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States' use of execution drugs varies widely

States' use of execution drugs varies widely

The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types, combinations and dosages varying widely. A question and answer look at how the disparity came about and why, foll…

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States' use of execution drugs varies widely

States' use of execution drugs varies widely

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections, an unidentified Arizona Corrections Officer adjusts the straps on the gurney used for lethal injections at the Arizona State Prison at Florence, Ariz. The prolonged execution this week of an Arizona death ro…

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Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

This photo provided Friday July 25, 2014 by the French army shows a helicopter at the site of the plane crash in Mali. French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. Terrorism hasn't b…

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Poor weather called likely cause of Algerian jet crash

Poor weather called likely cause of Algerian jet crash

PARIS — Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and apparently disintegrated on impact.

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FBI investigating scam targeting immigrant children’s families

DALLAS — The FBI is investigating how scammers obtained confidential information to defraud migrant children’s families of thousands of dollars by telling them they needed to pay a fee to get their children out of federal custody.

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Ruth Marcus: Will justices again save Obamacare?

Ruth Marcus: Will justices again save Obamacare?

Roberts zealously guards the court's institutional standing against accusations of overreaching.

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6 to stand trial in group home case in Mexico

6 to stand trial in group home case in Mexico

FILE - In this July 17, 2014, file photo, a storage room is piled high with trash and broken appliances at The Great Family group home in Zamora, Michoacan State, Mexico. After a police raid on the refuse-strewn group home Tuesday, residents of the shelter told authorities that some employee…

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6 to stand trial in group home case in Mexico

6 to stand trial in group home case in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered six employees of a group home raided amid charges of abuse and filthy conditions to stand trial, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

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Man gets 3½ years in prison for $5M violin theft

Man gets 3½ years in prison for $5M violin theft

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man whose stun gun was used in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January was sentenced Thursday to 3½ years in prison.

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Man gets 3½ years in prison for $5M violin theft

Man gets 3½ years in prison for $5M violin theft

FILE - In this combination file photos provided by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is Salah Salahadyn, right, and Universal K. Allah, left, both of Milwaukee. Salahadyn and co-defendant Allah, suspects in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin taken from a Milwaukee concertmaste…

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Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site

Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site

A convoy of hearses bearing the remains of those killed in the downing of the Malaysian plane travels in the Netherlands.

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Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site

Dutch sending unarmed police to Ukraine crash site

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Netherlands is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of a ramped-up effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still at the wreckage site, Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced late Thursday.

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How did the Arizona execution go wrong?

How did the Arizona execution go wrong?

For the third time this year, a state has set out to execute a murderer but found itself unable to cleanly carry out the sentence. The continuing problems have raised questions about whether the nation’s current methods for carrying out capital punishment — a patchwork of drugs, doses and ne…

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Judge argues for return of firing-squad executions

Judge argues for return of firing-squad executions

SAN FRANCISCO — An influential federal appeals court judge said Thursday that the nation’s third lethal injection execution to go awry in six months underscores his call to bring back firing squads.

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Arizona execution: Lawyer said inmate not in pain

Arizona execution: Lawyer said inmate not in pain

Family members of the victims — Jeanne Brown and her husband, Richard Brown — speak to reporters after the execution. 

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Arizona execution: Lawyer said inmate not in pain

Arizona execution: Lawyer said inmate not in pain

Judge convenes urgent hearing, is told inmate was comatose.

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Panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit

WASHINGTON — Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health-care law as written.

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Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, with her daughter Maya in her arms, in his Santa Marta residence, at the Vatican, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing …

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Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, right, holds her baby girl Maya, accompanied by Italian deputy Foreign Miinister Lapo Pistelli, holding her son Martin, followed by Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, second from right, Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, second from left, and his wife Agnese …

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