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Texas’ longest-serving death row inmate to get new sentence

Texas’ longest-serving death row inmate to get new sentence

A court in Texas has thrown out the death sentence of convicted killer Raymond Riles, who has spent more than 40 years on the state’s death row. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled on Wednesday that Riles’ death sentence “can no longer stand” because the jury that sentenced him was not given instructions to…MORE

Surprise conception: Woman conceives second child while carrying first

At first, baby Noah was all alone, growing beatifically in his mother’s womb. Noah’s first close-ups, taken by ultrasound at seven and 10 weeks into the pregnancy, showed 39-year-old mom Rebecca Roberts and 43-year-old dad Rhys Weaver the baby they had tried for more than a year to conceive. Then, at three months into the…MORE

Pompeo violated ethics rules by asking staff to carry out personal tasks, watchdog finds

Pompeo violated ethics rules by asking staff to carry out personal tasks, watchdog finds

The State Department’s independent watchdog found that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan Pompeo violated federal ethics rules by making over 100 personal, non-work related requests to department employees — from ordering gifts to booking salon appointments and taking care of the family dog. The Department’s Office of Inspector General “found…MORE

Dogecoin briefly broke Robinhood’s crypto trading systems

Dogecoin briefly broke Robinhood’s crypto trading systems

Robinhood is again having to explain why users faced issues trading a popular asset on its platform this week. This time, the asset in question is Dogecoin: a cryptocurrency (which was created as a joke in 2013) popular among Redditors and with Tesla CEO Elon Musk that surged to all-time highs this week. Late Thursday,…MORE

Marjorie Taylor Greene launching ‘America First’ caucus pushing for ‘anglo-Saxon political tradition’

Marjorie Taylor Greene launching ‘America First’ caucus pushing for ‘anglo-Saxon political tradition’

Conservative Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is launching a new “America First” caucus, her office confirmed Friday, bringing together a group of far-right lawmakers known for their controversial rhetoric. Punchbowl News obtained a flier promoting the new caucus, which calls for a “common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and pushes a series of conspiracy theories…MORE

The week in 13 headlines

This week, the White House made inroads on foreign policy. President Biden announced US troops will leave Afghanistan by September 11 of this year. Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers were hesitant to embrace Biden’s infrastructure plan and his renewed calls for bipartisanship. Monday Biden admin secures agreements with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to secure borders, official says…MORE

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