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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day trip to India and visit Saudi Arabia to pay respects after the death of King Abdullah, U.S. and Indian officials said Saturday. The schedule change, announced shortly before...
Joseph Sledge is shown here at Pamlico Correctional Institution in Bayboro, North Carolina in 2013. Sledge, 68, who served 34 years in prison, is poised to become the oldest and longest-serving inmate in North Carolina found to be wrongly convicted...
In President Obama’s State of the Union address last week, he cited lowering crime rates and a lowering incarceration rate nationwide as an administration goal. But the after-effects of incarceration — or even just a criminal conviction or...
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma. The justices agreed Friday to review whether the sedative midazolam can...
Vintage cars used as taxis are parked on a street in Havana Dec. 26, 2014. Around 60,000 vintage cars have run on Cuba’s roads since before the 1959 revolution led by Fidel Castro. President Barack Obama’s decision last month to improve...
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