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Report finds exonerations in the US rose again in 2016

Luis Vargas, who has been in prison for 16 years, reacts in court as he is exonerated Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Los Angeles. A judge exonerated Vargas, convicted of three rapes, after DNA evidence linked the crimes to a serial rapist wanted for assaults dating back two decades. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)

(AP) — The number of people exonerated in the U.S. rose again in 2016, with more than half of them involved in cases in which it was later determined no crime occurred, according to a report released Tuesday. A record ...

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