Death Penalty
Associated Press/Photo by Peter Dejong, File

Midday Roundup: Afghan terrorist executes AP photographer

Newsworthy
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/04/14, 12:45 pm

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Midday Roundup: Pharmacy won't fill execution drug prescription

Newsworthy
by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/18/14, 12:45 pm

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Holder presses for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death

Boston Bombings
by Leigh Jones
Posted 1/30/14, 03:20 pm

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has authorized federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty for accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The two pressure cooker bombs Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev allegedly planted near the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15 killed three people and wounded more than 260. Some of the survivors lost limbs. Because the attack was so devastating, many expected Holder to push for the most extreme penalty.

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