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What Happens After Jurors Get It Wrong?

A judge threw out Santae Tribble's murder conviction earlier this year, after Tribble had spent decades in prison. Now, Tribble is fighting for a finding of actual legal innocence that would help him get compensation for the years he spent behind bars. Two jurors who convicted him have written to the court on his behalf.

Mug Shot Time? Wipe That Smile Off Your Face

In a world of Facebook and TMZ, mug shots are as popular as ever. There are entire tabloids dedicated to the latest arrest snapshots. But in one North Carolina county, mugging too much for a mug shot can get you locked in a cell indefinitely.

For Many Florida Ex-Cons, Voting Booth Is Off-Limits

Nationwide, nearly 6 million people have lost the right to vote because of felony convictions. And while some states are making it easier for former felons to regain that right, Florida — with 1.5 million disenfranchised former felons — has taken the opposite approach.

Docs Say Choose Organic Food To Reduce Kids' Exposure To Pesticides

It's important for kids to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, America's pediatricians say, but there are fewer pesticides and a potentially lower risk of exposure to drug-resistant bacteria in organic produce, if you can afford it.