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24 min ago | Journalgazette.net

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

In this undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections, an unidentified Arizona Corrections Officer adjusts the straps on the gurney used for lethal injections at the Arizona State Prison at Florence, Ariz.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Death Penalty, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

24 min ago | KSWO

Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Thursday, July 10, 2014 file photo, former Virginia Gov. RICHMOND, Va.

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Related Topix: Richmond, VA, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Federal Prisons

3 hrs ago | KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Obama, Central American leaders meet on immigrant youth

Central American leaders signaled to President Barack Obama they're working on a "comprehensive plan" to address the underlying reasons for the surge of immigrant youth from their countries who are entering the United States illegally.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Barack Obama

7 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Escaped Oklahoma inmate captured in north Texas

Oklahoma prison officials say an inmate who walked away from a minimum security facility in Granite has been captured in Texas.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Oklahoma State Reformatory

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Washington Times

Judge drops 1 of 5 defendants from 9/11 Gitmo case; Ramzi Binalshibh to get his own war crimes trial

A military judge has ruled that one of five prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay naval base charged in the Sept.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp

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

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

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

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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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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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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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

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