After spending four years in an Italian prison Knox arrived in the United States after departing Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport. Knox's life turned around dramatically Monday when an Italian appeals court threw out her conviction in the sexual assault and fatal stabbing of her British roommate.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread to the west coast, with protesters marching in solidarity with those in New York City by meeting at the Los Angeles City Hall and then marching through the financial district.
The Rangers are trying to repeat their World Series status as they tackle the Tigers, while the Brewers are trying to overcome the Cardinals, who stunned the world by knocking the Phillies out of the running.
As the protests grow in size, reaching a crescendo over the weekend as the NYPD arrested more than 700 individuals who had been corralled onto the Brooklyn Bridge, their singular purpose and future remains ambiguous.
Just a month ago, it seemed as if the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves were predestined for the playoffs. The likelihood of either being left out of the race for the pennant in October was almost mathematically impossible. But then the Rays and Cardinals surged, the Sox and Braves faltered, and both teams' seasons ended against the Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies.
It's not just Republicans and Democrats vying for the presidency. Sometimes, there are some unusual suspects lining up for the White House, who can show up from the most unlikely places with some of the oddest stances on the issues.
President Obama told students at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C. that America needs their ideas and passion immediately, "we need your generation to bring us back to the top. If we do that, you guys will have a brighter future. And so will America."
The Washington Monument, damaged during the August earthquake that struck D.C., is currently under inspection for signs of additional, previously-unnoticed structural issues and will be closed to the public for an undisclosed period of time.
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