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Christian campaigners horrified by Arkansas execution

Another execution had been scheduled for Thursday, but was stayed by the state Supreme Court on Wednesday. The decision to move forwards with Lee's execution came after the Supreme Court rejected ap...

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Professor questions state account of execution

On April 27, Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days. The American Civil Liberties Union says Arkansas may have subjected a death row inmate to cruel and unusual punishment in its rush...

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Federal judge issues injunction to block Arkansas executions

Federal judge issues injunction to block Arkansas executions

But Arkansas circuit court Judge Wendell Griffen, an outspoken opponent of capital punishment, issued an order on Friday blocking the state from using a second drug, vecuronium bromide, after a petiti...

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Court agrees to hold off ruling on carbon restrictions

Court agrees to hold off ruling on carbon restrictions

Freire said in a statement . A screenshot of the last administration's website will remain available from the main page, the agency said. Pruitt reportedly approved the changes to the EPA's website...

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Duterte calls on North Korea, US to 'show restraint'

North Korea rattled world powers in February when it successfully launched a new intermediate-range ballistic missile that it said could carry a nuclear weapon. "The threat of a nuclear attack on Se...

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Chad Kelly drafted in 7th Round

Chad Kelly drafted in 7th Round

He had disciplinary issues in high school and was kicked out of Clemson following multiple violations of team rules. He was the sixth offensive player out of the eight draft picks Denver made. Souther...

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Both Parties United on Permanent Fix for Coal Miners' Health Care

Both Parties United on Permanent Fix for Coal Miners' Health Care

Sen. WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is close to a deal to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire Sunday, coal-state lawmakers said ...

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House backs one more week of government spending

The measure gives negotiators until next Friday to resolve final differences over a $1 trillion bill financing federal agencies through September 30 . House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi warned that...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire following 2017 season

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire following 2017 season

He said he told Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick of his decision March 29. And that - not just his ability to win big races or even his racing lineage - is what fans seem to appreciate mo...

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Deliberations resume over killing near Arizona university

Deliberations resume over killing near Arizona university

Questions involved whether victim Colin Brough had a right to charge Steven Jones , what is the law regarding pointing a gun at an unarmed person, and does an aggressive motion that does not include ...

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Game of Thrones language class coming to UC Berkeley this summer

Game of Thrones language class coming to UC Berkeley this summer

Peterson - who has since worked on shows including The 100 and Penny Dreadful - also created the show's High Valyrian language. In the meantime, you can listen to the Berkeley fight song "Sons o...

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Ann Coulter protest: UC Berkeley police say 2 arrested

Many of Coulter's supporters who showed up to the protest were wearing ballistic helmets with pro-Donald Trump stickers and other protective gear since they were anticipating violence. A man holds a s...

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Body found believed teen hiker; step-grandmom still missing

Body found believed teen hiker; step-grandmom still missing

The body of what appears to be 14-year-old Jackson Standefer was found Friday in the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park. Officials are working to confirm that the body is Jackson's. The pa...

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Sharks C Thornton undergoes ACL surgery before free agency

Thornton, 37, had "successful" surgery Monday to fix torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee. Whether it be with the Sharks or a new team, it's hard to imagine Thornt...

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'Ministers must do everything possible to ensure Le Pen defeat' - Hollande

In Ireland, Ms Le Pen secured 3.98% of votes cast here, while Mr Macron secured 44.87%. Many people think her move is another bid to move her party away from the racist and anti-Semitic image it pre...

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Trump signs spending bill that prevents shutdown

And in his first 100 days, he's certainly followed through. Congressional leaders have said the two sides have made important progress on the broader spending bill and that an agreement was within r...

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'Matter of time' before North Korea can strike US

'Matter of time' before North Korea can strike US

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China would adhere to past United Nations resolutions and wants a denuclearized peninsula. He pointed out that China "accounts for 90 percent of North Korean trade". He...

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Trump's concession on wall funding removes obstacle from spending talks

Chief Executive Officer Joseph Swedish said on a conference call Wednesday that the insurer could raise its rates by 20 percent if the subsidies aren't paid to insurers. Without action before then, ...

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Cowboys target D as expected with Michigan's Taco Charlton

Cowboys target D as expected with Michigan's Taco Charlton

Charlton could potentially play outside linebacker or defensive end. He played four seasons at MI and recorded 40 tackles and 10 sacks during his senior year in 2016. "I think I can I can do that in D...

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Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

The move also avoided the political embarrassment of a shutdown occurring Saturday, President Donald Trump's 100th day in office . The measure gives negotiators until next Friday to resolve final d...

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Trump's monument review includes oceans, tribal land, Sequoias

Trump's monument review includes oceans, tribal land, Sequoias

Trump accused the Obama administration of using the Antiquities Act to "unilaterally put millions of acres of land and water under strict federal control" - a practice Trump derided as "a massive ...

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Donald Trump echoes GOP animus against Ninth Circuit

Donald Trump answered a Wednesday question about the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court blocking a portion of his sanctuary city executive order with seven words and a shrug of his shoulders. Decisions made...

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Short on Support, House Puts Off Health Care Vote

He said the vote would not occur Friday or Saturday. Despite the proclaimed stand of Republican lawmakers to repeal and replace the Obamacare, or 2010 Affordable Care Act, the numbers are eludin...

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Anti-Abortion Activist Gets A Top Post At Department Of Health

Anti-Abortion Activist Gets A Top Post At Department Of Health

The news of Yoest's appointment was enough to make Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), whose campaign received 2,500 dollars from Planned Parenthood in 2016 according to Open Secrets, don her pussy hat. "Why...

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Pentagon probes ex-Trump adviser Flynn over payments from foreign groups

Additionally, newly disclosed DIA documents show that Flynn was warned of "criminal sanctions" in 2014 should he fail to obtain express official approval for accepting money for services rendered to...

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Alt-right group to rally after cancellation of Coulter talk

Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, in a message to the campus community this morning, corrected the record. In a statement released Wednesday, the YAF said: 'When Young America's Foundation confirmed Ann ...

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Absolutely a Chance for Major, Major War With North Korea

What happened at the UN Security Council meeting? THAAD's presence "destroys the regional strategic balance and further prompts tensions on the Korean Peninsula", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman G...

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Predators' Fiala out of playoffs after breaking leg

The goal was his first on a power play in the playoffs since the opening round past year against Chicago. Wednesday evening, Nashville and St. Louis opened their second-round series at Scottrade C...

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Trump reveals his team talked him out of scrapping NAFTA

As news of the president's plan reached Ottawa and Mexico City in the middle of the week and rattled the markets and Congress, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross , Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue , ...

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Trump blames Flynn's vetting on Obama administration

In a key 2014 document, Mr Flynn was told by a Defence Intelligence Agency official that the US Constitution's emoluments provision prohibits any monetary payments or gifts "from a foreign government ...

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Court postpones decision on Obama-era Clean Power Plan

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision makes it easier for the Trump administration to repeal CPP, which was meant to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants to slow g...

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Trump says he won't shred NAFTA. Here's what he should do instead

Trump says he won't shred NAFTA. Here's what he should do instead

Would Trump really go that far? "There's a point at which it is cheaper to import directly and forget about NAFTA", says William Reinsch, a trade expert at the Stimson Center, a Washington-based thi...

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AG Sessions talks tough on immigration, NY gangs

AG Sessions talks tough on immigration, NY gangs

The announcement comes about a week after the mutilated bodies of four teenage boys were found in a park in Central Islip, Long Island-a killing that, according to Suffolk Police Commissioner Timothy ...

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Contentious 13 Reasons Why on cusp of second season

While some think its coverage of teenage suicide, bullying and sexual assault is important, others believe it's risky and unnecessary. Now there is a real fear that 13 Reasons Why could be a catalys...

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U.S. vows to force N.Korea back to nuclear talks

U.S. vows to force N.Korea back to nuclear talks

The work to set up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, within this year has angered North Korea, China and Russian Federation, which see the system's powerful radars as a securit...

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