Arkansas executions: ‘It was very methodical’

April 26, 2017

(CNN)After Arkansas conducted the first back-to-back executions in the United States since 2000, witnesses described what they saw when Jack Harold Jones Jr. and Marcel Wayne Williams died of lethal injection. Jessi Turnure of CNN affiliate KARK said she saw no visible signs of struggle when Williams died, such as “grimacing” or “clenching of the fingers.” But she acknowledged there may have been pain she couldn’t see. “It was very methodical,” she …

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Arkansas Court Blocks Executions Of 2 Prisoners As State Pushes Ahead With ‘Conveyor Belt’ Lethal Injections

April 18, 2017

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Georgia student in police beating video says he feared for his life

April 18, 2017

(CNN)The 21-year-old Georgia college student seen on cell phone video being beaten by two Georgia police officers says he thought he was going to die during the traffic stop on April 12. Demetrius Hollins was pulled over on a busy suburban Atlanta road by Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni for not having a license plate, according to the police report. Hollins said the license plate was in the rear window. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Scrapped free schools ‘wasted’ nearly 140m, says NUT – BBC News

April 16, 2017

The union’s general secretary Kevin Courtney said ministers should apologise to teachers and parents for the 138.5m “thrown away” on these abandoned projects. ‘Appalling waste’ “These figures make clear that the free school, UTC and studio school programmes were ill-thought policies which, in many cases, resulted in an appalling waste of significant sums of money,” said Mr Courtney. University technical colleges (UTCs) and studio schools have an …

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Term-time holidays: Where most children were absent – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… cases it drives a wedge between schools and families. The real problem is holiday pricing. Neither parents nor schools set the prices of holidays. They will both continue to be caught between a rock and hard place without some sensible government intervention.” Representatives of the tourism industry said it was not possible to say whether people in the industry were taking their children out of school so they could have a family holiday outside of the peak season, when they would need to …

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Pill presses for counterfeit drugs seized in record numbers

March 18, 2017

(CNN)Machines used to make counterfeit pills are reaching the US border in record numbers. US Customs and Border Protection is seizing pill presses at a rate 19 times higher than in 2011. That’s the year the synthetic drug fentanyl exploded in the US drug market, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. While the Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration deals with a national problem of synthetic fentanyl overdoses, these machines are playing a …

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Florida Prosecutor’s Refusal To Seek Death Penalties Draws Political Backlash

March 17, 2017

In one of the most aggressive capital punishment states in the country, a new prosecutor is drawing praise for her refusal to seek the death penalty in any of her cases going forward. But shes also drawing harsh rebuke from the states Republican lawmakers. I will not be seeking the death penalty in the cases handled in my office, Ayala said. Let me be very clear, however, I will continue to hold people who do harm to this community accountable for their actions. Following her announcement, …

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20,000 lbs of frozen pizza recalled over listeria fears

March 17, 2017

… “Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza,” with lot code 20547. During routine sampling, FSIS discovered the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. “There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions from consumption of the pizzas at this time,” according to the recall announcement. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. About 1,600 cases are reported in the United States every year, with 260 resulting in death, according …

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Parents Face Charges After Their Second Baby In 2 Years Dies In Bed

March 15, 2017

… acknowledged she had been warned about the dangers of co-sleeping, police said. Arapahoe County Coroner Dr. Kelly C. Lear-Kaul was unable to determine an exact cause of death for either baby. As in the first death, the autopsy for Nazairean noted an unsafe sleep environment. I believe thats the most likely cause, [but] I cant prove that, Lear-Kaul said. Asphyxial deaths dont leave any marks in most cases, so theres nothing for me to see at autopsy. The district attorneys office will have …

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Why Trump’s Failed Attempt To Prioritize Christian Refugees Never Had A Chance

March 12, 2017

… nation, including those in which Islam is a minority religion, Mondays order stated. The Definition Of A Refugee The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, and the U.S. State Department define a refugee as someone who has been forced to flee his or her country due to persecution, war or violence. In cases of persecution, the refugee must have a well-founded fear of being oppressed based on their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership …

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Judge who asked woman why she couldn’t keep knees together resigns

March 10, 2017

… hearing that he had “a nonistent” knowledge of Canadian criminal law and had not received training on sex assault cases. In his legal career, he focused mostly on contract and bankruptcy cases, he said. In a statement announcing his resignation, Camp apologized “to everyone who was hurt by my comments” during the trial. “I thank everyone who was generous and kind to me and my family in the last 15 months, particularly my legal team. I will not be answering media …

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How Trump’s Election Woke Women Everywhere

March 10, 2017

… department. The plan was to find another job and quietly move on. Then last Thanksgiving, she reached her breaking point. High-profile cases have raised awareness, including all those Bill Cosby accusers who came forward in 2015 and the implosion at Fox News kicked off by anchor Gretchen Carlson in July. Instead,the stream of stories about sexual abuse and harassment has hardly subsided. In the past few weeks, Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, published a blog post about how she was …

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Paul Ryan Calls Obamacare Repeal Plan An ‘Act Of Mercy’

March 8, 2017

… becoming cheaper on the front end (when people paid premiums), but more expensive on the back end (when they actually used medical services). At the same time, older people and those with lower incomes would be getting less financial assistance with premiums, and in some cases out-of-pocket costs, because of how the Republican proposal would redirect financial assistance from the federal government. Some of these people would buy skimpier plans, with greater out-of-pocket charges, because those …

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Soy nut butter recall expands after more cases of E. coli

March 8, 2017

(CNN)Four more people have become ill with E. coli linked to contaminated soy nut butter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, bringing the total number of reported cases to 16. Eight of the ill individuals have been hospitalized. Five of those hospitalized have suffered hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure that can be life-threatening, although most people recover within a few weeks. “Ill people range in age from 2 to 48 years, with a …

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