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Supreme Court Says Use Of Lethal Injection Drug Is Legal

Mon, 2015-06-29 06:09

Lawyers for Oklahoma death row inmates argued midazolam does not reliably induce a coma-like sleep, violating the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

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Taiwan Water Park Fire Claims First Victim

Mon, 2015-06-29 05:10

A woman who suffered burns to 90 percent of her body was taken off the ventilator. Investigators are looking into what caused the powder sprayed from the stage during a performance to catch fire.

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Captured Convict David Sweat In Critical Condition

Mon, 2015-06-29 03:40

Sweat and his accomplice, Richard Matt, both convicted murderers, escaped June 6 from a prison in New York. Matt was shot and killed Friday. Sweat was captured Sunday.

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Global Markets Dive As Greek Exit From Eurozone Looms

Mon, 2015-06-29 03:05

There are fears a Greek exit from the bloc that uses the euro could have a broad impact on the world's financial system. Greek banks are closed today after the government imposed capital controls.

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Seven Solutions That Would Improve Graduation Rates

Mon, 2015-06-29 02:28

We got lots of feedback on our grad rates project. Here are some of the top suggestions.

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6 Black Churches In 5 Southern States Burn, Investigators Probe

Mon, 2015-06-29 01:05

Authorities are investigating fires that have damaged or destroyed black churches in South Carolina and nearby states following the murder of nine people at Charleston's Emanuel A.M.E. Church.

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Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

Mon, 2015-06-29 01:00

As a result of the Supreme Court's two landmark decisions last week, Cruz is calling for justices to be subject to elections and lose their lifetime appointments.

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Can Technology Ease The Burden Of Caring For People With Dementia?

Mon, 2015-06-29 00:15

Things like activity trackers and sensors might make it easier to keep people with dementia safe and help caregivers. Researchers are going to test that idea in the real world.

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Vaccine Against Meningitis B Gets A Boost From CDC

Sun, 2015-06-28 23:28

A federal health advisory committee now says everyone aged 16 to 23 should talk to a doctor about whether they need to get immunized against a rare but dangerous strain of meningitis.

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Economic Crisis Looms For Puerto Rico, Report Says

Sun, 2015-06-28 19:18

A report obtained by NPR paints a bleak portrait of Puerto Rico's economic future, saying its deficit is much larger than previously thought.

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Bassist Chris Squires, Who Co-Founded Yes, Dies At 67

Sun, 2015-06-28 19:06

Chris Squire, the bassist and co-founder of the progressive rock band Yes who recently announced he had leukemia, has died, according to a statement from his band members on Sunday. He was 67.

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Funerals And The Future Of The Confederate Flag

Sun, 2015-06-28 13:49

There were moments of wrenching sadness during this weekend's funerals for three members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. But there was also a sense of determination to move forward. Meanwhile, the South Carolina state legislature will meet next month to debate the future of the Confederate flag.

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Prison Escapee David Sweat Captured, Ending Weeks-Long Manhunt

Sun, 2015-06-28 12:19

Police say the convicted murderer who escaped from a prison in New York earlier this month, has been shot but captured alive. Just days ago, his accomplice, Richard Matt, was fatally shot by police.

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Multiple Shark Attacks On Carolina Beaches

Sun, 2015-06-28 11:17

North Carolina has seen two attacks in as many days on the barrier islands. In separate incidents last week, two people were attacked in South Carolina.

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Texas Defends A Woman's Right To Take Her Placenta Home

Sun, 2015-06-28 10:25

Texas now explicitly allows the placenta to be taken home after giving birth in a hospital. It came about at the urging of people who feel consuming dried and encapsulated placenta helps new mothers.

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For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

Sun, 2015-06-28 06:55

More and more Americans are pursuing graduate degrees in Germany, where tuition is often free and many classes are taught in English.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Experiences Launch Failure

Sun, 2015-06-28 05:57

The resupply mission to the International Space Station will also involve another stab at recovering the rocket part in hopes of reusing it on later missions.

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Kuwait Fingers Saudi In Mosque Suicide Bombing

Sun, 2015-06-28 05:22

Officials say the Saudi national flew into the neighboring Gulf nation hours before launching the attack that killed 27 worshipers.

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A Less-Restrained Obama Finally Says 'Bucket'

Sun, 2015-06-28 05:03

With no elections left to run, President Obama appears to be acting on his joke from earlier this year about having a to-do list that, well, rhymes with "bucket."

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Greece Tries To Stanch Bank Run Ahead Of Looming Default

Sun, 2015-06-28 04:41

The country's finance minister tells the BBC that the option for a Monday bank holiday was under discussion.

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