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  • Colorado's governor has Republicans sensing an opportunity

    DENVER -- It turns out John Hickenlooper is not only a Democrat but mortal after all.
  • China's execution of street vendor sets off outrage

    China's execution of street vendor sets off outrage
    BEIJING — He was a poor man selling sausages and chicken from an unlicensed food cart in hope of earning enough money to send his talented young son to an art school in the capital. Outside a market in northeast China on a spring day, two...

    Execution of Chinese street vendor sparks Internet outcry

    Execution of Chinese street vendor sparks Internet outcry
    BEIJING -- Millions of Chinese took to the Internet to protest the execution of a 37-year-old vendor who had stabbed to death two municipal officials he said arrested and beat him for hawking meat skewers without a license. Xia Junfeng had argued that...

    Lawyers in Boston bombings case tangle over death penalty issues

    Lawyers in Boston bombings case tangle over death penalty issues
    Federal prosecutors tangled in court Monday with defense lawyers for Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev over the government's timeline to make a decision on whether to seek the death penalty in the case.  Both Tsarnaev’s defense attorneys...

    Texas low on lethal drug, has no plans to change executions

    Texas low on lethal drug, has no plans to change executions
    Texas appears to be running out of the drug used to execute prisoners in what has become the most active death penalty state in the country, but officials said this week they have no plans to change execution methods. "We have not changed our current...