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Both executions and death sentences have declined dramatically since their peak in the late 1990s, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.
Dec. 13, 2018
The girl's death underscores the crisis precipitated by large groups of families seeking asylum where there are inadequate facilities to detain them.
Dec. 13, 2018
Prabhu Ramamoorthy cried after the sentencing in Detroit on Thursday. His lawyers had called for leniency from the judge arguing, "He will suffer long after this sentence is done."
Dec. 13, 2018
"The person was found guilty in the Victorian County Court but a suppression order was put in place to prevent the publication of details," a prominent Australian news site reported.
Dec. 13, 2018
After an injury forced Patricio Manuel to withdraw from the women's Olympic boxing trials, the fighter faced a reckoning. He decided to start living publicly as a man — and rebuild his boxing career.
Dec. 13, 2018
This week on the Hidden Brain radio show, we dig into the culture and psychology that determines the foods that make us salivate and the scents that make us squirm.
Dec. 13, 2018
Four years after another test flight ended tragically, the company is celebrating a milestone: Its manned spacecraft reached an altitude of more than 51 miles.
Dec. 13, 2018
Until recently, Helen and Bryan Lopez had been homeless in LA County. Then they moved in with the Rapkin family as part of a small program that places homeless youth in people's homes, not shelters.
Dec. 13, 2018
The suspect had been the target of a massive manhunt since Tuesday's deadly assault on a Christmas shopping market.
Dec. 13, 2018
The president says he never directed his onetime personal attorney Michael Cohen to do anything wrong. Cohen pleaded guilty Wednesday to making illegal payments before the 2016 election.
Dec. 13, 2018
Some boxes of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, regular absorbency, have a "quality-related defect" that left pieces of the tampon inside the bodies of some consumers — in some cases causing infection.
Dec. 13, 2018
U.S. National Academy of Medicine, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and Chinese Academy of Sciences call for international gene-editing standards. Critics blast statement as inadequate.
Dec. 13, 2018
Springsteen has performed his one-man show over 230 times since its debut last year. But, just as the Boss bids adieu to Broadway, a new film documenting the show is set to premiere on Netflix.
Dec. 13, 2018
The decision is a major victory for state employees, as well as for state Attorney General Andy Beshear as he runs to unseat Gov. Matt Bevin, who championed the controversial law.
Dec. 13, 2018
The blaze destroyed voting machines and booths for 19 of Kinshasa's 24 polling stations. But with 10 days to go, the Democratic Republic of the Congo plans to proceed with its presidential election.
Dec. 13, 2018

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