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  • Execution of Chinese street vendor sparks Internet outcry

    BEIJING -- Millions of Chinese took to the Internet to protest the execution of a 37-year-old vendor who had stabbed to death two municipal officials he said arrested and beat him for hawking meat skewers without a license. Xia Junfeng had argued that...
  • Parsing the Pope

    Parsing the Pope
    Two Harvard experts on religion dissect the latest remarks by Pope Francis: Pope Francis made headlines again this week. In an interview with the editor of the leading Jesuit journal in Rome, the Pope criticized the Catholic Church's focus on "abortion,...
  • Lawyers in Boston bombings case tangle over death penalty issues

    Federal prosecutors tangled in court Monday with defense lawyers for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev over the government's timeline to make a decision on whether to seek the death penalty in the case.  Both Tsarnaev’s defense attorneys...
  • Texas low on lethal drug, has no plans to change executions

    Texas appears to be running out of the drug used to execute prisoners in what has become the most active death penalty state in the country, but officials said this week they have no plans to change execution methods. "We have not changed our current...
  • Readers tee off on Bondi, pay raises and more

    Readers tee off on Bondi, pay raises and more
    Scott, your piece on Bondi was one of the most well-written articles I have read. ["Attorney General Pam Bondi delays execution so she can party."] I was not anti-Bondi until I read this. Larry Larry, Bondi's actions ticked off those on both sides of...
  • This I No Longer Believe -- the death penalty

     
    By William Reedy, Chicago At one time I believed that the death penalty is appropriate in some cases. This I no longer believe. Honestly, I still feel that way sometimes, that the world is better off when some fiendish criminal......
  • Four sentenced to death in India gang-rape case

    Four sentenced to death in India gang-rape case
    NEW DELHI -- An Indian court Friday sentenced four men to death in the December rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a moving bus, one of the nation’s most closely watched legal decisions in recent history. The judge announced...
  • Pam Bondi delays execution so she can party

    Pam Bondi delays execution so she can party
    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has long been accused of being a lightweight — someone more interested in scoring TV time on "Fox & Friends" than actually dispensing justice back home. But Bondi has taken superficiality to new heights. Or...
  • Florida execution delayed because of attorney general's fundraiser

    Florida execution delayed because of attorney general's fundraiser
    Florida's attorney general has apologized for prompting a delay in an execution originally scheduled for Tuesday because the date conflicted with one of her political fundraisers. State attorneys general typically march to electoral victory by preaching...
  • Four face death penalty after conviction in Indian gang rape

    NEW DELHI – Sentencing arguments will be heard Wednesday for four men facing the death penalty after an Indian court them found guilty of raping and murdering a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in December. The closely watched case has angered,...
  • Syrian war crimes escalating on both sides, U.N. probe finds

    Syrian war crimes escalating on both sides, U.N. probe finds
    Summary executions, torture, hostage-taking and indiscriminate shelling of civilian homes are among the war crimes committed by both sides in the Syrian conflict, a special investigative panel of the United Nations Human Rights Council reported Wednesday....