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  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle on opting out of standardized testing in schools.
  • Former Blackwater guards in 2007 Iraq massacre get stiff sentences

    WASHINGTON A federal judge sentenced four former Blackwater USA security contractors Monday to long prison terms for killing Iraqi civilians in a notorious 2007 incident. Three of the former Blackwater now known as Academi contractors received prison...

    Florida became 'hotbed' for sovereign citizens, whom FBI calls domestic terrorists

    Florida became 'hotbed' for sovereign citizens, whom FBI calls domestic terrorists
    Joseph Paffen died with a 9 mm Smith & Wesson pistol in his hand. His empty shoulder holster had two magazines holding 34 bullets. And a pack on his belt held four more magazines with 68 bullets. The 46-year-old Sovereign Citizen was killed Feb. 8...

    U.S. jury convicts four Blackwater guards in 2007 Iraq killings

    U.S. jury convicts four Blackwater guards in 2007 Iraq killings
    For 10 weeks this summer in a downtown Washington courtroom, the trial of four former Blackwater security guards unfolded as a morality play about American accountability to Iraqi civilians in the aftermath of the United States’ long military...

    Blackwater convictions leave several Iraqi victims wanting more

    Blackwater convictions leave several Iraqi victims wanting more
    After he attended the federal trial in the United States this summer for four Blackwater security contractors accused in 2007 shootings that left 17 Iraqis dead, Sami Hawas Hamoud was eager to keep up with events in the case. But back home in Baghdad,...