Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Tennessee death row inmate chooses electric chair

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/02/18, 11:45 am

Tennessee used the electric chair for the first time since 2007, executing double-murderer Edmund Zagorski Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his request for a stay. Zagorski, 63, was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, becoming only the second person in the state to be executed by electrocution since 1960. He was convicted for killing two men during a drug deal decades ago and had been on death row for 34 years.

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Google employees walk out over sexual misconduct

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/01/18, 10:15 am

Hundreds of Google employees around the world staged a walkout Thursday over perceived mishandling of sexual misconduct accusations, including lenient treatment for accused executives. The “Walkout for Real Change” comes a week after The New York Times reported on sexual misconduct accusations against Andy Rubin, the original developer behind Google’s Android software.

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Ireland cuts blasphemy ban from constitution

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/29/18, 10:16 am

Irish voters chose to remove a blasphemy ban from the country’s constitution on Friday, reflecting a quick social shift in what has long been a conservative, Roman Catholic nation. Close to 65 percent voted in favor of the measure, with the strongest support among voters under the age of 35. Forty-four percent of eligible voters participated.

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