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The 40-year-old was among several inmates involved in an ongoing lawsuit arguing the state's use of midazolam during lethal injections is inhumane and not reliable. He later moved his head, raised his arms and grimaced after two consciousness checks in which a guard pinched his arm, said his name and pulled back his eyelid.
  • Court Blocks Immigrant Teen's Bid to Obtain Abortion

    Court Blocks Immigrant Teen's Bid to Obtain Abortion

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    Susan Hays, legal director for the Texas group Jane's Due Process , which helps pregnant minors obtain an abortion, said the teen was receiving counseling Thursday morning. The appeals court said that if the teen could not find a sponsor, she could renew her legal claim. "So she has two adults that are working with her, acting in her best interests, and that she is confiding in", Amiri said.
  • Malaysia Airlines Appoints Group CEO to Replace Bellew

    Malaysia Airlines Appoints Group CEO to Replace Bellew

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    In its statement, Malaysia said that Bellew had said publicly on Sept 27 that he was committed to the airline and that the turnaround of Malaysia Airlines would be "the greatest achievement of my life". Prior to becoming COO in 2016, he was CEO of MASwings, MAS' sister company in Sabah and Sarawak. MAB chairman Tan Sri Md Nor Yusof said: "On behalf of the Malaysia Airlines group, I am extremely pleased to welcome Captain Izham to this new role".
  • Warm Friday - Cold Front on the Way

    Warm Friday - Cold Front on the Way

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    Scattered showers push in beginning in the morning and will last through most of the day. Mostly cloudy skies are forecast for Saturday morning, but partly cloudy skies are expected for Saturday afternoon. WARMING THROUGH THE WEEKEND: Warming continues to take place through the weekend. But this weekend will see temperatures in the upper 70s and 60s.
  • Melania Trump Donates Inaugural Gown to Smithsonian

    Melania Trump Donates Inaugural Gown to Smithsonian

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    The vanilla silk crepe off-the-shoulder gown with a slit skirt and ruffled accent trim from neckline to hem is now displayed prominently in the First Ladies exhibition. "She's very specific about what she likes". "In two lines, you have the essence and you have the spirit of that gown". According to Lisa Kathleen Graddy, curator of the museum's First Ladies Collection, the act has been a tradition followed by every First Lady since Helen Herron Taft.
  • Three men charged in shooting after white nationalist Richard Spencer's speech

    Three men charged in shooting after white nationalist Richard Spencer's speech

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    Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the venue to heckle Spencer's supporters, according to The Orlando Weekly, and someone punched a man wearing a shirt with swastikas. following a Spencer-led white nationalist rally. During an interview earlier Thursday, Tenbrink said he wasn't a neo-Nazi but added that if Adolf Hitler had "changed his narrative a little bit, he'd have taken over the whole freaking world".
  • Loving 'War Hero' Admits He Lied His Ass Off About His Service

    Loving 'War Hero' Admits He Lied His Ass Off About His Service

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    Reporter Bryan Llenas lauded his toughness. "God bless John Garofalo", said Fox News' Eric Shawn at the end of the segment. "An fantastic guy, I hope he gets to meet the president", says another one. "He was awarded 22 commendations, including two Purple Hearts". In its correction, Fox News said that, "Over the last two weeks, we've worked with Garofalo's family and the National Personnel Records Centre to get to the bottom of a military past that Garofalo had claimed to be covert".
  • Irishman released from Egypt coup prison

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    He was released from prison at 11pm Irish time on Thursday. Rights groups welcomed Halawa's release. Halawa, a student, and three of his sisters were charged along with almost 500 others with a host of crimes including breaking into a mosque, killing 44 people, and illegal possession of firearms in violence that followed the military's overthrow of Egypt's Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, in 2013.
  • Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar resigns from post

    Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar resigns from post

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    It is the post of second highest senior legal officer in the country. Notable among the cases, where he represented the Gujarat government, was the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. He denied any rift with the government and told a news channel that "the government is good to me". As per report he Kumar resigned due to some personal reasons.
  • Russian president Vladimir Putin invites Sepp Blatter to 2018 Football World Cup

    Russian president Vladimir Putin invites Sepp Blatter to 2018 Football World Cup

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    Platini was also banned for all football-related activity for six years, later reduced to four, as part of the same bribery and corruption scandal that rocked the footballing world in 2015 . Blatter is also the target of an investigation by Swiss prosecutors over alleged criminal mismanagement at Federation Internationale de Football Association and the infamous Platini payment.