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1 HOUR AGO - Seattle Times

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Florida Supreme Court considers overturning death sentences

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s Supreme Court is hearing a second round of oral arguments in a case that could decide whether nearly 400 death row inmates will instead spend their lives in prison. The hearing Thursday morning comes in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that found Florida’s death sentencing […]

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1 HOUR AGO - Yahoo! News

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Bangladesh clears execution for top Islamist leader

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence of top Islamist party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes, paving the way for his execution within days. Nizami, head of Bangladesh's biggest Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami, was convicted of murder, rape and orchestrating the killing of intellectuals during the country's 1971 independence struggle.

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2 HOURS AGO - Reuters

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Bangladesh Islamist party leader to hang for war crimes

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a final appeal from the leader of the top Islamist party against death sentence for atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence, lawyers said, meaning he could be hanged at any time.

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4 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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Court to hear forced medication appeal in doctor murder case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a doctor charged with killing a Yale University physician can be forcibly medicated to render him competent to stand trial. A prosecutor and a public defender for Lishan Wang are set to go before the court Thursday. A trial court judge last […]

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12 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Brazil prosecutor's move against Lula clouds ruling party's outlook

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - A request by Brazil's prosecutor general for a Supreme Court investigation of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva raises the odds against the ruling Workers Party emerging from scandal in time for the 2018 presidential election, analysts said on Wednesday. Already hurt by fallout from a massive corruption scheme, and impeachment proceedings against President ...

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