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Tsarnaev sentenced to death for Boston bombings

By Lynde Langdon
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Boston Bombings | After 14 hours of deliberations, a jury sentenced convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.  Tsarnaev, 21, did not flinch or show…

Are new execution drugs cruel and unusual?

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | High court argues over whether a drug used for lethal injections is constitutional, as states have fewer lethal drug choices

Midday Roundup: Singing hymns, convicts face Indonesian firing squad

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Joyful in death. Indonesia on Tuesday executed seven men convicted of smuggling drugs out of the country. At the last minute, the government pardoned the one…

Supreme Court hears murky case on executing the mentally disabled

Supreme Court hears murky case on executing the mentally disabled

By Nick Eicher & Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Mental capacity. Lawyers for a man sentenced to death for killing a police officer in Baton Rouge, La., argued last week before the U.S. Supreme Court that he…

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…

 
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