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1 hr ago | Click2Houston

Bad drugs lead to execution controversies

Arizona spent two hours killing death row inmate Joseph Wood this week, an unusually long time for an execution.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Oklahoma

2 hrs ago | CBS Local

Judge Says Dallas Man Should Be Exonerated In Rape

A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

6 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

US clears Kuwaiti for release from Guantanamo

The U.S. Periodic Review Board, which is reviewing the cases of dozens of detainees held at the prison, ruled July 14 that Fawzi al-Odah no longer needed to be held for national security reasons.

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Related Topix: Kuwait, World News, Middle East, US Military Prisons, Cuba, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Guantanamo Bay

10 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Texas inmate charged with murder for 2004 death

Sheriff's officials say Thursday that Allan Eugene was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Richard Sepulveda in 2004.

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14 hrs ago | KTEN-TV Denison

Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on... Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing ... (more)

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Related Topix: Food, Agriculture, Chiquita Brands International, Ohio State University, US News, US Supreme Court

18 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

Robert Hungerford, of Phoenix, prays as he and a group of about a dozen death penalty opponents protest the possible execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood at the state prison in Florence, Ariz.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, State Prisons, US News, US Supreme Court, Ohio

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Ohio woman gets 32 years in forced labor case

Jessica Hunt, 33, was convicted in March of forced labor, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and conspiracy to illegally obtain prescription drugs.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons

KAUZ

Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges ... (more)

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Related Topix: United States Army War College, Federal Prisons, Weather, Tornado, Natural Disasters

KIDK CBS 3

Obama weighs sending guard troops to border

The Obama administration, after initially resisting the idea, is weighing whether to deploy National Guard troops to the southern border to help address a surge of migrant youth from Central America, many of them unaccompanied, a White House official told CNN.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, World News, Central America, El Salvador, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat

WYLD-FM

U.S. Border Official Pulls Gun On Boy Scout

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent recently pulled a gun on a central Iowa Boy Scout troop that was trying to cross from Canada into Alaska, suggesting that at least one United States border is secure.

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KMPH-TV Fresno

Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors

A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than... A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Ohio, Federal Prisons

Stars and Stripes

Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

The wreckage scene is compromised, key evidence may have disappeared altogether and political complexities could block an international court from hearing the case.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Netherlands, World News,

Cybercast News Service

Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KFBB

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Cybercast News Service

Some lethal injection problems in US executions

Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, Ted Strickland, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ohio, US Governors

ABC15.com

Suspected Nazi war criminal dies before hearing

A suspected Nazi war criminal died in Philadelphia overnight Tuesday, just hours before a U.S. court ruling cleared the way for him to be extradited to Germany to face trial.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Thomas Jefferson University

Yahoo!

Montana senator accused of plagiarizing thesis

Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages taken word-for-word from previously published papers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus

Northern Michigan News

Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Joaquin Castro, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas, US National Guard, US Military, Rick Perry, US Governors

Click2Houston

9/11 Commission: 'Terrorism not going away'

America's longest war. Much more National Security Agency surveillance. An alphabet soup of new government departments and agencies.

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Related Topix: Terrorism

EDGE

Gay Porn Star Arrested at LAX After Attempt to Smuggle Meth in Anus

British gay porn star Bruno Knight used some of the skills he's picked up in the adult film industry which led to his arrest at Los Angeles Airport on June 16 for trying to traffic samples of crystal meth from the U.S. to the U.K. via his anus.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Metropolitan Detention Center, Los Angeles, Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs

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