Memorialized in a Bob Dylan song and an Academy Award-nominated Denzel Washington film, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was a successful prize fighter who was falsely accused of murder. After spending nearly two decades in prison, Carter was exonerated by a federal judge in a ruling later affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Now in his 70s and an outspoken advocate for others who are wrongly convicted, Carter published a spiritual memoir, "Eye of the Hurricane." The book describes how he emerged not only from physical incarceration, but also from the emotional prison of hatred and bitterness.
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Virginia's attorney general Ken Cuccinelli will face former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe in November to become Virginia's 72nd governor.