Death Penalty
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'Shaken to the core'

Amy Writing Awards | Pennsylvania church finds healing after Palm Sunday murders. An award of outstanding merit winner
by Nicole C. Brambila
Posted 6/23/15, 12:05 pm

Nicole C. Brambila won an award of outstanding merit and $1,000 in the 2014 Amy Writing Awards, which recognizes Bible-based articles that appear in secular publications. (Read a selection of this year’s winning articles, which will be posted online through Monday, June 29.) For more information about entering this year’s competition, please visit the Amy Writing Awards section of the WORLD website.

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Tsarnaev sentenced to death for Boston bombings

Boston Bombings
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/15/15, 03:45 pm

After 14 hours of deliberations, a jury sentenced convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. 

Tsarnaev, 21, did not flinch or show emotion as the verdict was read. Several jurors became emotional as the judge thanked them for their service. 

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Are new execution drugs cruel and unusual?

Supreme Court | High court argues over whether a drug used for lethal injections is constitutional, as states have fewer lethal drug choices
by Emily Belz
Posted 4/29/15, 01:45 pm

WASHINGTON—A year ago, Oklahoma botched the execution of Clayton Lockett, condemned to death for murdering a teenager in 1999. Lockett writhed during his execution, and it took him 43 minutes to die.

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