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The country writ large has seen a slow down in executions. In Texas, a leader in executions, Fuller could become the first person put to death in more than five months.
Oct. 5, 2016
Harold Martin was arrested on Aug. 27; his case was made public Wednesday. Authorities say a search of his home found multiple top secret documents "obtained from sensitive intelligence."
Oct. 5, 2016
An analysis of global demographics indicates the maximum human lifespan may have peaked at around 115 years. That's despite medical advances and the occasional person who lives a few years longer.
Oct. 5, 2016
Hurricane Matthew killed at least 11 people in Haiti before it barreled north toward the Bahamas. Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas all declared states of emergency as they prepared for the storm.
Oct. 5, 2016
The explicit video played for several minutes at the start of the afternoon rush hour in Jakarta last Friday afternoon.
Oct. 5, 2016
Disney, Google and others are said to be considering buying Twitter. It's got baggage — lackluster ad sales, abusive trolling — but also millions of users. What if Twitter focused on a public mission?
Oct. 5, 2016
Kids in a Uganda slum learn that chess has a lot in common with life. You can't change the way you start out — but you can decide your next move.
Oct. 5, 2016
Nathan Law is the youngest elected official ever in Hong Kong. He plans more protests against China and he says he's willing to go to prison for his beliefs.
Oct. 5, 2016
Months after a man died in a botched clinical trial in France, the company that ran it has opened a big research facility in New Jersey, where as many as 50 clinical trials could be done each year.
Oct. 5, 2016
The former president's campaign trail comment that the Affordable Care Act is "the craziest thing in the world" showed up hours later in the vice presidential debate.
Oct. 5, 2016
The Orioles were playing the Blue Jays in Toronto when Hyun Soo Kim was nearly hit by a can chucked from the stands. Baltimore lost the wild card game, too; Toronto advances in the series.
Oct. 5, 2016
Oregon grows up to 33 million pounds a year of this blackberry. But most are gobbled up locally — in everything from ice cream to beers to jams — before the rest of the country ever gets a taste.
Oct. 5, 2016
The 2016 Nobel for chemistry goes to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa. The chemists are French, Scottish and Dutch, respectively.
Oct. 5, 2016
The race appeared to be tightening in the month of September, but after the first presidential debate Hillary Clinton has taken a consistent lead.
Oct. 5, 2016
In an effort to boost diversity and interest in firefighting, the Los Angeles fire department created special career-focused programs in local high schools.
Oct. 5, 2016
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa each made significant progress in the miniaturization of machines — designing a chain, an axle and a rotor blade, respectively.
Oct. 5, 2016
Vietnam War propaganda broadcaster "Hanoi Hannah," who urged American GIs to leave her country, is dead at 87.
Oct. 5, 2016
Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles has the latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew from Port-au-Prince.
Oct. 5, 2016
The presidential candidates could not be more different, but their vice presidential picks share many traits. NPR's Mara Liasson reviews the debate, along with pollsters Margie Omero and John Feehery.
Oct. 5, 2016
Duane Buck was given the death penalty after an expert witness testified that he was more likely to be dangerous in the future because he was black. The Supreme Court hears his case Wednesday.
Oct. 5, 2016

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