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Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions
In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution. And he plans to bring back that option for criminals sentenced to death in his state.
Obama and Congress move to address VA firestorm
The Obama administration and Congress are moving quickly to respond to a growing political firestorm over allegations of treatment delays and falsified records at veterans hospitals nationwide.
'Sweet Home Alabama' town in traffic turmoil
Travelers heading through southeast Alabama to Florida Panhandle beaches have a four-lane road the entire way except for a half-mile stretch in Eufaula. That section, gracefully lined by Southern mansions and giant oaks, narrows to two lanes.
Dogs accused of attacking woman are euthanized
Authorities say three dogs accused of attacking and killing a woman in the eastern Alabama community of Phenix City have been euthanized.
Death in hot jail cell highlights national issue
The case of a mentally ill homeless veteran who died in a 100-degree Rikers Island jail cell starkly illustrates the dangers of extreme heat in lockups, an issue facing prisons across the nation as the inmate population gets older and more heavily medicated — and more at risk of overheating.
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- In Other News, May 15
2+2 What? Parents rail against Common Core math
An Iowa woman jokingly calls it “Satan’s handiwork.” A California mom says she’s broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it “makes my blood boil.”
Obama presents top medal to Afghanistan veteran
It could have been over for Kyle J. White just 30 seconds into the Taliban ambush, when a rocket-propelled grenade knocked him unconscious.
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