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Warren Hill's second stay of execution: 'This is the cruellest thing imaginable'

At 6pm on Tuesday night, Warren Hill was given a dose of the drug Ativan. A benzodiazepine, it is known for its potency in alleviating anxiety; at that point Hill believed he had just one hour to live.<p>At 5pm that evening, Hill had been offered the chance to make a final statement, which he …

Jailed for life at age 14: US supreme court to consider juvenile sentences

When Quantel Lotts was 17 he put together a makeshift tattoo gun using the motor of an old Walkman casette player and a stylus fashioned from a sharpened staple. Then he asked a fellow inmate to etch two words in Gothic script down each of his outer forearms.<p>On his right arm he wrote DEAD. On his …

Death penalty statistics, country by country | visualisation and data | World news | theguardian.com

The wrong Carlos: how Texas sent an innocent man to his death

A few years ago, Antonin Scalia, one of the nine justices on the US supreme court, made a bold statement. There has not been, he said, "a single case – not one – in which it is clear that a person was executed for a crime he did not commit. If such an event had occurred … the innocent's name would …

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Israel to release 104 Palestinian prisoners

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel will free 104 Palestinian prisoners to coincide with the resumption of long-stalled peace talks.<p>"I agreed to free 104 Palestinians in stages, after the start of negotiations and according to progress," he wrote on his official Facebook page on …

Israel approves peace referendum bill

The Israeli government has approved a bill to submit any peace treaty with the Palestinians to a referendum, a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said.<p>"Any agreement which may be reached in negotiations will be put to a referendum," it quoted him as saying on Sunday.<p>"It is …

Congress' poor decisions might be the greatest threat to US national security

The greatest challenge for the US military these days isn't a bunch of al-Qaida types hiding in caves along the Af-Pak border or even rogue nerds on …