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Miss. court gives inmate OK to pursue new DNA test

The Mississippi Supreme Court has given death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning the chance to argue before a judge for DNA and fingerprint testing that he says will show he's innocent in the deaths of two college students.Full story

Mississippi Supreme Court reverses DNA ruling in murder case

JACKSON, Mississippi (Reuters) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning can ask a lower court judge to allow DNA and fingerprint testing in a bid to overturn his conviction for murdering two college students. Full story

Hoda’s dream comes true as Dean Cain co-hosts

  A few weeks ago Hoda said she’d love to share a bottle of wine with Dean Cain, and today it came true as the former Superman portrayer joined her as guest co-host of the Fourth Hour of TODAY.

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  Exhumation aims to identify Boston Strangler

Using 50-year-old crime-scene DNA, investigators were able to find a familial match with a nephew of Albert DeSalvo, who confessed to the crimes of the Boston Strangler. Now they are going to exhume DeSalvo’s body to try to prove him guilty of the serial murders that terrified the city. NBC’s Katy T

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  DNA evidence links DeSalvo to Boston Strangler murders

Albert DeSalvo, who confessed to all 11 killings, eventually recanted before dying in 1973. But now Massachusetts officials say they have finally linked DeSalvo to one of the victims, a 19-year-old named Mary Sullivan. NBC’s Katy Tur reports.

  New potential inconsistency in Zimmerman trial

Legal experts Lisa Bloom, John Burris, Faith Jenkins, and Ken Padowitz join PoliticsNation to discuss the latest testimony in the George Zimmerman trial.

  Meet first commercially cloned horse

In 2006, a Texas company called ViaGen impregnated a mare with a cloned embryo produced from the DNA of Royal Blue Boon, an animal that earned its owner hundreds of thousands of dollars in competition.

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Prosecutor de la Rionda shows DNA samples to the jury during Zimmerman's second degree murder trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford
Prosecutor de la Rionda shows DNA samples to the jury during Zimmerman's second degree murder trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford

Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda shows DNA samples to the jury during George Zimmerman's second degree murder trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Florida, July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Jacob Langston/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)

Prosecutor de la Rionda shows DNA samples to the jury while questioning FDLE crime lab analyst Anthony Gorgone in Sanford
Prosecutor de la Rionda shows DNA samples to the jury while questioning FDLE crime lab analyst Anthony Gorgone in Sanford

Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda shows DNA samples to the jury while questioning Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab analyst Anthony Gorgone on the witness stand during George Zimmerman's second degree murder trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Florida, July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Jacob

A DNA double helix in an undated artist's illustration released by the National Human Genome Research Institute to Reuters
A DNA double helix in an undated artist's illustration released by the National Human Genome Research Institute to Reuters

A DNA double helix is seen in an undated artist's illustration released by the National Human Genome Research Institute to Reuters on May 15, 2012. REUTERS/National Human Genome Research Institute/Handout

Alonzo Jay King Jr.
Alonzo Jay King Jr.

This photo taken in April 2009, provided by the Salisbury, Md., Police Department, shows Alonzo Jay King Jr. A narrowly divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that police can collect DNA from people arrested but not convicted of serious crimes, a tool that more than half the states already use to help