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  • More girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine
    Thursday - 07/24/2014 - 01:22 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government is reporting an increase in teen U.S. girls getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine — but it's not much of a bump.

    The sexually transmitted bug can cause cervical cancer, genital warts and other illnesses.

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  • Virginia police: 2 dead after storm at campground
    Thursday - 07/24/2014 - 11:16 AM

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.
    Spokeswoman Corinne Geller confirmed the deaths and injuries early Thursday at the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in rural Northampton County.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions
    Thursday - 07/24/2014 - 08:16 AM

    Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father.

    Witnesses saw Wood gasp and snort for an hour and 40 minutes after the execution drugs were injected in his veins.

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  • Some lethal injection problems in US executions
    Thursday - 07/24/2014 - 03:45 AM

    Some lethal injection problems in US executions

    Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide.

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  • Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours
    Thursday - 07/24/2014 - 03:25 AM

    PHOENIX (AP) — A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.

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  • Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US
    Thursday - 07/24/2014 - 02:26 AM

    "There's this huge explosion in all three of these countries of the gangs and the number of gang members, partially because it's the way of street kids getting status and reputation, and partially because it's a way of surviving," said Tom Ward, a USC associate professor who has studied the issue.

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  • JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins
    Thursday - 07/24/2014 - 01:44 AM

    The throwback design being featured on the coins this year is truer to both the president's appearance and his widow's wishes, mint officials say.

    Mint officials had begun discussing a Kennedy coin shortly after his death and were able to show his widow and brother Robert Kennedy trial strikes of the coin within a month after the assassination.

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  • Some lethal injection problems in US executions
    Wednesday - 07/23/2014 - 08:21 PM

    Some lethal injection problems in US executions

    Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide.

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  • Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes
    Wednesday - 07/23/2014 - 05:08 PM

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.

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  • Fire season in West expected to get more intense
    Wednesday - 07/23/2014 - 03:15 PM

    U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Wednesday that largely has been a matter of luck, with the hot, windy weather known as "red flag" days not lining up with the lighting strikes that start fires, particularly in California.

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