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FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Ronald Phillips, convicted of the 1993 rape and murder of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter in Akron, Ohio. In a brief filed Monday, July 24, 2017, at the U.S. Supreme Court, 15 pharmacology professors argue the impending execution of Phillips should be stopped on grounds that the sedative midazolam is incapable of inducing unconsciousness or preventing severe pain. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)
July 26, 2017 - 12:17 am
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is preparing to put a condemned child killer to death in the state's first execution in more than three years. Forty-three-year-old Ronald Phillips is scheduled to die Wednesday at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. He was convicted for the 1993 rape...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2017, file photo, Iraqi- American artist Michael Rakowitz poses for the media at the National Gallery in London. Rakowitz, is launching a 10-part radio broadcast that features voices of Philadelphia-area Iraqi refugees, Iraq war veterans and Bahjat Abdulwahed, the so-called "Walter Cronkite of Iraq" recalling their memories of the culturally rich nation. "Radio Silence" kicks off on July 29 with a live broadcast performance on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
July 26, 2017 - 12:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In 2016, an Iraqi-American artist sat down with Bahjat Abdulwahed — the so-called "Walter Cronkite of Baghdad" — with the idea of launching a radio project that would be part documentary, part radio play and part variety show. Abdulwahed was the voice of Iraqi radio from the...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., smiles as he talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, after Vice President Mike Pence broke a 50-50 tie to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 26, 2017 - 12:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted, at last, Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after being...
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This combination of photos provided by Boston University shows sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, in stage IV of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. According to a report released on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by the Journal of the American Medical Association, research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school. (Dr. Ann McKee/BU via AP)
July 26, 2017 - 12:01 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school. It's the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a...
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Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley makes a running catch for the out on Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols during the fourth inning in a baseball game, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
July 25, 2017 - 11:44 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam in the 11th inning as the Cleveland Indians, who wasted a seven-run lead, beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-7 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Encarncion's shot into the left-field bleachers off Bud Norris (1-3) capped a strange night...
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July 25, 2017 - 11:44 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — A blind Aboriginal musician renowned for singing in his native Yolngu language with a heart-rending voice and a unique guitar-playing style has died, his recording label said Wednesday. He was 46. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, whose is now referred to by local media as Dr. G. Yunupingu...
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July 25, 2017 - 11:42 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Human rights groups asked the Philippine president Wednesday to retract a threat to order airstrikes against tribal schools he accused of teaching students to become communist rebels, warning such an attack would constitute a war crime. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange, in lower Manhattan. Stock markets turned higher on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, as investors monitored a slew of corporate earnings reports. A meeting of the Federal Reserve and caution over potential twists and turns in U.S. politics kept most indexes trading within a narrow range. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 25, 2017 - 11:41 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets are mixed Wednesday, with upward momentum from a record day on Wall Street and buoyant oil prices offset by investor caution ahead of the Fed's upcoming interest rate decision. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.5 percent to 20,055.29...
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Cleveland Indians' Michael Brantley makes a running catch for the out on Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols during the fourth inning in a baseball game, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
July 25, 2017 - 11:40 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam in the 11th inning as the Cleveland Indians, who wasted a seven-run lead, beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-7 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Encarncion's shot into the left-field bleachers off Bud Norris capped a strange night for the...
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President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks during a rally, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 25, 2017 - 11:08 pm
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio on Tuesday night that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the "Obamacare nightmare." "You think that's easy? That's not easy," he told a crowd of...
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