Nation Nov 15

The death chamber and the steel bars of the viewing room are seen at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas on September 29, 2010. Texas has executed the most people of any state in the last half century, but it has executed far fewer people in recent years. Photo by Jenevieve Robbins/Texas Dept of Criminal Justice/Handout via Reuters
Texas appeals court blocks inmate Rodney Reed’s execution

Reed's efforts to stop his execution have received support from such celebrities as Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian and Oprah. Lawmakers from both parties, including Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, have also asked that officials take a closer look at the evidence…

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