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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…

John Paul Stevens proposes new constitutional amendments

By Cal Thomas
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Government | Honestly, unless you are a big government liberal, how many people think the federal government should have more power than it already exercises over its…

Midday Roundup: Afghan terrorist executes AP photographer

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Assassinated in Afghanistan. A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire…

Midday Roundup: Pharmacy won’t fill execution drug prescription

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Lethal prescription. A compounding pharmacy in Oklahoma has agreed not to provide the deadly drug needed for an execution scheduled for next week in Missouri.

Holder presses for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death

By Leigh Jones
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Boston Bombings | U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has authorized federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty for accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The two pressure…

Midday Roundup: Houston gets ‘first lady’ in same-sex ceremony

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | First lady? Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Kathy Hubbard participated in a same-sex marriage ceremony in California on Thursday. In a statement released…

Navigating the rapids

Navigating the rapids

By Marvin Olasky
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Death Penalty | A biblical strategy for examining capital punishment and other debates

A legacy of life and forgiveness

By Dick Peterson
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Family | Stephen Owens was 12 years old when he found his father badly beaten with a tire iron and struggling for his life on the floor of their home. Investigators…

 
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