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7 HOURS AGO - Mother Jones

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Kenya Plans to Hang a Nurse for Botching an Illegal Abortion

Abortion is prohibited in Kenya except under certain circumstances, forcing hundreds of thousands of women underground every year to receive treatment. But it's not just these women who are putting their lives in danger: Late last week, the Kenyan high court gave a nurse the death penalty after a patient and her fetus died during an illegal abortion. The nurse, ...

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SEP 27, 2014 - New York Daily News

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AG Eric Holder orders no death penalty for 3 members of Brooklyn drug crew

Outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered federal prosecutors not to seek the death penalty against three members of a Brooklyn drug crew charged with a killing in which the victim was tortured, the Daily News has learned.

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SEP 25, 2014 - American Prospect

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Henry McCollum’s Innocence and the Stakes for Death Row Inmates in a Red State

On Tuesday, September 2, in a courtroom packed with his family members, his original lawyer, and even members of family members of the eleven-year old girl from Red Springs, North Carolina, he had been convicted of raping and murdering , death-row inmate Henry McCollum , a death row inmate, saw his conviction overturned after being in jail for thirty-one years. ...

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SEP 24, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Trial Delayed By Judge, But Won't Be Moved

BOSTON (AP) — A judge granted a two-month trial delay on Wednesday for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but denied a defense request to move his trial from Boston. Judge George O'Toole ruled that the trial will begin Jan. 5 instead of Nov. 3, but said there's no reason to assume in advance that a fair jury cannot be ...

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SEP 23, 2014 - Huffington Post

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New York To Pay For Legal Aid For Kids Facing Deportation

NEW YORK -- The city of New York will help pay for legal services for minors from Central America who crossed the border illegally by themselves this year and were later relocated here. The initiative announced Tuesday by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D) will offer $1.9 million in legal aid that for many migrants can mean the difference between ...

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