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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Wartime Jew laws on display

The laws signed by Adolf Hitler that took away the citizenship of German Jews before the Holocaust were placed on rare public display at the US National Archives.

The Nuremberg Laws were turned over to the archives in August by The Huntington, a museum complex near Los Angeles, where they were quietly deposited by General George Patton at the end of the Second World War.

The papers will be on display in a separate Washington gallery from the US Constitution and Declaration of Independence until October 18.



Speed trouble for Spurs star

Tottenham and England footballer Ledley King is waiting to hear what penalty magistrates will impose after he was clocked breaking a 70mph speed limit.

King (29) of Cuffley, Hertfordshire, admits speeding on June 29 on the A14 near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Prosecutors say he was travelling at more than 100mph -- King says he did not top 95mph. Magistrates are due to hear arguments about King's speed at a hearing on November 30 before deciding how he will be punished.



Killer says sorry to girl's family

A US man who bludgeoned his girlfriend to death and then stole her ATM card to buy crack cocaine apologised to her family before he was put to death by lethal injection.

The sister of Michael Benge's victim said she doubted his remorse. Benge's execution was Ohio's eighth lethal injection in 2010 -- the most in a year since the state resumed capital punishment in 1999.

The previous high since was seven in 2004.



Jail sued over reading ban

A jail was sued over its policy barring inmates from having any reading materials except the Bible.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the policy on behalf of Prison Legal News, a monthly journal on prison law.

The 16-page complaint said officials at the Berkeley County jail in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, are violating several of the magazine's and inmates' constitutional rights.

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