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Last Salem ‘witch’ pardoned 329 years after she was wrongly convicted

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It took more than three centuries, but the last Salem “witch” has been officially pardoned. Massachusetts lawmakers on Thursday formally exonerated Elizabeth Johnson Jr, clearing her name 329 years after she was wrong...

‘Witches are icons’: Americans embrace their family ties to Salem trial victims

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What do Hollywood actor Humphrey Bogart, Senator Mitt Romney and half the US presidents have in common? They are all alleged descendants of someone involved the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which an infamous outbreak o...

The Israeli and Palestinian elections offend democracy – each in their own way

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For the first time in decades, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel will hold legislative elections a few months apart. Many in the international community and media will see this as a joint exercise in democracy...