A parole board in Georgia has rejected clemency for inmate Troy Davis, who is slated to be executed Wednesday. Uproar over the case has revived questions about how the death penalty is applied. Gwen Ifill talks to The Heritage Foundation's…
Ray Suarez reports on a new film profiling Mary Surratt, the sole woman implicated in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and the questions raised about the use of military commission trials, both then and now. He is joined by…
A new Frontline documentary revisits the evidence presented in the case of a deadly Texas house fire. Cameron Todd Willingham was charged with murdering his three daughters and executed in 2004, but some say that the state executed an innocent…
In other news Friday, several communities in Minnesota began to clean up after several tornadoes ripped through the state Thursday, killing three and injuring dozens. Also, hopes dimmed that missing miners in Colombia might be found alive after a deadly…
Thirty years after the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror, those accused of perpetrating genocide in Cambodia are facing justice for the first time. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the forthcoming verdict from the war crimes tribunal.
In other news, Pakistani authorities called for calm as the death toll from Monday's suicide bombing grew to 43, and an Afghan soldier reportedly shot and killed a U.S. soldier at a military base in western Afghanistan.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The Supreme Court upheld Kentucky's use of lethal injection executions Wednesday, likely clearing the way for states to resume executions that have been on hold for nearly eight months.
By PBS NewsHour
China said Tuesday it executed its former chief food and drug regulator for accepting bribes to approve unsafe medicines as Beijing sought to salvage its export market's tarnished reputation.
The Iraqi official believed to have recorded Saddam Hussein's execution on a cell phone camera was arrested Wednesday. The recording revealed witnesses taunting the former dictator during his last moments. A reporter discusses the recording's effect in Iraq.
The execution of Saddam Hussein over the weekend provoked a strong reaction from both his supporters and detractors. Two regional experts assess where the hanging of the former dictator leaves Iraqi politics and society.
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