Dan De Luce
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/ 2 February 2006

US judge breaks ranks on first day on the job

Newly appointed United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito broke ranks with fellow conservative jurists on his first day on the job, backing a ruling by the court to stay the execution of an inmate in the midwestern state of Missouri. Alito joined the majority in a 6-3 vote that rejected a request by Missouri authorities to execute convicted murderer Michael Taylor.

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/ 26 February 2004

Iran’s youth face growing disillusionment

They slice through traffic on their motorbikes, racing each other at breakneck speed with one hand holding a cellphone. They listen to heavy metal, read G√ľnter Grass and admire Tom Cruise. They don’t go to the mosque the way their parents did and they have given up on politics. A third of Iran’s 65-million people are aged between 15 and 30,