• New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?
New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

Both statements expressed guilt and remorse for raping and murdering Mary Phillips and his desire to be a "better person". But Williams, who weighed 400 pounds, was administered with the lethal injection and pronounced dead just over three hours after his fellow inmate.

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  • Trump to spend Day 100 in office talking tough on trade
Trump to spend Day 100 in office talking tough on trade

White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders explained Mr. Trump's decision to skip the dinner in a TV interview. VAN HOLLEN: Well, I would say the first 100 days have been a massive resistance to the Trump agenda during the first 100 days.

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  • Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence
Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence

Right wing groups from all over that state say they too will be here to show their support. Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks said in a letter to the campus community early Wednesday before the cancellation was announced, "we can not ignore or deny what is a new reality".

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  • Trump invites Philippines' president to United States in 'friendly' call
Trump invites Philippines' president to United States in 'friendly' call

In the chairman's statement, the leaders also called on countries with claims to theSouth China Sea to avoid actions "such as land reclamation and militarisation that may further complicate the situation". MANILA , Philippines (AP) - The Philippines followed up a summit of Southeast Asian leaders by releasing a final communique Sunday that remove...

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  • James Conner Selected by hometown Steelers
James Conner Selected by hometown Steelers

Conner wasn't done, as he earned recognition as first-time all-conference with 216 carries for 1,092 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. Those went for 302 yards and while Conner didn't have the monster season he did in 2014, he was arguably a bit more complete as a back.

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  • Congress removes Digvijaya Singh as Goa and Karnataka in-charge
Congress removes Digvijaya Singh as Goa and Karnataka in-charge

Four party secretaries - Manickam Tagore, P.C. Vishnunadh, Madhu Yashki Goud and Sake Sailjanath - will assist Venugopal, according to a press release issued by the party. After changes at the level of general secretaries, a few Pradesh Congress Committee presidents will also be changed. They had even complained to party vice president Rahul Gand...

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  • North Korea marks army anniversary with live fire drill
North Korea marks army anniversary with live fire drill

Pacific Command Adm. Harry Harris during a House hearing of the Committee on Armed Services in Washington . In a show of force, the USA is sending the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group to waters off the Korean peninsula, where it will join the USS Michigan , a nuclear submarine that docked in South Korea on Tuesday.

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  • European Union divided on Britain's election announcement
European Union divided on Britain's election announcement

In similar fashion, no one has seriously addressed the devastating social crisis afflicting millions in the United Kingdom that feeds the growing alienation from the political establishment-that was the central factor in last year's unexpected Brexit referendum vote.

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  • Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance
Philippines says Trump called Duterte to affirm alliance

The two leaders discussed Mr Duterte's controversial war on drugs, which has left more than 7,000 people dead in under 12 months. Last week a Filipino lawyer filed a complaint at the worldwide criminal court (ICC) accusing Duterte and 11 other Philippine officials of mass murder and crimes against humanity.

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  • United Kingdom police shoot 1, arrest 6 others in counterterror raids
United Kingdom police shoot 1, arrest 6 others in counterterror raids

In footage shot by a witness, what sounds like several shots ring out as police surround the row house in Willesden in northwest London on Thursday evening. The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed of the incident, as is routine for police shootings. Basu, Britain's senior coordinator for counterterrorism policing, said th...

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  • Exit polls predict BJP sweep in Delhi local body elections
Exit polls predict BJP sweep in Delhi local body elections

Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken and Delhi BJP leaders were among the early voters. "We do not give any importance to exit poll results". SEC receives 9 complaints of glitches in EVMs: NINE complaints of glitches in Electronic Voting Machines were received by the State Election Commission du...

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  • Abbas to stop funding electricity in Hamas-run Gaza
Abbas to stop funding electricity in Hamas-run Gaza

In a letter sent from prison, Barghouti - a member of the Fatah movement's Central Committee and leader of the hunger strike - stressed the need to show support for the hunger strikers and ensure respect for global law. "Barghouti is refusing medical treatment causing his health to decline seriously", Amani Sarahneh of the Palestinian Prisoners' Cl...

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  • Senator: Trump won't let NKorea build missile to reach US
Senator: Trump won't let NKorea build missile to reach US

In the meantime, the USS Michigan, a nuclear-powered submarine, arrived Tuesday at the South Korean port of Busan for what was described as a routine visit to rest crew and load supplies. McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, declined to discuss the specifics of the meeting with the president. "Obviously you have to follow ...

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  • Tennessee Amber Alert: Teacher planned to take girl to Mexico, documents show
Tennessee Amber Alert: Teacher planned to take girl to Mexico, documents show

She is allegedly charged with abusing five of her 10 children, including Elizabeth Thomas, based on the The Tennessean . Daphne Quinn, Cummins' sister, said she spoke with her brother at the weekend and he told her that he only went with the teen because she was planning to run away and he wanted to keep her safe.

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  • Palestine Authority to stop paying for Gaza electricity
Palestine Authority to stop paying for Gaza electricity

The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners' Affairs released a statement on Monday saying that Israeli Prison Service officials had forcibly moved hunger-striking prisoners to different sections of Israeli jails, confiscated clothes and personal belongings and placed leading figures in solitary confinement.

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  • 'The Simpsons' needles Trump ahead of 100-day milestone
'The Simpsons' needles Trump ahead of 100-day milestone

Mr Trump has provided the show's writers with plenty of material since his January 20 inauguration, with the show often using wealthy villain Mr Burns (Homer Simpson's boss) as a proxy for many of Mr Trump's real-life actions. In his previous life, Trump was a wealthy tycoon from NY who rose to global fame as host for 14 seasons of reality TV sho...

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  • Barcelona pay tribute to their favourite son Lionel Messi, watch videos here
Barcelona pay tribute to their favourite son Lionel Messi, watch videos here

Messi eventually was shown a yellow card for taking off his shirt. The second Clasico of the 2016-17 season could not have come at a better time for Real Madrid as Barcelona looked shaky and shot on confidence coming into the fixture, while Los Blancos were flying high after their Champions League success against Bayern Munich.

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  • China launches its first locally built aircraft carrier
China launches its first locally built aircraft carrier

China's only other carrier is the Liaoning , a refitted Soviet ship that was commissioned into China's navy in 2012. The Chinese state media said that the carrier, designed in China and built in the northeastern port of Dalian , is not expected to enter service until 2020.

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  • Pentagon probes Trump's ex-adviser Flynn over foreign payments
Pentagon probes Trump's ex-adviser Flynn over foreign payments

The inspector general of the Department of Defense also opened an investigation of Flynn earlier this month, according to an April 11 letter released by Democrats on the oversight committee Thursday. Spicer also said the Trump administration welcomes the Department of Defense investigation of Flynn. The issue involving Turkey emerged after F...

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  • Conservatives back revised health bill, GOP moderates balk
Conservatives back revised health bill, GOP moderates balk

Tom MacArthur's proposed amendment ", the statement read , "the House Freedom Caucus has taken an official position in support of the current proposal". They are concerned about weakening the protections for people with pre-existing conditions - a major reason that the MacArthur amendment is not sitting well with a significant swath of the Hous...

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