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  • Arkansas Set to Execute Another Inmate After Possible Botched Execution

    Arkansas Set to Execute Another Inmate After Possible Botched Execution

    The AP reports that Williams was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. He was convicted in 1997 of murdering Stacy Errickson in November 1994. VARNER, Ark. Both men had been found guilty of violent rape and murder of women, though their attorneys argued not enough had been done to defend both men during their trials, nor bring up pertinent evidence about their mental state and background which might have spared them the death penalty.

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  • Trump Names Retired Marine Corps General To Lead Secret Service

    Trump Names Retired Marine Corps General To Lead Secret Service

    Pacific Command, among others. "Mr. Alles served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 35 years, retiring in 2011 as a Major General". A 2014 review of the Secret Service found it was an "insular agency" in need of an outsider to lead it. Jim Mattis to be his defense secretary, then asked retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to take over the Department of Homeland Security. Clancy guided the 151-year-old agency through that period and during the intense 2016 presidential campaign, and his decision to ...

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  • Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges

    Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges

    Tennessee teen Elizabeth Thomas and her former teacher , Tad Cummins, were were found in one of these two cabins pictured in rural Siskiyou County, California, on April 20, 2017. During 38 days on the run, Cummins tried to avoid detection by switching license plates on a 2015 Nissan Rogue he stole from his wife and disabling its GPS system, authorities said.

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  • DC charter school for at-risk students could be shut down

    DC charter school for at-risk students could be shut down

    No cuts are being proposed for the upcoming school year. Thursday night, the Cobb school board voted 6-1, with Cobb school board member Susan Thayer opposing, to not renew the school's charter despite several parents and school officials from the International Academy of Smyrna emailing, calling and talking with the school board members.

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  • Unemployment rates fall to record lows in 4 US states

    Unemployment rates fall to record lows in 4 US states

    The sector also lost 5,000 jobs between March of a year ago and this March. "Unemployed Iowans continued to leave the labor force in March", Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend said in a statement. Unemployment rates were lower than the statewide average in the state's three principal metro areas of Portland, Lewiston and Bangor, the department said.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Arkansas' Request To Carryout Execution

    U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Arkansas' Request To Carryout Execution

    The Republican governor had set an aggressive schedule of eight executions by the end of April, when the state's supply midazolam, a key lethal injection drug, expires. "There are five scheduled executions remaining with nothing preventing them from occurring, but I will continue to respond to any and all legal challenges brought by the prisoners", Rutledge said.

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  • Facts about Justice Neil Gorsuch and the Supreme Court

    Like the best man at a wedding who insists on embarrassing the groom, Donald Trump took some time away from threatening additional air strikes in Syria to offer a few words on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch. First up for Gorsuch and the full-bench court will be a case out of Missouri involving a church's claim that its religious freedom is being violated by the state's ban on public money going to religious organizations.

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  • Federal Judge Issues Order to Halt Arkansas Executions

    Federal Judge Issues Order to Halt Arkansas Executions

    Two others won stays of execution from state courts, leaving six of the original petitioners now in line for their executions to be carried out. A federal judge could further upend the plans, with a possible ruling on Saturday on whether to halt the executions over the inmates' complaints about the compressed timetable and the use of a controversial sedative in the lethal injections.

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  • Suspect arrested in killing of jogger Vanessa Marcotte

    Suspect arrested in killing of jogger Vanessa Marcotte

    Angel Cordero Ortiz, 31, is the name of the suspect reportedly arrested. Her body was found in a remote, wooded area a half mile away later that evening. Prosecutors have charged Colon-Ortiz with aggravated assault, aggravated assault and battery, and assault with the intent to rape. Police later visited the driver's residence, and eventually obtained a voluntary DNA sample through a mouth swab.

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  • 'It's Not Too Late' To Boot FBI Director Comey

    'It's Not Too Late' To Boot FBI Director Comey

    Trump continued: "Comey was very, very good to Hillary Clinton, that I can tell you". Jennifer Palmieri, who worked as former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's communications director during the 2016 campaign, admitted Wednesday that most journalists lean "left" - but added that the bias means they're actually "harder" on Democrats.

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  • Wisconsin churches on alert amid hunt for gun theft suspect

    Police say they received information last week that Jakubowski has been "highly agitated" about political issues and has made threats to steal weapons and use them against public officials or schools . "We consider him to be armed and highly risky", Spoden said. Authorities are paying special attention to churches, as Jakubowski reportedly mailed a 161-page anti-religious manifesto to President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

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  • Schools close amid Wisconsin manhunt for gun theft suspect

    Schools close amid Wisconsin manhunt for gun theft suspect

    If anyone has any information regarding Jakubowski's location, you are asked to call the Rock County Sheriff's Office at 608-757-7911. It was later confirmed an assault-style rifle was among the items stolen. Information was received Thursday that Jakubowski has been highly agitated recently regarding a variety of unspecified political issues. Officials said they are not considering these threats "terroristic" until they know more about Jakubowski's motive.

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  • Marijuana bill clears Texas House committee

    Marijuana bill clears Texas House committee

    A bill created to improve ex-convicts' employment opportunities made it out of a House of Delegates committee Wednesday, but not until the bill was weakened by eliminating a provision that could have completely removed some felony charges from a person's record.

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  • De'Aaron Fox says he will leave Kentucky to enter NBA draft

    The exodus of Kentucky freshmen to the NBA continued on Tuesday morning when Malik Monk announced his plans to enter the 2017 NBA Draft and sign with an agent, ending his college career. Perhaps saving his best for last, Fox scored a record 39 points in the victory over UCLA in the Sweet 16. Fox is projected to land in the draft lottery, and could even have a shot at going in the top five if a team becomes enamored with his skill set.

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  • Prosecutors: Facebook assault victim was threatened with dog

    Prosecutors: Facebook assault victim was threatened with dog

    Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told reporters that the boy will be brought to a juvenile detention center, where a 14-year-old boy who was arrested in the same case over the weekend is now being held. And police said the bullying hasn't risen to the level of criminal conduct. Johnson reportedly said that though the young girl went through a bad ordeal, she was able to stay strong.

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  • Real Madrid consolidate top place with win

    Real: Casilla 7; Danilo 8, Pepe 7, Varane 6, Nacho 8; Kroos 7, Modric 7, Isco 10; Ronaldo 7, Benzema 8, Bale 7. Isco's impressive late finish was his fifth goal in his last six league starts, boosting his chances of playing a key role as LaLiga and the Champions League are decided.

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