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U.S. Supreme Court: Juveniles offenders can’t be locked up for life (access required)

Arizona prisoners sentenced to “the rest of their natural life’’ behind bars for crimes they committed as teenagers have new hope for a parole hearing under a ruling the U.S. Supreme Court issued Monday.

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