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What's Happening Ahead of Arkansas' Final Execution?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:33:00 GMT

Now that only one death warrant remains, here are answers to a few lingering questions days before these series of executions in Arkansas are slated to end.Anti-death penalty supporter Randy Gardner, left, wipes away a tear moments after Abraham Bonowitz, left, reads on his phone the 11:45pm Supreme Court decision to halt the execution in their taped off "protest corral" outside the Varner Unit late Monday, April 17, 2017 near Varner, Ark.Anti-death penalty supporter Randy Gardner, left, wipes away a tear moments after Abraham Bonowitz, left, reads on his phone the 11:45pm Supreme Court decision to halt the execution in their taped off "protest corral" outside the Varner Unit late Monday, April 17, 2017 near Varner, Ark.Ledell Lee appears in Pulaski County Circuit Court for a hearing in which lawyers argued to stop his execution, April 18, 2017. He was executed on April 20, 2017.


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Hernandez Lawyer Shoots Down Rumors of Suicide Note to 'Gay Lover'

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:23:00 GMT

'Rumors of letters to a gay lover, in or out of prison, are false,' attorney Jose Baez said in a statement to NBC News on Tuesday.Aaron Hernandez's defense attorneys, from left, Ronald Sullivan, Jose Baez, Linda Kenney Baden and Robert Proctor speak after a private service for Hernandez at O'Brien Funeral Home, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Bristol, Conn. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, arrives with her daughter Avielle Janelle Hernandez, Pittsburgh Steeler Center Maurkice Pouncey and his twin brother Mike, and others for a private service for Aaron Hernandez at on April 24 in Bristol, Conn. Aaron Hernandez turns to look toward his fiancee as he reacts to his double murder acquittal at Suffolk Superior Court Friday, April 14, 2017, in Boston.


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Meet the Small Businessman Who Took on Trump — and Won

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:37:06 GMT

An appeals court says Trump's company must pay more than $300,000 over an unpaid bill.Juan Carlos Enriquez, owner of a Miami paint business, sued Donald Trump and won.Juan Carlos Enriquez, owner of a Miami paint business, sued Donald Trump and won.Donald Trump listens to questions from reporters after a campaign event with his employees at his Trump National Doral golf club in Miami, Florida, Oct. 25, 2016.Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drives himself around the golf course on March 6, 2016, in Doral, Florida.


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Inquest Into Wisc. Jail Where Man Died After 7 Days Without Water

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:11:00 GMT

Terrill Thomas, who was being held in the Milwaukee County Jail run by infamous Sheriff David Clarke, suffered an agonizing week before dying.Terrill Thomas appears in an undated family photo.Terrill Thomas appears in an undated family photo.Terrill Thomas appears in an undated family photo.


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Beijing Unveils First Chinese-Made Aircraft Carrier

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:55:00 GMT

The warship designed to accommodate up to 36 fighter jets is a source of great pride for many Chinese.China's first domestically built aircraft carrier.


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GOP Senator Regrets Saying Guy in Tutu 'Kind of Asks for it'

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:54:34 GMT

Sen. Mike Enzi said he regrets telling Wyoming students that a man who wears a tutu to a bar and gets into fights "kind of asks for it."U.S. Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY) on March 24, 2015 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. U.S. Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY) on March 24, 2015 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.


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Cosby Says He's Ready to be a Stand-Up Guy Again

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:44:16 GMT

The comedian's sexual-assault trial starts in early June.Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse.


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First 100 Days: How Trump Has Impacted LGBTQ Rights

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:19:21 GMT

While some have characterized the Trump administration as the most overtly anti-LGBTQ in history, others see hints of promise.Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds up a rainbow flag with "LGBT's for TRUMP" written on it at a campaign rally in Greeley, Colorado, U.S. October 30, 2016. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds up a rainbow flag with "LGBT's for TRUMP" written on it at a campaign rally in Greeley, Colorado, on October 30, 2016. People gather for the Women's March in Washington U.S. on January 21, 2017.(L-R) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, President Donald Trump, Attorney General Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVosThe United Nations headquarters is seen in New York, Friday, July 27, 2007.Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks, after US President Donald Trump nominated him for the Supreme Court, at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2017.


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Lawmakers: Faith-Based Adoption Groups Can Refuse Gay Couples

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:42:09 GMT

Alabama lawmakers gave final approval to a bill protecting faith-based adoption organizations that refuse to place children with gay parents.


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Trump Lashes Out After Judge Blocks His Sanctuary Cities Order

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:01:00 GMT

The president went on to question the validity of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will hear his travel ban case in May.WASHINGTON, D.C. - APRIL 25: (AFP-OUT) US President Donald Trump arrives to sign the Executive Order Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America during a roundtable with farmers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)


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Court Blunts Trump's Sanctuary Cities Crackdown

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:32:31 GMT

A federal judge has blocked President Trump's order to restrict funding to "sanctuary cities."U.S. President Donald Trump attends the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's "Days of Remembrance" ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, U.S, April 25, 2017.


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United Airlines' Latest PR Crisis: The Death of a 3-Foot Rabbit Called Simon

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:17:00 GMT

Three-foot long Simon, who was expected to outgrow his father to become the world's largest bunny, died between London and Chicago O'Hare.A United Airlines Boeing 787.Simon was found dead at O'Hare airport.Breeder Annette Edwards holds Darius, father of Simon, in 2015.How British tabloid The Sun reported Simon's demise.


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'Don't Run. Get Inside': Public Should Know How to Cope in Nuke Attack, Experts Say

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:37:00 GMT

Cities mostly don't have plans, but experts say that Americans can be ready for an unthinkable nuclear attack if they know to "shelter in place."School children and their teacher peer from beneath a table during a state-wide air raid test in Newark, New Jersey, in 1952.School children and their teacher peer from beneath a table during a state-wide air raid test in Newark, New Jersey, in 1952.A man wearing protective clothing emerges from a fallout shelter in Medford, Massachusetts in 1961.


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Hollywood Writers Inch Closer to Another Strike

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:57:44 GMT

As TV seasons get shorter, and writers get paid less, some 13,000 members of the Writers Guild of America are bracing for a new shutdown.



Lawsuit Filed Against Fox News Alleges Racial Discrimination

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:51:00 GMT

The suit expands on a suit brought by three former employees. Fox vehemently denies the allegations and called the new claims "copycat complaints."A pedestrian walks past the News Corp. headquarters building in New York displaying posters featuring Fox News Channel personalities including Bill O'Reilly, right, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.


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'Denim Day': Standing Up for Sexual Violence Victims by Wearing Jeans

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:01:00 GMT

Get a good pair of jeans ready, on Wednesday they can make a big statement.Blue jeans with messages challenging misconceptions about sexual violence, hung by the UCLA Clothesline Project, are seen on the University of California Los Angeles campus during Denim Day on April 21, 2004. wore jeans. Blue jeans with messages challenging misconceptions about sexual violence, hung by the UCLA Clothesline Project, are seen on the University of California Los Angeles campus during Denim Day on April 21, 2004.


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Top Mexican Official Calls U.S. Border Wall a 'Hostile' Act

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:15:00 GMT

Mexico's Foreign Secretary said the border wall won't work, and that Mexico could rethink security cooperation if talks don't go well.A woman speaks to a relative through the border fence during the Easter weekend near the U.S.-Mexico border in Playas de Tijuana, on April 16, in Tijuana, Mexico.


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Trump Blames Canada in Latest Trade Tiff

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:46:00 GMT

President Trump blames Canada in latest trade tiff — slapping a roughly 20 percent tariff on softwood lumber entering the United States from Canada.President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks off at the conclusion of a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Feb. 13, 2017.President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walks off at the conclusion of a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Feb. 13, 2017.


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Chinese Court Sentences U.S. Businesswoman Accused of Spying

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:39:00 GMT

Phan Phan-Gillis has faced an uncertain fate since March 2015, when she disappeared from her group traveling in southern China.Jeff Gillis looks through documents he has collected in support of his wife Phan Phan-Gillis in Houston Oct. 4, 2016. The husband of U.S. citizen Phan "Sandy" Phan-Gillis, who has been charged in China with spying, has spent months trying to prove his wife's innocence with the little information he had. He has collected documents and letters that he hopes can be used as evidence for her defense.Jeff Gillis looks through documents he has collected in support of his wife Phan Phan-Gillis in Houston Oct. 4, 2016. The husband of U.S. citizen Phan "Sandy" Phan-Gillis, who has been charged in China with spying, has spent months trying to prove his wife's innocence with the little information he had. He has collected documents and letters that he hopes can be used as evidence for her defense.


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'Just Kill Me': Police Detail Doctor's Removal From United Flight

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:36:39 GMT

Four Chicago Aviation Police officers have been placed on leave since the incident April 9, which was recorded on video that rapidly went viral.David Dao being dragged off a United Airlines flight at O'Hare International Airport in viral video recorded April 9.


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Groups File Ethics Complaint Over State Dept. Mar-a-Lago Blog Post

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:10:42 GMT

Ethics groups have filed complaints over a blog post written by a bureau of the State Department that used glowing language to describe Mar-a-Lago.Palm trees line a driveway on President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 16.


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Senators Reintroduce Bill to Ban Conversion Therapy Nationwide

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:54:25 GMT

Sen. Patty Murray cited fresh fears under the Trump administration as a reason for reintroducing a bill to ban the controversial practiceU.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on January 18, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on January 18, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.


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Obama to Trump: Inside the County That Helped Flip the Election in Pennsylvania

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:40:00 GMT

Luzerne County voted blue for nearly twenty years but this election, it went for Trump.



DOJ Asks for More Time to Mull Religious Exemption to Contraception Coverage

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:20:00 GMT

Is the Trump administration reneging on Donald Trump's campaign promise to exempt religious organizations from having to provide birth control?Nuns speak to each other before Zubik v. Burwell, an appeal brought by Christian groups demanding full exemption from the requirement to provide insurance covering contraception under the Affordable Care Act, is heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on March 23, 2016.Nuns speak to each other before Zubik v. Burwell, an appeal brought by Christian groups demanding full exemption from the requirement to provide insurance covering contraception under the Affordable Care Act, is heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on March 23, 2016.


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Durst's Wife Told Neighbors He 'Wanted to Kill Her,' Cop Says

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:47:00 GMT

"The Jinx" subject is accused of killing his first wife and a friend he thought could implicate him.Real estate heir Robert Durst appears in a Los Angeles Superior Court Airport Branch for a pre-trial motions hearing on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles.Real estate heir Robert Durst, right, has a lighter moment with his attorney Dick DeGuerin while appearing in court in January.


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