First Drip (9/29/14): Innocence Project takes on Gaston County man's case, protests erupt in Hong Kong, more



The center that oversees Innocence Projects in North Carolina is taking on the case of a man from Gaston County who says he did not kill UNC Charlotte student Irina Yarmolenko in 2008. Mark Carver was convicted of murder in 2011 and has served 3 1/2 years on death row. An online campaign, "Free Mark Carver," has gotten the attention of attorneys with the N.C. Center on Actual Innocence, who agree he is not guilty.

Despite what the government-run media claims, pro-democracy protests have erupted in Hong Kong. "Chinese newspapers and news outlets on Monday, citing reports by the official Xinhua News Agency, said protesters were "disrupting social order and stability" on Sunday by "illegally" occupying public spaces in Hong Kong's business district. By contrast, Hong Kong and foreign media largely focused on police conduct, especially the use of pepper spray and tear gas, which are unusual in a city known for peaceful protests."

Fifteen people were shot at a nightclub in Miami early Sunday morning. Seven were transported to a nearby hospital, and one is in critical condition. The victims' ages range from 11 to 25. It is unclear as to what led to the shooting or why children were in the club.

In an "exclusive interview" with CNN, an ISIS fighter downplayed the U.S.'s airstrikes against the terrorist group, saying not only were they prepared, but the targets - including small-scale refineries - aren't their only source of cash.

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