Death penalty controversy

August 08, 2018 - 1:06 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A German pharmaceutical company has filed a lawsuit to prevent Nebraska from using lethal injection drugs next week in what would be the state's first execution in more than two decades. The federal lawsuit filed late Tuesday could delay the Aug. 14 execution of Carey Dean...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, July 31, 2018, Pope Francis prays during an audience in St. Peter's square at the Vatican. The Vatican said Thursday Aug. 2, 2018, that Pope Francis has changed church teaching about the death penalty, saying it can never be sanctioned because it "attacks" the inherent dignity of all humans. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, FILE)
August 02, 2018 - 6:34 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has decreed that the death penalty is "inadmissible" under all circumstances and the Catholic Church should campaign to abolish it, a change in church teaching that could influence Catholic politicians and judges in the U.S. and across the globe. The change,...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, chairs the first meeting of the National Security Council after June 24 presidential election, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, July 30, 2018. Erdogan was elected under a new governing system that gives him sweeping executive powers. (Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)
August 01, 2018 - 12:01 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey could move soon to reinstate the death penalty, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday while attending the funeral of a young mother and her infant son who were killed by a roadside bomb. Turkish authorities have blamed Tuesday's attack near the borders of Iran...
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July 12, 2018 - 1:59 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's military on Thursday denied its soldiers were involved in a video that appears to show women with small children being blindfolded and shot dead as suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers. The graphic video circulating on social media caused an outcry and...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Nevada Department of Corrections photo shows death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old man in Las Vegas, and was convicted in Arizona in 2005 of another murder and dismemberment near Phoenix. A Nevada judge halted the use of a drug in the execution of Dozier hours before he was scheduled to die Wednesday, July 11, 2018, by a first-of-its-kind lethal injection mixture. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File)
July 12, 2018 - 2:12 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state trying to execute its first inmate in 12 years using an untested combination of drugs is heading back to planning stages, and a twice-convicted killer who wants to die will return to death row, after a court postponed his lethal injection to allow a drug company to argue...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Nevada Department of Corrections photo shows death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old man in Las Vegas, and was convicted in Arizona in 2005 of another murder and dismemberment near Phoenix. A Nevada judge halted the use of a drug in the execution of Dozier hours before he was scheduled to die Wednesday, July 11, 2018, by a first-of-its-kind lethal injection mixture. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File)
July 11, 2018 - 6:21 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge effectively blocked the execution of a two-time killer Wednesday after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death. Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez disallowed the drug in a ruling that came less than nine...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Nevada Department of Corrections photo shows death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old man in Las Vegas, and was convicted in Arizona in 2005 of another murder and dismemberment near Phoenix. A Nevada judge halted the use of a drug in the execution of Dozier hours before he was scheduled to die Wednesday, July 11, 2018, by a first-of-its-kind lethal injection mixture. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File)
July 11, 2018 - 2:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the execution of twice-convicted killer in Nevada (all times local): 11:24 a.m. A Nevada judge is halting the use of a drug in the execution of a twice-convicted killer hours before he was scheduled to die by a first-of-its-kind lethal injection mixture. Clark County...
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The Supreme Court is seen Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Monday evening. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 10, 2018 - 12:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Supreme Court justice will join the bench at a time when the public has more confidence in the high court than in Congress or the presidency. A Gallup survey in June found 37 percent of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the court, while another...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, police patrol outside Iran's parliament building after an assault by several attackers that was claimed by the Islamic State group, in Tehran, Iran. Iran said Saturday, July 7, 2018, it executed eight people convicted in the 2017 Islamic State group attack on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
July 07, 2018 - 5:19 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran executed eight men convicted over the 2017 Islamic State attack on parliament and the shrine of the Islamic Republic's founding ayatollah, the bloodiest terror attack to strike Tehran in decades, authorities said Saturday. The June 7, 2017 attack has so far been the only...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2016, file photo, a photograph showing Sisters Margaret Held, left, of the School Sisters of St. Francis, and Paula Merrill, of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, sits at the entrance to the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle in Jackson, Miss., where a memorial Mass was held fo ther two 68-year-old nuns, who were killed in their Durant home. District Attorney Akillie Malone-Oliver told The Associated Press Tuesday, June 12, 2018, that Robert Earl Sanders of Kosciusko, charged with killing the two nuns will plead guilty, Thursday, June 21, 2018, as part of an agreement that removes the possibility of the death penalty. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
June 21, 2018 - 11:19 am
LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to the 2016 killing of two Roman Catholic nuns in an agreement that averts the possibility of the death penalty, which was opposed by the women's families and their religious orders. Rodney Earl Sanders made the pleas Thursday in state...
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