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Ex-Blackwater Guards Face Sentencing in Iraq Case

A yearslong legal fight over a deadly shooting of civilians in an Iraq war zone reaches its reckoning point with the sentencing this week of four former Blackwater security guards. Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty and Paul Slough face mandatory, decades-long sentences because of firearms convictions. A fourth defendant, Nicholas Slatten, faces life in prison after being found guilty of first-degree murder. At the hearing Monday in U.S. District Court, defense lawyers intend to appeal for...

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