Death Penalty

 
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Midday Roundup: Utah approves firing squad as backup execution plan

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Death squad. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert approved a law yesterday that allows executions by firing squad if lethal injection drugs are not available. The change…

Should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev die?

By Marvin Olasky
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Death Penalty | The defense attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing case are working hard to keep him from being put to death. Should we cheer their…

Midday Roundup: Iraqi army has ISIS on the run

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Trouncing terrorists. Iraqi security forces, with help from Iranian-backed militias, are close to ousting Islamic State militants from Tikrit. The army…

Georgia death row inmate shows ‘concrete fruit of redemption’

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Death Penalty | Last night, Georgia corrections officials delayed the execution of death row inmate Kelly Renee Gissendaner for the second time this week, citing concerns…

Supreme Court considers fairness in housing, healthcare

By Mary Reichard & Nick Eicher
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Supreme Court | Fair housing. A Texas group called Inclusive Communities Project argued last week at the U.S. Supreme Court that Dallas neighborhoods are segregated because…

Midday Roundup: FBI thwarts alleged attack inspired by ISIS

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Motive and means? A 20-year-old Ohio man plotted a lone-wolf terror attack on the U.S. Capitol and purchased the guns to carry it out, authorities claim. FBI…

Midday Roundup: NATO meets amid worldwide instability

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Evolving challenges. The conflicts in Northern Iraq and Ukraine top the agenda at a critical NATO meeting that starts today in Wales. U.S. President…

Midday Roundup: Witnesses dispute claims Arizona inmate suffered during execution

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unusual, yes, but cruel? Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of Wednesday’s execution of convicted murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood. The execution…

Midday Roundup: Judge declares California’s death penalty unconstitutional

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Overruled. A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the state’s death penalty is unconstitutional. The system’s numerous delays and lengthy…

Midday Roundup: Justina Pelletier finally goes home

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | There’s no place like home. A 16-year-old girl caught up in a tense custody case with the state of Massachusetts has reunited with her family. Justina…

Midday Roundup: Tennessee to bring back ‘The Chair’

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy |  Old Sparky’s back. Tennessee is going to avoid all of those messy execution problems other states are having with lethal injections by bringing back…

Midday Roundup: Oklahoma investigates execution that went horribly wrong

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Botched execution. An Oklahoma inmate scheduled for execution last night began writhing on the gurney shortly after getting the first of three injections in a…

 
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