Death penalty controversy

FILE - In this June 1, 2016, file photo, flags of some of the 193 countries fly in the breeze in front of the Secretariat building of the United Nations. State Department officials say the U.S. this week plans to vote against a yearly U.N. resolution that condemns the glorification of Nazism. That's because, as in past years, free speech protections and other problems make the resolution impossible for America to support. But officials don't want their opposition interpreted as tacit support for Nazism in this first rendition of the annual vote since President Donald Trump entered office. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 16, 2017 - 3:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States government wants you to know: It really, truly doesn't like Nazis. At the United Nations this week, the U.S. plans to vote against a yearly resolution that condemns the glorification of Nazism, State Department officials said Wednesday. Although it may seem...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2016, file photo, flags of some of the 193 countries fly in the breeze in front of the Secretariat building of the United Nations. State Department officials say the U.S. this week plans to vote against a yearly U.N. resolution that condemns the glorification of Nazism. That's because, as in past years, free speech protections and other problems make the resolution impossible for America to support. But officials don't want their opposition interpreted as tacit support for Nazism in this first rendition of the annual vote since President Donald Trump entered office. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 15, 2017 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States government wants you to know: It really, truly doesn't like Nazis. At the United Nations this week, the U.S. plans to vote against a yearly resolution that condemns the glorification of Nazism, State Department officials said Wednesday. Although it may seem...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell. The Ohio Parole Board on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, rejected a request for mercy from Campbell, a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month. The board's 11-1 decision came in the case of Campbell, set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 15 for killing a teen during a 1997 carjacking. The slaying came five years after he was paroled on a different murder charge. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 9:25 am
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Ohio inmate Alva Campbell (all times local): 9:20 a.m. A prisons spokeswoman says a condemned Ohio inmate with multiple health problems will be brought into the state death chamber in a wheelchair. Attorneys for prisoner Alva Campbell say he...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell. The Ohio Parole Board on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, rejected a request for mercy from Campbell, a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month. The board's 11-1 decision came in the case of Campbell, set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 15 for killing a teen during a 1997 carjacking. The slaying came five years after he was paroled on a different murder charge. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 5:25 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio prepared on Tuesday to execute a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death this week. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop the execution of death row prisoner Alva Campbell, who appeared to be out of options. Last...
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November 14, 2017 - 4:13 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A drug wholesaler said Tuesday it's investigating whether a lethal injection drug Arkansas bought and had planned to use in a now-halted execution came from a pharmacy that it supplies, a sale that the company says would have violated its contract with the pharmacy...
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November 09, 2017 - 6:23 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's corrections department took a key step Thursday to prepare for the state's first execution since 1997, unveiling a new combination of lethal injection drugs that no state has ever used on an inmate before. The state Department of Correctional Services notified death-...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Ruben Ramirez Cardenas. Mexican citizen Cardenas is set for execution in Texas Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, for the 1997 abduction-slaying of his 16-year-old cousin in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Cardenas' lawyers have appealed to the courts, arguing evidence in his case should undergo new more sophisticated DNA testing because the tests of two decades ago that pointed him to the slaying may not be reliable. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
November 09, 2017 - 12:03 am
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the slaying of his 16-year-old cousin who was abducted from her family's apartment and fatally beaten. Ruben Ramirez Cardenas, 47, was given a lethal injection after several federal court appeals...
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November 07, 2017 - 6:43 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' planned execution of convicted murderer Jack Greene (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Arkansas' attorney general won't fight the state Supreme Court's decision to halt this week's planned execution of a convicted murderer. A spokesman for Attorney General...
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In this on Oct. 4, 2017, frame grab from video, Arkansas death row inmate Jack Greene appears before the state parole board at a prison in Varner, Ark. Greene is scheduled to die Nov. 9, 2017, but his lawyers are arguing that he is severely mentally ill and that, as a result of that, he sticks strands of tissue into his ears and nose to the point that they become bloody. (KTHV via AP, Pool)
November 07, 2017 - 4:28 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' attorney general asked the state's highest court Tuesday to reject an effort to halt this week's planned execution of an inmate whose attorneys say he suffers from psychotic delusions and is not competent to be put to death. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Alva Campbell. The Ohio Parole Board on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, rejected a request for mercy from Campbell, a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month. The board's 11-1 decision came in the case of Campbell, set to die by lethal injection on Nov. 15 for killing a teen during a 1997 carjacking. The slaying came five years after he was paroled on a different murder charge. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP)
November 03, 2017 - 11:43 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio killer who argues he is too ill to be executed by lethal injection has suggested the firing squad instead. Attorneys for death row inmate Alva Campbell say state lawmakers could quickly approve legislation allowing the firing squad as an alternative execution...
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