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10 things you need to know today: April 27, 2012

1. CHARLES TAYLOR FOUND GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES The warlord-turned-Liberian-President was convicted of 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity on Thursday. An international tribunal ruled that Taylor was guilty of arming and supporting violent rebels in Sierra Leone that committed mass atrocities during the country's 11-year civil war, which left more than 50,000 dead and many others brutally mutilated.
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