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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).
  • 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...

    Former prosecutor hails Charles Taylor guilty verdict

     
    Founding prosecutor the the Special Court for Sierra Leone, David M. Crane, hails Charles Taylor's guilty verdict for war crimes: David M. Crane, founding prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, said Thursday’s conviction of former...