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By Emery P. Dalesio The Associated Press

Judge orders man free after 28 years, cites unfair trial

WILMINGTON, N.C. — A judge on Thursday ruled that a North Carolina man who was convicted of murder as a teenager and was imprisoned 28 years ago did not get a fair trial and allowed him to go free.

North Carolina Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Parsons ruled Thursday that there was not enough evidence to justify 43-year-old Johnny Small’s conviction for a 1988 murder.

Pesticide-makers point to other culprits in bee die-offs

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. In a Nordic-inspired building tucked in a corner of the Bayer CropScience North American headquarters, high school students wander through 6,000 square feet dedicated entirely to the specialness of bees. Children taste different types of honey and examine the differences between honeybee and carpenter bee specimens.