1. ITALY

    Knox Appeals Slander Conviction

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    The Amanda Knox case isn’t quite over. Lawyers for the 24-year-old former University of Washington student asked an Italian court to overturn Knox’s conviction for slander, handed down in late 2011. Knox was given the lesser charge when her 2009 conviction for the murder of her roommate was overturned and the murder remained unsolved. The court did not announce a timetable for hearing the appeal.

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