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Spiritual advisers offering final comfort in execution rooms

For decades, Missouri executions played out in similar fashion: An inmate was strapped to a gurney in a drab room, alone except for the eyes of witnesses staring through thick, soundproof glass as unidentified executioners administered the lethal chemical from ...

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NY funeral home finds woman breathing hours after declared dead

An 82-year-old woman was pronounced dead at a New York nursing home but found to be breathing three hours later at the funeral home where she had been taken, authorities said. The woman was pronounced dead at Water’s Edge Rehab ...

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SC Republicans to appeal redistricting case to Supreme Court

A federal appeals court has denied South Carolina Republicans’ motion for a stay in the ongoing challenge over the state’s congressional district map. Leading GOP lawmakers will now take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court in attempt to avoid ...

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Feds says drug money was used to buy home, seek forfeiture

A Greece couple may be required to forfeit their house because federal prosecutors allege it was purchased with money obtained through drug trafficking. In a complaint filed in federal court and state Supreme Court in Monroe County, the U.S. Attorney’s ...

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NY man pleads guilty to threatening Rep. Greene of Georgia

A New York man has pleaded guilty to making threatening phone calls to Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, federal prosecutors announced. Joseph Morelli, 51, admitted to threatening to harm Greene in several March 2022 calls to her Washington, ...

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Average long-term mortgage rate falls a fourth straight week

The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate declined for the fourth week in a row, a sign of relative stability that could potentially open the door for some prospective homebuyers to get back in the market. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported ...

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