By Erica R. Hendry, Iman Smith, Joshua Barajas, Laura Santhanam
before the latest chapter in the Russian investigation threatens to wrestle control of the 24-hour news cycle, here are five important stories that may not have shown up in your Facebook feed.
By Associated Press
"Texas cannot satisfactorily explain why it applies current medical standards for diagnosing intellectual disability," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Tuesday, a federal jury sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the racially motivated murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. Also, nearly 40 people died in a pair of bombings near the Afghan Parliament…
By Sam Hananel, Associated Press
Only 30 people were sentenced to death in the United States this year, the lowest number since the early 1970s.
By Michael Graczyk, Associated Press
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to examine whether Texas is trying to put to death a convicted killer who's intellectually disabled, which would make him ineligible.
By David Crary, Associated Press
NEW YORK — Voters in some states weighed in Tuesday on several of most volatile issues facing America — gun control, marijuana legalization, the death penalty and the right of a terminally ill person to get a doctor's help in…
By Laura Santhanam
The four ballot initiatives on the death penalty this year -- one apiece in Nebraska and Oklahoma, and two separate measures in California -- are the most we’ve ever seen in a single election.
There are more than 150 ballot initiatives this year at the state level, capable of creating huge change for voters. Nine states are voting on the legalization of recreational or medical marijuana. Other measures concern gun control, the minimum wage…
In 1997, Duane Edward Buck was sentenced to die after he was convicted of killing two people and wounding a third in Houston, Texas. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today to decide whether Buck received a fair trial.
In our news wrap Monday, Hurricane Matthew, one of the strongest Atlantic storms in recent years, is battering Jamaica and Haiti. Also, U.S. relations with Russia hit a new low when Washington called off talks with Moscow on the Syrian…
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