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White Supremacist Found Guilty In Murder Of Charlottesville Counter-Protester 9.12.2018 Outside the Beltway
The white supremacist charged with killing a counter-protester during last year's events in Charlottesville has been convicted of first-degree murder.
Prosecutors will seek death penalty against Border Patrol agent accused of ‘serial killing spree’ 6.12.2018 Raw Story

The United States Border Patrol agent who authorities say went on a killing spree in September on the Texas-Mexico border will face the death penalty if convicted of capital murder, the Webb and Zapata County District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday. Juan David Ortiz, an intelligence supervisor ...

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President Pence? Here are 50 terrible ideas that could become law if Trump is impeached and his VP becomes president 6.12.2018 Raw Story

As many Americans ponder the prospect of Donald Trump being removed from office, they should take a deep breath and look at what a President Mike Pence and a Republican Senate are likely to do if the disrupter-in-chief is sent packing. Vice-President Pence, along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc...

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Tennessee inmate chooses electric chair over lethal injection 6.12.2018 BBC: World
David Earl Miller argued that lethal injection would lead to a prolonged and painful death.
Kenyan convicted over kidnap case is 'innocent', says British victim 3.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
Jude Tebbutt, whose husband was killed when she was taken hostage by pirates, speaks out over the case.
Ohio’s Republicans Are Gambling on the Supreme Court to Restrict Abortion Access 3.12.2018 Truthout.com
New bills are being advanced in the state in an effort to challenge "Roe v. Wade."

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Trump’s call for criminal justice reform was a ploy to distract from midterm losses: White House sources 3.12.2018 Raw Story

President Donald Trump is not pressuring Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to pursue criminal justice reform even though he said it was a priority following the midterm elections. Politico reported on Monday that reform of the criminal justice system is languishing because Trump’s ...

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US Supreme Court justices wrestle with Oklahoma tribal sovereignty dispute 28.11.2018 Raw Story

U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared cautious on Tuesday about potentially broad consequences in a death penalty case in which they are being asked to declare huge swathes of the state of Oklahoma as officially part of a Native American reservation. Patrick Murphy, sentenced to death for the 1999 ro...

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Republican lawmaker defends racist Mississippi senator: Public hangings ‘would deter a lot of crimes’ 27.11.2018 Raw Story

A Republican state senator in Mississippi on Monday stepped up to support embattled U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is running to keep her appointed seat in a special election runoff Tuesday. Calling public hangings a “style” of execution, Senator Charles Younger told voters that, &#8...

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Trial to start of man charged with murder at Charlottesville rally 26.11.2018 Raw Story

James Fields Jr., the man accused of killing a woman when he drove into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was due to go on trial on Monday on a charge of first-degree murder. Fields, 21, was among hundreds of white nationalists who attended the “...

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Stick or twist - what next for Ranieri and Hughes? 25.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
What does the future hold for one manager at the start of his reign and another shrouded in speculation that he may be nearing the end?
Death Penalty for Abortion: 'BradCast' 11/21/18 22.11.2018 BradBlog
On today's BradCast, I'm in for Brad today -- Angie Coiro, host of In Deep with Angie Coiro. Quite the contrast between all the news Brad and Desi had to fit in yesterday, and the relatively quiet developments today; everyone's hitting the road. Except Donald, who's hitting Twitter, and SCOTUS chief ...
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Colorado man jailed for wife and daughters' murders 20.11.2018 BBC: World
Chris Watts, 33, was given consecutive life sentences but avoided the death penalty as part of a plea.
Colorado man gets life for murders of pregnant wife, children 20.11.2018 Raw Story

A Colorado man was sentenced to life without parole on Monday for strangling his pregnant wife, smothering their two young daughters and dumping their bodies in an oil field so he could pursue a romantic affair. Christopher Watts, 33, was spared the death penalty at the urging of family members of h...

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APM Reports: 'In the Dark: The Trials of Curtis Flowers' 19.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Reporter Madeleine Baran examines the case of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime. The Supreme Court just agreed to hear Curtis Flowers' appeal.
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Jamal Khashoggi: US 'yet to conclude' who was behind the murder 18.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
The State Department counters reports the CIA believes the Saudi crown prince ordered the murder.
Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi's killing 15.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor announced Thursday he's recommended the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.
Five Saudi officials face death penalty for Khashoggi murder 15.11.2018 Raw Story

Five Saudi officials face the death penalty for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was dismembered inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, but Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was not involved, the prosecutor said Thursday. The announcement follows growing international outcry over ...

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Former George W. Bush aide rips Trump as ‘weak’ for being neutered from acting against the Saudis 15.11.2018 Raw Story

President Donald Trump is stuck between a rock and a hard place as American foreign policy is running in conflict with his own finances. In wake of the assassination of ex-Saudi Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, the president was criticized for placing his investments above America. Parsing ...

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Iran executes 'Sultan of Coins' amid currency crisis 14.11.2018 BBC: World
Currency trader Vahid Mazloumin and an associate were found guilty of "spreading corruption on earth".
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