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Washington state ends ‘racially biased’ death penalty

Execution was already extremely rare in Washington, with five prisoners put to death in recent decades.

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Arizona Senate hopeful Sinema implied state produced 'crazy' in 2011 speech

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., who is running in a tightly contested U.S. Senate race, implied that her home state produced "crazy" in a 2011 speech in which she also promised to advise liberal activists on how to "stop your state from becoming Arizona."

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Arizona Senate hopeful Sinema implied state produced 'crazy' in 2011 speech

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., who is running in a tightly contested U.S. Senate race, implied that her home state produced "crazy" in a 2011 speech in which she also promised to advise liberal activists on how to "stop your state from becoming Arizona."

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Legislatively and in court, he has fallen short in safeguarding our system and voter privacy.

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Hurricane Michael's Florida fury becomes clear, death toll rises as storm churns north

The devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael came into focus Thursday with rows upon rows of homes in the Florida panhandle found smashed to pieces, as the storm moved into Georgia and North Carolina. The death toll was at least three. PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- The devastation inflicted...

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The attorney general’s office wants the Nevada Supreme Court to wave off a lower court judge’s ruling that blocks the state from using the sedative midazolam in capital punishment.

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Wesley Fields rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown, helping Georgia Southern beat Texas State 15-13         

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Selena Gomez Said She ‘Obviously Had a Weird Couple Months’ Before Treatment

Selena Gomez spoke candidly to fans about her well-being mere weeks before seeking treatment for her mental health struggles. The “Bad Liar” songstress, 26, opened up about her state of mind in an Instagram Live stream on September 22. “Everything is good. I had obviously a weird couple...

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Newark said it was fixing the lead in its water. Now there's a problem with the treatment.

The news comes as the city fights a federal lawsuit by an international water group. Newark will distribute free water filters to residents most at-risk of lead contamination after a study found part of the city's water treatment program "no longer effective." The news comes as the city fights...

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A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial testifies he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit         

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A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial testifies he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit         

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Death knell for capital punishment? Washington becomes 20th state to ban executions

Washington becomes the 20th state to ban the death penalty, building on a growing trend.         

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Singapore monetary policy can sound a little back-to-front. While for most countries tighter policy equates to higher borrowing costs, it’s not necessarily the case for the Asian city-state, where interest rates can rise when the central bank is loosening policy. That’s because the Monetary...

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Incentive approved for residential customers who choose solar gardens for energy

State regulators allowed the incentive because of a change in formula for an existing solar credit.

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Hillary Clinton Shreds Trump’s Latest Collusion Conspiracy Claim

The former secretary of state has a reminder for the president when it comes to Russia.

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ENDORSEMENT: Kwame Raoul for Illinois attorney general

A state senator since 2004, he took the lead in a successful effort to abolish the state's death penalty.

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Costly plan aims to stem California inmate overdoses

The plan calls for the state to eventually provide drugs to 13,000 inmates to reduce craving and euphoria while weening them off opioids.

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Tom Izzo Breaks Silence on Sexual Assault Accusations at Michigan State

"The thought that I was going to hide something like what happened makes me sick," Izzo said Thursday at the Big Ten basketball media day.

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On his second day as a Supreme Court justice, Kavanaugh suggested that immigrants with criminal records can be detained by the state indefinitely.

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Arizona to create self-driving car research institute with Intel

Gov. Doug Ducey announced a self-driving car research institute where the state partners with private industry. Intel is on board.         

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