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1 month ago

US inmate scheduled to be executed tests positive for virus

An inmate scheduled to be executed just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office has tested positive for coronavirus
1 month ago
1 month ago

US set to execute 1st of 5 inmates before Biden inauguration

First is a former Texas gang member for the 1999 slaying of a young couple.
1 month ago
2 months ago

Biden to work to end executions as government sets 3 more

A spokesman for Joe Biden says the president-elect is against the death penalty and will work to end its use
2 months ago
3 months ago

US schedules 1st federal execution of woman in nearly 70 years

The U.S. Department of Justice has scheduled the first federal execution of a woman in nearly seven decades.
3 months ago
US schedules 1st federal execution of woman in nearly 70 years
6 months ago

Justice Dept. seeks to overturn order halting execution

A lower court’s ruling halted the first federal execution in nearly two decades.
6 months ago
6 months ago

Appeals court: 1st federal execution in 17 years can proceed

Federal appeals court rules that the execution can proceed as scheduled Monday.
6 months ago
1 year ago

Tennessee inmates ask court to stop execution scheduling

They argue Tennessee's use of capital punishment is rooted in a racist past.
1 year ago