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Israel is now the subject of lawsuits and political pressure. But what about the ‘hit list’ at the center of the controversy? Need to Know talked to an American flotilla passenger about the mysterious document.
Ronnie Lee Gardner became the first man in 14 years to be executed by firing squad early Friday morning, ending a 25-year saga that in its final days stoked a national debate over the death penalty.
A juror who sentenced a Utah man to death in 1985 told Need to Know she would have preferred life in prison. The inmate, who faces a firing squad, is seeking a last-minute reprieve.
A South African musicologist fears the vuvuzela, which produces a loud droning noise on television, will give his country’s music a bad name.
As international criticism of the Gaza blockade grows, some are calling for a dialogue with the government there, Hamas. Others say a dialogue would condone Hamas’s violence.
The Tea Party has won victories in Nevada and Kentucky. But on Tuesday, Tea Party candidates were rebuffed in the battleground suburbs of the Northeast, where the battle for House may be won or lost.