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5 hrs ago | CNN

Opinion: I was 17, on death row -- and innocent

Editor's note: Shareef Cousin is a member of Witness to Innocence , a nonprofit organization that supports people who have been exonerated from death row and their loved ones.


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10 hrs ago |

'Forgive my husband's killers'

BREKIE WRAP: A WOMAN has surprised her stepfather with the ultimate thank you present, and caught the precious moment on camera.


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14 hrs ago | The Times

Catching Up

Email ideas for this column to Alicia Tucker, the 45-year-old mother of a man convicted of murdering his pregnant girlfriend in 2008, is accused of trying to influence a juror during her son's trial.


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Sat Jul 12, 2014

'I know I will see my family again'

THE 15-year-old girl who survived a massacre that killed her entire family has told her community that she knows she will see her family again one day.


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Free Republic

'Don't hate the men who killed my...

Two North Carolina men are facing the death penalty in the murder of a young volunteer firefighter last December - but the victim's wife says she has already forgiven them.


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Why Do We Have the Death Penalty? For Guys Like This.

A state prison guard in Soledad was stabbed in the back of the head Friday by an inmate who allegedly slipped out of his handcuffs and went at him with a handmade shank , a spokesman said.


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Daily Mail

'Don't hate the men who killed my husband': Brave widow of...

Frozen in time: Poignant photo series captures the preserved bedrooms of young soldiers killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan 'I feel very exploited': Nanny from hell takes to TV to say SHE was the victim of family whose home she refused to leave because they worked her too hard and knew she had nowhere to go He's back! Romney destroys all other ... (more)


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Palmer isn't our biggest problem: Abbott

DOMINIC Bird, the Aussie acquitted by a Malaysian court of drug trafficking charges that carried the death penalty, is expected to arrive back home today.


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Walta Information Centre

Ethiopia PM Hailemariam defends Andargachew Tsege arrest - Saturday, 12 July 2014 05:31

PM Hailemariam Dessalegn said that Ethiopia had a moral obligation to arrest Andargachew Tsege.


Fri Jul 11, 2014

Seattle Times

Death penalty back on the table for Carnation defendants

The state Supreme Court unanimously reversed a King County Superior Court judge's ruling that prosecutors had incorrectly sought the death penalty when they charged two former Carnation-area residents with killing a family on Christmas Eve 2007.


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KTEN-TV Denison

Legislators to explore death penalty alternatives

Legislators plan to look at alternatives to lethal injection as Oklahoma's method of execution during an interim study before lawmakers return for the 2015 session.


Bellingham Herald

Judge won't dismiss Atwater inmate's murder case

But in a new ruling, U.S. District Judge Philip M. Pro also acknowledged some validity to inmate Joseph Sablan's claims about dangerous conditions at the maximum security prison in California's San Joaquin Valley.


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Suspects in Marco Kauffman killing to face death penalty

Jalend Daquan Turner, 19, and Khari Dewayne McClelland, 23, are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kauffman, who was shot in the head during a robbery at his home December 2. McClelland was arrested in the Newton-Conover area a week after the shooting.


Rock Hill Herald

Religious freedom in peril worldwide

A Sudanese court in May sentences a Christian woman married to an American to be hanged, after first being lashed 100 times, after she refuses to renounce her Christian faith.


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KSLA-TV Shreveport

North Texan gets life term for adopted son's death

A North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison over the 2011 fatal beating of his toddler son less than a month after adopting the boy.



Texas inmates reveal what life is like on 'suffocating' death row

They call Huntsville the capital of capital punishment. This small town in Texas has the most active death chamber in America.


Thu Jul 10, 2014

Florida executes man for 1994 rape, murder of girl

Eddie Wayne Davis was executed by lethal injection Thursday at 6:43 p.m. It was the state's seventh execution this year.


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The Fresno Bee

Arizona inmate's bid to postpone execution denied

U.S. District Judge Neil Wake, in a ruling Thursday, rejected Joseph Rudolph Wood's argument that his First Amendment rights were violated by the state's refusal to provide the information, such as the makers of the drugs and how the state developed its method for lethal injections.


Leanna Harris lawyers up with death penalty specialist 1 day post jail visit

USA Today reported on the Cobb County, Georgia, hot car death of 22-month-old Cooper Harris that on July 9, Leanna Harris , mother of the victim appeared at the Cobb County Jail in an attempt to visit Justin Ross Harris .


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The Fresno Bee

New judge for Guantanamo trial in USS Cole attack

Army Col. James Pohl, a prominent judge who has presided over a number of major cases, assigned Air Force Col.


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