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Romney is running for Senate. Even if he wins, the Mormon Church has already lost

Utah Senate Romney-9

As several Mormon senators step away from their positions in Congress, some observers wonder...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2018. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23, 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, where they raised two American flags (the second flag-raising was captured in...


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Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins

Alabama Execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Thursday halted the execution of an inmate who had argued that his veins were too damaged for lethal injection, because medical staff did not think they could connect the intravenous line by the time the death warrant expired at midnight. Alabama Corrections...


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Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins

Alabama Execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama halted the execution of an inmate who had argued that his veins were too damaged for lethal injection, because medical staff did not think they could connect the intravenous line by the time the death warrant expired at midnight. Alabama Corrections Commissioner Jeff...


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The Latest: Officials couldn't connect line to inmate

Alabama Execution

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Alabama’s prison commissioner says the state halted an inmate’s execution by lethal injection because medical staff were having difficulty connecting an intravenous line. Corrections...


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Florida man screams, yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death

Florida Execution

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled “murderers! murderers! murderers!” as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student. The drugs...


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Alabama postpones execution; officials say not enough time to prepare inmate before death

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama postpones execution; officials say not enough time to prepare inmate before death warrant expires.


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10 Things to Know for Friday

APTOPIX Trump Guns

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. FLORIDA SHERIFF SAYS DEPUTY ON DUTY AT SCHOOL NEVER WENT IN The deputy at the high school where 17 people were massacred waited outside the building for about four minutes without ever going...


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Officer convicted at terrorism trial faces decades in prison

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former transit-agency police officer convicted in a sting operation of attempting to help the Islamic State could face decades in prison at his sentencing hearing. Thirty-eight-year-old Nicholas Young was a patrol officer in the D.C. region’s Metrorail system. He was known...


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Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

School Shooting Florida Coach Funeral

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for teachers Friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter. That failure, plus reports of a...


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Activist Lewis honored decades after civil rights arrest

Mississippi Civil Rights

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The first time John Lewis traveled to Mississippi in 1961, he was arrested and jailed with other Freedom Riders, black and white, who challenged segregation in a bus station. Lewis, who is African-American, remembers going into a restroom labeled for white men only. A Jackson...


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