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2015/05/04 04:54
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AP Top News at 7:18 p.m. EDT Sunday, May 3 2015 | 11:18 p.m. CDTNYPD officer 'fighting for his life'; suspect denied bail NEW YORK (AP) ? A man who officials say boasted of being a street...
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2015/05/04 01:13
2015/05/04 01:13
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AP Top News at 3:30 p.m. EDT Sunday, May 3 2015 | 7:30 p.m. CDTIn Congress, income inequality comes with breakfast, lunch WASHINGTON (AP) ? Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to...
2015/05/04 01:03
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) � A prosecutor's decision not to seek a death penalty for the man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student is emblematic of capital punishment's decline...
2015/05/04 00:29
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AP Top News at 2:38 p.m. EDT Sunday, May 3 2015 | 6:38 p.m. CDTIn Congress, income inequality comes with breakfast, lunch WASHINGTON (AP) ? Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to...
2015/05/03 16:11
2015/05/03 16:11
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The death penalty has been on the decline in Virginia and nationally. The numbers of death sentences, followed by the number of executions annually in Virginia since 1998: — 1998: Death sentences, 9....
2015/05/03 00:22
2015/05/03 00:22
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The death penalty is unnecessary, unjust and irreversible. Its use now is only an act of vengeance against a few prisoners who happened to be convicted in death penalty states and whose lawyers failed...
2015/04/30 05:10
2015/04/30 05:10
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WASHINGTON — As U.S. Supreme Court justices debated lethal injections in the wake of several botched executions, the Department of Justice acknowledged yesterday that all federal executions have been...
2015/04/30 05:08
2015/04/30 05:08
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The acts of terrorism known as the Boston marathon bombings took place on April 15, 2013. Much pain and anger is still felt by those who lost loved ones and possessions to the bombings, even two...
2015/04/29 20:50
2015/04/29 20:50
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Still available ... The firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. St. Louis: With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their...
2015/04/29 20:50
2015/04/29 20:50
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From the looks of things, it seems that the Florida Supreme Court may soon stop the state from sending people to Death Row when jurors can’t agree on whether the convicted person ought to...
2015/04/29 17:00
2015/04/29 17:00
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If Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is sentenced to death, he will likely face decades in prison first. The U.S. government has executed only three criminals since the federal death penalty...
2015/04/29 01:22
2015/04/29 01:22
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Doctors would no longer need to be present at state executions under a bill moving through the state House that its sponsor says could revive executions of death row inmates in North Carolina. The...
2015/04/28 23:55
2015/04/28 23:55
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina lawmakers want to remove a hurdle that's prevented killers from being executed since 2006. A committee on Tuesday sent to the full House legislation that would...
2015/04/23 23:13
2015/04/23 23:13
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I'm OK with most executions. It's the death penalty I can't stand. "He did it," said his defense attorney in her opening statement at his recent trial. "How about now?" demanded conservative pundit...
2015/04/22 22:28
2015/04/22 22:28
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BOSTON (AP) — The guilt phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial was considered a slam dunk for prosecutors, especially after his lawyers bluntly admitted during opening statements...
2015/04/22 19:48
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Lethal injection is the default method of execution in South Carolina; inmates may also choose electrocution. But South Carolina is among states that have run out of execution drugs amid...
2015/04/21 11:09
2015/04/21 11:09
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National support for the death penalty is still in decline. A new Pew poll released last week found that 56 percent of Americans now support the death penalty, a decline of over 20 percent from its...
2015/04/21 04:15
2015/04/21 04:15
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BOSTON - Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will return to court for the start of his sentencing trial Tuesday when prosecutors will demand that the American jury condemn the 21-year-old to death. An...
2015/04/17 06:27
2015/04/17 06:27
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LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska is considering repealing the death penalty amid a shortage of lethal injection drugs, with legislation to eliminate capital punishment clearing a major hurdle...
2015/04/16 22:45
2015/04/16 22:45
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Support for the death penalty in the U.S. has reached 56 percent, the lowest point in four decades, according to a Pew study released on Thursday. That number represents a six-point drop from 2011,...
2015/05/04 04:54
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