Milestones Jan. 24, 2005

CONVICTED. CHARLES GRANER, 36, Army Reserve specialist and reputed ringleader of a group of abusive guards at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison; on all five charges of assault, conspiracy, maltreatment of detainees, committing indecent acts and dereliction of duty; in the first trial arising from the international scandal that broke with the release of photos showing U.S. soldiers gleefully torturing prisoners; in Fort Hood, Texas. Jurors rejected the defense's claim that Graner was just following orders and sentenced him to 10 years in prison with a demotion to private.

SWORN IN. CHRISTINE GREGOIRE, 57, Democrat; as Governor of Washington; after an agonizingly...

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