Death penalty controversy

April 14, 2017 - 6:55 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' efforts to execute seven inmates before the end of the month (all times local): 5:55 p.m. The Arkansas Supreme Court has halted the execution of one of two inmates facing lethal injection Monday under the state's multiple execution plan. Justices on...
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April 14, 2017 - 5:30 am
ARKANSAS EXECUTIONS-OPPONENTS Arkansas death penalty foes hope for big Good Friday rally LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Outrage is spreading on social media over Arkansas' unprecedented plan to put seven inmates to death before the end of the month. But protests have been more muted within the...
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April 14, 2017 - 3:25 am
AFGHANISTAN Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb KABUL, Afghanistan. (AP) — Afghanistan officials say the attack on a tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has left 36 Islamic State group fighters...
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April 14, 2017 - 2:39 am
AFGHANISTAN Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb KABUL, Afghanistan. (AP) — Afghanistan officials say the U.S. attack on a tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has left 36 Islamic State group...
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FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Bruce Earl Ward, left, and Don William Davis. Both men are scheduled for execution April 17, 2017. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP, File)
April 13, 2017 - 7:50 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two pharmaceutical companies asked a federal judge Thursday to prevent Arkansas from using their drugs to execute seven inmates by the end of the month, saying they object to their products being used for capital punishment. Fresenius Kabi USA and West-Ward Pharmaceuticals...
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April 13, 2017 - 7:10 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' plans to execute seven inmates by the end of the month (all times local): 6 p.m. Two pharmaceutical companies are asking a federal judge to prevent Arkansas from using its drugs in the planned execution of seven death row inmates later this month...
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In this Monday, April 10, 2017 photo, Amnesty International East Asia Director Nicholas Bequelin, left, and Deputy Director of Global Issues James Lynch hold the copies of reports on the death penalty during a press conference in Hong Kong. Human rights activists say China's use of the death penalty remains shrouded in secrecy and still outpaces the rest of the world combined, even after the nation's execution rate fell sharply in recent years. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
April 11, 2017 - 12:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's use of the death penalty remains shrouded in secrecy and still outpaces the rest of the world combined, even after the nation's execution rate fell sharply over the past decade, human rights activists said Tuesday. Amnesty International reported 1,032 state-sponsored...
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In this Monday, April 10, 2017 photo, Amnesty International East Asia Director Nicholas Bequelin, left, and Deputy Director of Global Issues James Lynch hold the copies of reports on the death penalty during a press conference in Hong Kong. Human rights activists say China's use of the death penalty remains shrouded in secrecy and still outpaces the rest of the world combined, even after the nation's execution rate fell sharply in recent years. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
April 11, 2017 - 12:14 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's use of the death penalty remains shrouded in secrecy and still outpaces the rest of the world combined, even after the nation's execution rate fell sharply over the past decade, human rights activists said Tuesday. Amnesty International reported 1,032 state-sponsored...
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This March 25, 2017, photo shows a sign for the Department of Correction's Cummins Unit prison in Varner, Ark. Eight prisoners have been scheduled to die at the prison in April as Arkansas rushes to use an execution drug that expires at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)
April 04, 2017 - 1:12 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials say their plans for eight executions in a 10-day period will fall through if a federal judge gives death row inmates more time to prepare clemency requests. A judge on Tuesday will consider the inmates' request for additional time. Lawyers for the state...
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This March 25, 2017, photo shows a sign for the Department of Correction's Cummins Unit prison in Varner, Ark. Eight prisoners have been scheduled to die at the prison in April as Arkansas rushes to use an execution drug that expires at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)
April 03, 2017 - 8:42 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials say their plans for eight executions in a 10-day period will fall through if a federal judge gives death row inmates more time to prepare clemency requests. A judge on Tuesday will consider the inmates' request for additional time. Lawyers for the state...
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