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With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 11:08

A jury gave Courtney Lockhart life in prison in 2010, but a judge sentenced him to death instead. Lockhart has appealed to the state Supreme Court, hoping it will reconsider judicial override rules.

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With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 11:08

A jury gave Courtney Lockhart life in prison in 2010, but a judge sentenced him to death instead. Lockhart has appealed to the state Supreme Court, hoping it will reconsider judicial override rules.

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VIDEO: Costa Concordia ends final voyage

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 10:39
The wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, has entered the port of Genoa for scrapping after a two-year salvage operation.

VIDEO: Dozens killed in Libya clashes

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 10:34
Dozens of deaths have been reported in Libya, amid fierce fighting in Benghazi and near the airport in the capital Tripoli.

Trott wins cycling gold for England

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 10:34
England's Laura Trott wins gold in the women's points race at the Commonwealth Games, with Wales' Elinor Barker claiming silver.

Cheryl Cole lands UK chart topper

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 10:09
Cheryl Cole lands the fourth solo chart topper of her career, becoming only the third British female to achieve the feat.

Vincenzo Nibali First Italian In 15 Years To Win Tour De France

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 10:08

The cyclist had dominated the Tour, wearing the yellow jersey through all but two stages of the grueling three-week competition.

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Nibali seals Tour de France win

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 10:05
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wraps up his first victory in the three-week race as Marcel Kittel wins the final stage in Paris.

'Boko Haram abductions' in Cameroon

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 09:40
Boko Haram militants are suspected of carrying out two high-profile abductions in Cameroon and a church bombing in northern Nigeria.

'Nerve centre for appetite control'

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 09:39
Scientists have found a key cluster of nerve cells that can stop food consumption, according to research in mice.

VIDEO: Flotilla on Clyde celebrates Games

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 09:31
The largest flotilla ever to sail up the River Clyde arrives in Glasgow to celebrate the Commonwealth Games.

VIDEO: Wildfire in California forces evacuations

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 09:27
More than 500 homes and about 1,200 residents have been evacuated in an area east of the California state capital Sacramento due to a wildfire.

Cook makes 95 as England thrive

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 09:11
England captain Alastair Cook falls for 95 but Gary Ballance hits a century on day one of the third Test against India.

VIDEO: Incredible 41-shot rally in table tennis

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 09:08
Nigeria's Segun Toriola wins a point against Singapore's Ning Gao in a 41 shot rally in the team table tennis semi-finals at Glasgow 2014.

U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 08:58

The State Department says the photos show burn marks from the firing of multiple rocket launchers inside Russia and resulting craters on the other side of the border.

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Gabriel: Record label can survive

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 08:49
Musician Peter Gabriel says that his world music label can be sustained for a further 25 years, despite the decline in physical music sales.

Leave Libya now, Britons advised

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 08:30
British people in Libya should leave the country immediately because of growing instability, the Foreign Office says.

Costa Concordia ends final voyage

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 08:29
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia enters the port of Genoa for scrapping after a lengthy salvage operation.

Judges Overturns D.C. Ban On Handguns In Public

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-27 08:29

A district court judge says the law that prohibited people from carrying handguns outside their homes violates the Second Amendment.

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Campaigners accuse BBC of bias

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 08:24
Protesters gather at BBC Scotland's headquarters in Glasgow to protest over coverage of the referendum debate and Gaza.
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