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Euthanasia on trial

Euthanasia | European court takes case from Belgium
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 1/14/19, 04:05 pm

The European Court of Human Rights agreed last week to hear from Tom Mortier, a Belgian man who says doctors misused the country’s euthanasia law when they killed his mother in 2012.

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Woman convicted of murder as teen wins clemency

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/08/19, 10:33 am

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday granted clemency to a woman sentenced to life in prison for murder when she was 16 years old. Authorities will release Cyntoia Brown, now 30, on parole in August. Brown said she was a human trafficking victim in 2004 when she shot a man who picked her up at a fast food restaurant in Nashville to have sex with her. Law enforcement officials opposed clemency, but vocal supporters, including a number of celebrities, argued Brown acted in self-defense and should not face life imprisonment.

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Shutdown latest: Steel walls and national emergencies

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/07/19, 12:07 pm

WASHINGTON—Despite negotiations over the weekend, the White House and congressional lawmakers made little headway toward agreeing on a federal budget and ending the partial government shutdown that has extended into a third week. President Donald Trump said Sunday he still wants $5.7 billion for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, but he offered to build it with steel rather than concrete. He said if Democrats still refused to negotiate, he might declare a national emergency to build the wall without funding from Congress.

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