Amanda Knox Verdict Countdown

By Candace Dempsey, author of Murder in Italy, the true story of Amanda Knox. Will Italy retry Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for murder?

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in 2007
Will Italy retry Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for murder? In the U.S., so many time zones away from Italy, we're waiting to find out. I've blogged about this sensational case since 2007. The former lovers were convicted of killing Amanda's British roommate in Perugia, Italy. After four years behind bars, they were freed in 2011 for "lack of evidence." Another man, drifter Rudy Guede, was convicted of the crime. Prosecutors have appealed the acquittals. On Monday, March 25, the Supreme Court will decide whether to send the two college students back to jail. Follow slideshow below.
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Beware the Ides of Mars (Video)

Don't take your eyes off the mesmerizing comet 2013Al, hellbent on colliding with Mars this month. Will it or won't it crash into the red planet? There's a 1 in 600 chance right now. To see what that would look like, click on scientist Leon Elenin's fabulous video simulation below.

As for me, I just returned from Lake Tahoe, where I skied on a frozen lake under the stars.  Now, more than ever, I've been staring up into the skies. I've wanted to fly into space since I was a little girl. That's just another form of wanderlust. No wonder I can't stop listening to Grace Potter's sad, lovely song "Stars." Play it next time you want to soar over the earth.

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