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Firing Squad Removed as Execution Option in Mississippi Bill

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JACKSON, Miss.—A Mississippi Senate panel has removed the firing squad as a proposed execution option in case courts block the state from obtaining lethal injection...

  • Robert Downey Jr,  on stage
with DMG president Wu Bing (R) during the the world premiere event of "Iron Man 3," in Beijing on April 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Chinese Influence Over Hollywood to Be Tested in WTO Negotiations

    LOS ANGELES—China’s film market is one of the most restrictive in the world, though negotiations this month at the World Trade Organization (WTO) could open... Read more

  • Smoke from fires set by protesters goes up as they leave their protest camp on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property in southern Morton County, near Cannon Ball, N.D., on Feb. 22, 2017. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

    Dakota Access Protesters Given Last Chance to Leave Without Arrest

    CANNON BALL, N.D.—A few dozen people still occupying a sprawling encampment on federal land to protest construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline will have... Read more

  • New York City has several sanctuary policies that prohibit, with few caveats, local law enforcement from handing criminals over to immigration authorities unless they commit any of 170 crimes the city has listed. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Poll: 80 Percent of Americans Oppose Sanctuary Cities

    Cities with sanctuary policies that shield illegal immigrants, especially those who commit crimes, are facing pressure under the new administration. A new poll shows the... Read more

  • The U.S. landscape is filled with myriad objects that are easily visible from the sky, and, while the purpose or source of many is widely known, others are tougher to explain. Take, for example, the giant concrete arrows that dot a number of the nation’s otherwise undeveloped expanses. (AOL Screenshot)

    Why the US Landscape is Dotted With Giant, Concrete Arrows (Video)

    The U.S. landscape is filled with myriad objects that are easily visible from the sky, and, while the purpose or source of many is widely... Read more

  • Guatemalan immigrants deported from the United States arrive on a ICE deportation flight in Guatemala City, on Feb. 9. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Deportations Likely to Increase Under New Immigration Priorities

    Two new memos from Department of Homeland Security head John Kelly detail how the agency plans to implement President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration... Read more

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    Reports of a Shooting in Houston Hospital

    A hospital is on lockdown after a report of a shooting in Houston, Texas, on Tuesday, according to a report. KRPC-TV is reporting that the... Read more

  • A firefighter carries a woman from her car after it was caught in street flooding as a powerful storm moved across Southern California in Sun Valley, Calif. on Feb. 17. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

    Unexpectedly Wet Winter Overwhelms Dry California

    LOS ANGELES—An unusually wet and rainy season is testing the limits of California’s water management system, with some reservoirs in Northern California reaching near capacity,... Read more

  • President Donald Trump and Housing and Urban Development nominee Ben Carson pose in front of the Ben Carson exhibit during a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. on Feb. 21, 2017.  (Kevin Dietsch - Pool/Getty Images)

    Trump Denounces ‘Horrible’ Threats Against Jewish Centers

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as “horrible” and “painful.” He said they are a “very sad reminder of... Read more

  • President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the media on his return to the White House on President's Day in Washington on Feb. 20, 2017. The president was returning from a long weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. (Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)

    Trump Visits African American History Museum

    President Donald Trump is visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The president is touring the museum’s exhibits with a group that... Read more

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the AeroMod International hangar at Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida on Feb. 18, 2017. President Trump is holding his rally as he continues to try to push his agenda through in Washington, DC. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    What Trump Meant When He Was Talking About Sweden

    Comments made by President Donald Trump at a Feb. 18 rally in Melbourne, Florida, that talked about problems in Sweden, were based on a story... Read more

  • In this image from NASA TV, the SpaceX Falcon rocket launches from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. It's carrying a load of supplies for the International Space Station. (NASA TV via AP)

    SpaceX Launches Rocket From NASA’s Historic Moon Pad

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA’s long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on... Read more

  • Hesperia Unified School district Maintenance and Operations Staff cut away a tree which fell on a car at Kingston Elementary School in Hesperia, Calif., on Friday Feb. 17, 2017. High winds preceded heavy rain as a winter storm blew into the High Desert. [James Quigg /The Daily Press via AP)

    2 Dead, Torrents of Rain Slam Southern California

    LOS ANGELES—A huge Pacific storm parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least two... Read more

  • A Space X Falcon9 rocket is readied for launch Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Launch Complex 39A  at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Saturday morning's planned launch will be SpaceX's first from Florida since a rocket explosion at another pad last summer. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

    SpaceX Cancels Rocket Launch From NASA Moon Pad

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—SpaceX will have to wait at least another day to launch from NASA’s historic moon pad. Last-minute rocket trouble forced SpaceX to halt... Read more

  • In this image provided by Mike Spilde, Mario Corsalini stands near to a gypsum rosette crystal. In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old. (Mike Spilde via AP)

    Biologists Find Strange Cave Life That May Be 50,000 Years Old

    BOSTON—In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that... Read more

  • U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a crowd during the debut event for the Dreamliner 787-10 at Boeing's South Carolina facilities in North Charleston, on Feb. 17, 2017. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

    Trump Talks Jobs and Jets in Speech at Boeing Factory

    President Donald Trump focused on his promise to reinvigorate American manufacturing in a speech given to Boeing employees and others at the company’s unveiling of... Read more

  • A technician holds up corn seeds that were scanned for their quality at the Monsanto agribusiness headquarters in St Louis in 2009. (Brent Stirton/Getty Images.)

    Research Shows GM and Conventional Corn ‘Not Substantially Equivalent’

    Researchers recently found that a type of corn genetically modified to be tolerant to the herbicide glyphosate has significant molecular differences from conventional corn. The... Read more

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