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Supreme Court Agrees To Rule On Constitutionality Of Execution Drug Cocktail

By Nina Totenberg on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Three Oklahoma inmates say they face the risk of extreme suffering, which would violate the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

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DNA Exonerates Man Who Served Nearly 40 Years For Murder

By Scott Neuman on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Joseph Sledge, now 70, spent 37 years in prison for a crime that a three-judge panel said Friday he did not commit.

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NFL Hires Investigators, Says Patriots Used Underinflated Balls

By Bill Chappell on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 7:03 pm

It’s the latest twist in a story that, to some, exemplifies the overhyped talking points that often get blown out of proportion during the two-week wait for the Super Bowl.

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Ukrainian Separatists Reportedly Abandon Peace Talks

By Scott Neuman on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 3:03 pm

The rebels are reported to have seized control of the Donetsk Airport days after the Kiev government had declared it had taken the destroyed facility.

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Who Is The New Saudi King?

By Krishnadev Calamur on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 3:03 pm

King Salman, 79, presided over the transformation of the Saudi capital, with a record of good governance, but he isn’t known as a reformer and is unlikely to shift the course of Saudi politics.

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Goodbye, Garden Yeti: In-Flight Catalog SkyMall Files For Bankruptcy

By Elise Hu on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 7:03 pm

The kitschy catalog fell victim to online shopping and the growing ubiquity of in-flight Wi-Fi, according to the company’s Chapter 11 filing.

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Argentine President Now Says Prosecutor’s Death ‘Not A Suicide’

By Scott Neuman on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Alberto Nisman, who accused the Argentine leader of covering up Iran’s role in a 1994 terrorist attack, was found shot dead in his apartment on Sunday.

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TSA Agents Discovered 2,212 Guns At Airport Checkpoints In 2014

By Krishnadev Calamur on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Grenades and blades were also found. In most cases, people forgot they had them. Our favorite discovery: a knife in an enchilada. The TSA said “the passenger’s intent was delicious, not malicious.”

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Yemeni Rebels Call For Mass Rallies After President Steps Down

By Scott Neuman on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 5:04 pm

The Houthis, who control the capital, Sanaa, are apparently hoping to exploit a power vacuum left by the resignation of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his government.

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Thai Lawmakers Vote To Impeach Ousted Premier

By Scott Neuman on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was removed from office in a military coup in May, has been accused of criminal negligence related to a failed program to prop up the price of rice.

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