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  • Capital punishment.png Capital Punishment

    There’s one big reason the United States has a dearth of execution drugs so acute that some states are considering solutions such as firing squads and gas chambers: Europe won’t allow the drugs to be exported because of its fierce hostility to capital punishment.

    February 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Michael A. Taylor.png Oklahoma pharmacy won’t give drug for Missouri execution

    An Oklahoma pharmacy has agreed not to provide Missouri with a drug for a scheduled execution next week, but it’s unclear whether the decision will delay the lethal injection

    February 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • VIDEO: Woman expecting triplets gives birth to identical quadruplets

    A Mississippi mother got a big surprise, just days before Valentines Day.

    February 18, 2014

  • 4x9_envelopes_web_big.jpg Go paperless? One group lobbying against it

    As the Obama administration pushes to do more business over the Internet, finally seeking to close the technology gap with the private sector, the digital makeover is running into a dogged opponent called Consumers for Paper Options.

    February 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2014-02-14 at 1.13.21 PM.png VIDEO: Timelapse shows snow burying Washington D.C.

    The biggest snowstorm of the year hit Washington Wednesday night, closing the federal government on Thursday.

    February 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • barbour021614.jpg Teen mom says she's a mass murderer

    At 13, Miranda Barbour says she reluctantly helped kill her first victim in Alaska, but then went on a spree of slayings in California, Texas, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Local, state and federal authorities are investigating her claim made in a jailhouse interview with the Sunbury, Pa., Daily Item.

    February 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • 20140212-AMX-TSUNAMI-SEARCH12.jpg Man learns diving to search for missing wife

    Though it has been almost three years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, Yasuo Takamatsu's love for his missing wife is unchanged, prompting him to acquire a national diving license to find her remains by himself.

    February 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • U.S. appeals tax sentence for beanie baby maker

    The Justice Department Thursday appealed the sentence of H. Ty Warner, the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies plush toys who got probation, not prison, for evading taxes on money hidden in a Swiss bank account.

    February 13, 2014

  • 20140212-AMX-BEATLES121.jpg Beatles fans take magical history tour 50 years later

    Under the concrete ribs of the barrel-shell roof of a crumbling coliseum, the capital awaits the Beatles. Or, rather, the Beatles tribute band. The real thing is exactly 50 years gone on this Tuesday night, in this exact spot in Northeast Washington, and Washington must make do with imitation, with nostalgia, with the reverb of the past.

    February 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Judge: Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages

    U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II acknowledges some Kentuckians will be "confused - even angry" by his decision that the state must honor same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. He was certainly right on the latter point, though plenty also cheered his ruling.

    February 13, 2014

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