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1 hr ago | Bangor Daily News

Arizona killer was given two doses of drugs in drawn-out execution

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.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Prison, Ohio, Death Penalty

5 hrs ago | Switched

Counting Homeless Kids, the Right Way

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.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, George Miller, US House of Representatives, Senator Rob Portman, Republican, Representative Steve Stivers, Ohio

9 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Congress faces high price for border inaction

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio, Barack Obama

13 hrs ago | WMDT

Virginia Keeping Drug Used In Botched Executions

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.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, Ohio, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona Government

18 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

A reason for pause

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.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Indiana, Indiana Government, Arizona, Arizona Government, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Ohio

22 hrs ago | The Intelligencer

Ohio Proposal Unconstitutional

By trying to restore at the state level a part of the law declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Healthcare Law, Law

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Intelligencer

Group Questions Handling of Fire That Killed Fish

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.

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Related Topix: Ohio, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Peak Of Ohio

Jordan praised for fiscal voting record

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.

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Star-Telegram.com

Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

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.

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Related Topix: Prison, Arizona, Arizona Government, US News, US Supreme Court, Ohio

Plunderbund

BWC To Pay Back $420M To Ohio Businesses, BWC Lawyers Cash In

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike DeWine, US Senate, Republican, Ohio

The Columbus Dispatch

Ex-tax official failed to refund millions to Ohio 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.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Common Core still contentious among GOP legislators

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.

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Daily Reporter

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

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)

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Oklahoma Government, Ohio, Oklahoma, Prison

Cybercast News Service

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

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.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Oklahoma Government, Ohio, Oklahoma, State Prisons, Prison

News Times

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

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.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Ohio, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, State Prisons, Prison

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

GOP border report advises a compassionate but tougha response

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, joined at right by incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Calif., and Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., talks with reporters in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, following a Republican strategy session.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Ohio, Representative Lynn Jenkins, Kay Granger

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Cleveland.com

Early-voting cuts in Ohio rightfully draw Justice Department ire: editorial

At stake is one of the most precious of constitutional rights, the right to vote.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US Governors, John Kasich, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Opinion

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Phoenix New Times

Death Row Inmate's Execution on Hold as He Tries to Find Details on the Method

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.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ohio

Free Republic

Boehner: House Has No Plans to Defund Unconstitutional Acts by Obama

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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio, Barack Obama

WTVG-TV Toledo

Noon Weather Update 7/21

According to Court records, William Houston, was arrested Sunday morning for attempted rape.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Dublin, OH

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