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Execution, Mississippi-style: Bill approving firing squad, gassing or electrocution passes

RT The future of Mississippi’s death penalty is uncertain. Lethal injections of drugs run the risk of soon being found unconstitutional, so a lawmaker is proposing the state opt for nitrogen gassing instead. Or firing squad. Or electrocution. The future … Continue reading

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Radical Islam is spreading across Belgium, Salafists preach via TV & online media – report

RT Salafism is advancing in Belgium, a leaked report from the country’s coordination body for threat assessment says, adding that Wahhabi TV stations and online media operate freely while radical literature can be found in most Islamic bookshops. The report … Continue reading

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Las Vegas trial starting for 6 in Bundy ranch standoff

Mail.com LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trial opens Thursday in Las Vegas for six defendants accused of illegally wielding weapons to block a federal round-up of cattleman and states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy’s cows nearly three years ago. Prosecutors are expected … Continue reading

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Last Cuban doctor defectors arrive in US after policy change

ABC News Yoandri Pavot applied just in time for a visa under a recently scrapped U.S. policy that had long welcomed doctors from Cuba who defected while on assignment in third countries. Pavot and other Cuban doctors arriving this week … Continue reading

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New York Stock Exchange faces lawsuit over 2015 blackout

RT The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has indicated that it will file a lawsuit against a 2015 outage on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The four-hour long blackout was the worst in the exchange’s history. The NYSE is … Continue reading

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Officials: Suspect in 3 slayings shot himself in standoff

Mail.com A man suspected in the killings of two women in Florida and one in Alabama died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a standoff at a Georgia motel in which a female suspect was arrested, authorities said. Escambia County … Continue reading

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Army nod for Dakota Access pipeline looms; Tribe vows action

Mail.com BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the stalled Dakota Access oil pipeline could get clearance from the Army as early as Wednesday to finish the $3.8 billion project, though the American Indian tribe that has led the battle … Continue reading

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Trump’s Labor nominee admits to hiring undocumented worker

RT US President Donald Trump’s pick for Labor Department head, Andrew Puzder, has admitted to employing an undocumented immigrant for years, an admission that has caused Cabinet nominees to withdraw in the past. On Monday, Puzder, the CEO of CKE … Continue reading

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Palestinians ask world to punish Israel for settlement law

Mail.com JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian Cabinet minister on Tuesday called on the international community to punish Israel for a contentious new law, just hours after the Israeli parliament adopted the bill to retroactively legalize thousands of West Bank settlement … Continue reading

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At $250M, Los Angeles home most expensive listed in US

Mail.com LOS ANGELES (AP) — At $250 million, a new mega mansion in the exclusive Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles is the most expensive home listed in the United States. The passion project of developer and handbag tycoon Bruce … Continue reading

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Suspect gets 30 years in Florida mosque fire

Mail.com FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday for setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter attended occasionally. Joseph … Continue reading

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Mott Community College in Michigan closed due to active shooter threat

RT Mott Community College (MCC) in Flint, Michigan, has been closed due to what the college is calling an “active shooter threat,” it tweeted. The threat was made at around 6:30am local time, according to MCC Police Chief Theresa Stephens-Lock. … Continue reading

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Michigan leads effort to shift workers away from pensions

Mail.com LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Struggling under the weight of pension and health care obligations, Michigan lawmakers appear ready to take another whack at public employee benefits — a move that reflects renewed determination to shift workers to 401(k)-style retirement … Continue reading

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UN: More than 900 children killed in Afghanistan in 2016

Mail.com KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — More than 900 children were killed in Afghanistan’s conflict last year, the United Nations said Monday, calling it the most violent year for children since it started keeping records. The U.N. mission said the nearly … Continue reading

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Cancer burger? Fast food wrappers contain carcinogenic chemicals, study says

RT The next time you get a craving for a greasy burger from the drive-thru, you may want to reconsider. A new study has found that fast food packaging contains cancer-causing chemicals – showing that the risk of quick meals … Continue reading

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Oil prices jump as Trump administration puts Iran ‘on notice’

RT Global crude prices rose on Thursday after US National Security Advisor Michael Flynn said Washington is putting Tehran “on notice” in response to an Iranian missile test. The senior administration official refused to rule out any options for a … Continue reading

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Trump vows to repeal political limits on churches

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning that religious freedom is “under threat,” President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal the Johnson Amendment, an IRS rule barring pastors from endorsing candidates from the pulpit.” “I will get rid of and totally destroy … Continue reading

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Officials: 1 hostage dead after inmates take over prison

Mail.com SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Police breached a building at Delaware’s largest prison early Thursday, ending a nearly 24-hour hostage standoff that left one corrections employee dead. Inmates assumed control of the building at the James T. Vaughn Correction Center … Continue reading

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More Americans approve of Trump’s travel ban than disapprove – poll

RT Despite nationwide protests and several major Republican figures speaking out against President Trump’s controversial travel ban, a new poll has revealed that more Americans actually support the ban than oppose it. A Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday found … Continue reading

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Tesla, BMW electrics fall short of highest crash-test rating

Mail.com DETROIT (AP) — Two luxury electric vehicles — the Tesla Model S and the BMW i3 — fell short of getting the highest safety ratings in new crash tests by the insurance industry. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety … Continue reading

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