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‘I have to do this,’ Charleston church shooter yelled

‘I have to do this,’ Charleston church shooter yelled CHARLESTON, S.C. — Authorities arrested a high-school dropout in connection with the slaying of a prominent minister and eight parishioners in the South’s oldest African-American church and were working Thursday to … Continue reading

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Tennessee brings back the electric chair

Tennessee brings back the electric chair NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As the rest of the nation debates the feasibility and humanity of lethal injections against a backdrop of scarce drugs and botched executions, Tennessee has come up with an alternative: … Continue reading

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Man dies of heart attack after botched execution

Man dies of heart attack after botched execution McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate writhed, clenched his teeth and appeared to struggle against the restraints holding him to a gurney before prison officials halted an execution in … Continue reading

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Europe at origin of chronic US execution dilemma

Europe at origin of chronic US execution dilemma BRUSSELS (AP) – There’s one big reason why the United States has a dearth of execution drugs so acute that some states are considering solutions such as firing squads and gas chambers: … Continue reading

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