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Delhi rapist-murderer cites pollution in death row appeal

Delhi rapist-murderer cites pollution in death row appealAkshay Kumar Singh was one of a group of men who gang-raped a 23-year-old woman on a bus in India’s capital late at night in December seven years ago. Filed through his lawyer, the now 31-year-old said in his review petition to the Supreme Court that the air quality in New Delhi was like a “gas chamber” and its water “full of poison”.



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What's Behind Socialism's New Appeal Among Americans?

What's Behind Socialism's New Appeal Among Americans?Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail.



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Georgia high court declines to hear condemned man's appeal

Georgia high court declines to hear condemned man's appealAfter temporarily halting an execution last week, the Georgia Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to hear a condemned man’s appeal or block a new plan to give him a lethal injection next week. Ray Jefferson Cromartie, 52, is scheduled to be put to death Nov. 13 at the state prison in Jackson. The state says Cromartie also shot and seriously injured another convenience store clerk a few days earlier.



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Georgia high court declines to hear appeal or halt execution

Georgia high court declines to hear appeal or halt executionRay Jefferson Cromartie, 52 is scheduled for a lethal injection Wednesday at the state prison in Jackson. Cromartie maintains his innocence, and his lawyers asked the Georgia Supreme Court for permission to appeal a lower court’s rejection of a request for DNA testing and a request for a new trial. Cromartie still has other requests for relief pending in the courts.



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U.S. Supreme Court wrestles over 'D.C. Sniper' life sentence appeal

U.S. Supreme Court wrestles over 'D.C. Sniper' life sentence appealU.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday questioned whether a lower court sufficiently considered that a man convicted in the deadly 2002 “D.C. Sniper” shooting spree in the Washington area was a minor at the time of the crimes when he was sentenced to life in prison. The nine justices heard arguments in an appeal by the state of Virginia objecting to the lower court’s decision ordering that Lee Boyd Malvo’s sentence of life in prison without parole be thrown out. The most likely contender based on questions he asked during the argument would be Justice Brett Kavanaugh.



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Jewish death row inmate wins appeal days before execution after judge’s ‘regular racism and antisemitism’ revealed

Jewish death row inmate wins appeal days before execution after judge’s ‘regular racism and antisemitism’ revealedFor more than 15 years on death row, Randy Halprin filed challenge after challenge to his sentence. The denials began to stack up.Finally, on Friday, one of his appeals persuaded Texas’ highest court to stay his execution, which had been scheduled for 10 October.



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Saudi Arabia opens to tourists with investment appeal and no abaya rule

Saudi Arabia opens to tourists with investment appeal and no abaya ruleSaudi Arabia threw open its doors to foreign tourists on Friday, launching a new visa regime for 49 countries and appealing to foreign companies to invest in a sector it hopes will contribute 10% of gross domestic product by 2030. Tourism chief Ahmed al-Khateeb told Reuters in an interview ahead of the official announcement that abayas will not be mandatory for women tourists but modest dress is, including at public beaches. Access to the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina is restricted.



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LA County Board votes to support appeal regarding where homeless people can sleep

LA County Board votes to support appeal regarding where homeless people can sleepThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors listened as dozens urged them not to go against a federal court ruling that said arresting people sleeping on streets is unconstitutional.



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Man charged after making gun gesture with finger has appeal rejected

Man charged after making gun gesture with finger has appeal rejectedOn a warm day in June 2018, Stephen Kirchner was walking with a fellow neighbour when they came up on Josh Klingseisen's yard.They were not friendly with Mr Klingseisen. In fact, the woman walking with Kirchner, Elaine Natore, had a "no contact" order against Mr Klingseisen, who happened to be outside mulching in his yard in Manor Township, Pennsylvania, as the two neighbours passed. Kirchner stopped, and the two men made eye contact.



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Judges rule migrant children must get soap and bedding, reject govt appeal

Judges rule migrant children must get soap and bedding, reject govt appealDetained migrant children must be given soap, dry clothes and clean bedding, US federal judges ruled Thursday, dismissing an appeal by the Trump administration. The ruling by three judges at San Francisco’s federal appeals court follows reports of severe overcrowding and disease-ridden cells at US detention centers. A surge of Central American migrants has overwhelmed US immigration services, leading to multi-pronged controversial efforts by US President Donald Trump’s administration to stem the flow, resulting in court challenges.



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