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Feds to execute woman who killed victim, cut baby from womb

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman convicted of fatally strangling a pregnant woman, cutting her body open and kidnapping her baby is scheduled to be...

US charges British IS members in deaths of American hostages

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Islamic State militants from Britain were brought to the United States on Wednesday to face charges in a gruesome campaign...

Justices reject South Dakota’s only death row inmate’s case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court refused on Monday to take up an appeal from South Dakota’s only death row inmate, who pleaded guilty...

Ban on chokeholds among California criminal justice reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the slayings of George Floyd and other Black people in police custody across the country, California Gov. Gavin...

8th federal execution since July scheduled for Nov. 19

CHICAGO (AP) — A Black death-row inmate who was convicted of kidnapping and killing a Texas teenager in 1994 has been scheduled for execution...

Feds put first Black inmate to death since execution restart

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A man who killed a religious couple visiting Texas from Iowa was executed Thursday, the first Black inmate put...

Lawyer: Case of Black inmate set to die reveals racial bias

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The lawyer for the first Black inmate scheduled to die this year as part of the Trump administration's resumption...

2nd Texas death row inmate declared intellectually disabled

HOUSTON (AP) — For the second time in as many weeks, Texas’ highest criminal court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of an inmate...

US government executes killer obsessed with witchcraft

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. government on Tuesday executed a former soldier who said an obsession with witchcraft led him to kill...

2 dead of virus at US prison where executions are scheduled

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two inmates have died in as many days from coronavirus at the federal prison complex where the U.S. government plans to...

Report: Death penalty cases show history of racial disparity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black people have been overrepresented on death rows across the United States and killers of Black people are less likely to...

Kansas girl’s killer 5th federal inmate executed this year

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Only Native American on federal death row executed

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Navajo man asks to halt execution while seeking clemency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Execution of Native American man stirs emotion within tribe

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Victims want Golden State Killer sent to toughest prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

‘Do something’: Harris’ rapid rise driven by call to action

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

‘Do something:’ Harris’ rapid rise driven by call to action

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Indiana police to stop blocking roads during executions

CHICAGO (AP) — Indiana...

55 years after riots, Watts neighborhood still bears scars

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The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency

TOKYO — The governor...

Oakland man gets life for execution-style double killing

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2 California prisoners die of suspected virus complications

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Justice Department schedules 2 additional federal executions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Execution set for sole Native American on federal death row

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US prison populations down 8% amid coronavirus outbreak

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One reporter, two executions and haunting last words

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Judge blocks federal executions; administration appeals

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Justice Dept. seeks to overturn order halting execution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

US appeals to proceed with 1st federal execution in 17 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined...

California officials blasted for prison coronavirus outbreak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Supreme Court refuses to block upcoming federal executions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

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