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Florida pardons wrongly accused 'Groveland Four' after 70 years


Four black men wrongly accused of raping a white teenager 70 years ago were pardoned by top Florida officials on Friday, a long-sought step in a case seen as a historic racial injustice. (Reuters US News) More More

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