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1 hr ago | Bangor Daily News
Arizona executioners had to administer at least two full doses of a two-drug lethal injection cocktail to a convicted killer before he finally succumbed nearly two hours after his execution began, the state's assistant attorney general said Thursday.
5 hrs ago | Switched
Homeless kids count. And they need to be counted accurately. So I am encouraged that Senators Dianne Feinstein and Rob Portman introduced legislation yesterday [7/24] to fix a long-standing injustice in the way our nation counts homeless kids, that has kept about 900,000 children and families from federal assistance programs designed to help them.
9 hrs ago | Yahoo!
It will cost the federal government a lot more to address the border crisis if Congress fails to act before recess Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 24, 2014.
13 hrs ago | WMDT
Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said Friday that officials aren't considering eliminating midazolam as one of three drugs that can be used as the first dose in Virginia's three-drug cocktail.
18 hrs ago | Journal Gazette
Those who support the death penalty ought to feel a special revulsion at botched executions, the latest being the almost two-hour ordeal Wednesday in Arizona.
About 9,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 250 gallons of hydrochloric acid burned during the June 28 Monroe County natural gas drilling pad fire, which left roughly 70,000 aquatic organisms dead in Opossum Creek, according to federal regulators.
The National Taxpayers Union Foundation's recently-released BillTally report lists Jordan as having the most fiscally responsible legislative agenda among Ohio's Congressional Delegation.
The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an isolated mishap" during an execution does not violate the Eighth Amendment.
Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas Judge Richard J. McMonagle still needs to approve a settlement agreement announced Wednesday evening between plaintiff lawyers and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation that would return $420 million in overcharged premium payments to approximately 230,000 businesses.
A former deputy tax commissioner has been convicted of dereliction of duty for his role in failing to refund more than $30 million in tax overpayments to Ohio businesses.
With 22 Republican signatures, a discharge petition aimed at forcing a House vote on a bill that would eliminate Common Core in Ohio remains well short of the 50 needed to initiate action.
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted 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. Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed ... (more)
Arizona Republic justice reporter Michael Kiefer describes what he saw as a witness to the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took more than an hour and a half at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily halted the execution of an Arizona death-row inmate as he attempts to get information about the state's new lethal-injection method.
House Speaker John Boehner indicated today that if President Barack Obama takes actions that exceed his constitutional authority, the House of Representatives has no plans to use its own constitutional authority to withhold funding from those actions.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:40 pm
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