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Oklahoma to upgrade equipment in time for November executions

Oklahoma plans to renovate its execution chamber, buy new equipment and change the protocol for lethal injections in time to put three more inmates to death before the end of this year, the head of the state corrections department said on Monday.<p>Corrections director Robert Patton announced the …

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Arrives at Prison to Serve 10 Years

U.S. news<p>Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrived at a federal prison in Texas on Monday to begin serving a 10-year sentence for corruption. Nagin arrived at the Texarkana Federal Correction Institution at 11:45 a.m. Monday, according to NBC affiliate WDSU. The facility is a minimum security …

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Virus poses particular danger to kids with asthma; cases in 12 states

A rare virus that threatens respiratory systems has sickened hundreds children in Kansas City, Mo., and and Chicago and could be responsible for far more cases in about a dozen states, national health officials said Monday.<p>The virus, known as Enterovirus D68, is a rare form of the virus normally …