flanagan killed TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward on Wednesday morning. He died later of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After 30 years in public service, Lincoln Chafee says, he's "had no scandals." And he adds, "That's not easy in Rhode Island." The former senator and governor has been looking to distinguish himself from Hillary Rodham Clinton and other presidential candidates today in a speech to the Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis. The long-shot candidate noted that in the Senate, he opposed the authorization of the war in Iraq. Clinton voted in favor of it.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan navy spokesman says his militia-backed government simply doesn't have the ships or equipment to handle the surge of migrants using the Libyan coast as a transit point for Europe. At least 105 migrants have died in the last two days as two overcrowded smugglers' boats capsized off Libya — and U.N. authorities fear at least 100 other migrants are missing in the disaster.
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City last year has taken the stand in his own defense. Frazier Miller, who is representing himself, did not address today what happened the day of the shooting. Instead he tried to present evidence to back up his anti-Semitic beliefs, which the judge has disallowed.
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