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Sierra Leone

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  • Henry Louis Gates returns with 'The African Americans'

    Can something as tragic and immoral as slavery become, if not less tragic, then noble, even righteous, in the telling? It can and it does in the capable hands of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., whose brilliant and compelling new six-part series for PBS called "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" premieres Oct. 22 (check local listings).
  • Your morning adorable: Pygmy hippopotamus born at Zoo Miami

    At Florida's Zoo Miami, the recent birth of a pygmy hippopotamus is cause for big excitement. The baby, a female, is the first of her species to be born at the zoo in more than two decades and the first...

    Charles Taylor's defense lawyers call 80-year sentence 'excessive'

    Charles Taylor's defense lawyers says 80 years jail "excessive": Defense lawyers for former Liberian president, Charles Taylor, convicted of last month of war crimes, said Friday the 80-year jail sentence sought by the prosecution was too harsh. Taylor,...

    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor gets 50 years for war crimes

    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor gets 50 years for war crimes: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, 64, will likely spend the rest of his life in jail after a U.N.-backed court sentenced him to 50 years in jail for aiding and abetting war...

    Liberia's Charles Taylor guilty of aiding, abetting war crimes

    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity. Taylor faces a possible life sentence for his role in arming ruthless rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in exchange for "blood...