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The Latest: Texas executes man in college student's death

The Latest: Texas executes man in college student's deathTexas has executed a man who maintained his innocence in the abduction, rape and murder of a suburban Houston community college student more than 20 years ago. Larry Swearingen received a lethal injection Wednesday at the state penitentiary in Huntsville.



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Court: Electoral College members not bound by popular vote

Court: Electoral College members not bound by popular voteA U.S. appeals court in Denver said Electoral College members can vote for the presidential candidate of their choice and aren't bound by the popular vote in their states. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Colorado secretary of state violated the Constitution in 2016 when he removed an elector and nullified his vote because the elector refused to cast his ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote. The ruling applies only to Colorado and five other states in the 10th Circuit: Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming.



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Ocasio-Cortez: The Electoral College Is a ‘Scam’

Ocasio-Cortez: The Electoral College Is a ‘Scam’Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Monday called the U.S. Electoral College "a scam" that negatively affects minorities."We're coming to you live from the Electoral College," the New York Democrat said in a video on Instagram, which featured her driving along a sparsely populated highway in what appears to be a desert somewhere in the western part of the country. "Many votes here, as you can see. Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country. I mean I can’t think of any other way, can you?"The freshman congresswoman went on to cite a New York magazine story titled, "Here's Every Defense of the Electoral College — and Why They're All Wrong.""Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as opposed to a 'one person, one vote' system where all our votes are counted equally," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Could you imagine if we had this kind of democracy-altering 'fairness' provision for literally any other group? If we weighed, for example, black and indigenous voters more because of unfairness?""Facts are facts America," said the 29-year-old progressive, who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens. "The Electoral College has to go."Several Democratic presidential candidates, including Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren and South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg, have also said they believe the Electoral College should be retired.The notion of ending the Electoral College has picked up steam lately in blue states. A number of states have joined the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would give the states' electoral votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote. But the agreement will not take effect until the electoral votes of participating states total 270.



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What is Joe30330? Biden misspeaks while pitching his text number for voters, college student pounces

What is Joe30330? Biden misspeaks while pitching his text number for voters, college student pouncesAsking voters to text a custom number is a common way for campaigns to gather donor information. But Biden’s flub sent people to a website that doesn’t exist.



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Vatican college space holds bones of dozens, expert says

Vatican college space holds bones of dozens, expert saysThe expert, Giorgio Portera, said the “enormous” size of the collection under the Teutonic College was revealed when Vatican-appointed experts began cataloguing the remains, which were discovered last week . “We didn’t expect such an enormous number” of bones and other remains which “had been thrown into a cavity,” Portera said. “We want to know why and how” the bones ended up there.



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Mackenzie Lueck case: Gruesome details revealed in slaying of Utah college student

Mackenzie Lueck case: Gruesome details revealed in slaying of Utah college studentThe charred body of slain University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck was discovered bound in a shallow grave, prosecutors said Wednesday.



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Mourners to remember slain Utah college student at vigil

Mourners to remember slain Utah college student at vigilFriends and mourners planned to remember a Utah college student Monday night who was missing for nearly two weeks before police arrested a man accused of killing her and burying her charred remains in his backyard. A vigil at the University of Utah will honor Mackenzie Lueck, 23, who has been described as a bubbly, nurturing person who looked after her friends and took care of animals. Police have said she took a Lyft from the airport to a park north of Salt Lake City, where she met someone in the early morning.



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Trio of sharks kills California college student snorkeling in the Bahamas

Trio of sharks kills California college student snorkeling in the BahamasThe victim’s parents and family members saw the sharks and tried to yell, but she didn’t hear their warnings in time.



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Police seek person who last saw missing Utah college student

Police seek person who last saw missing Utah college studentPolice on Tuesday issued a public appeal for a person last seen with a University of Utah student before she disappeared more than a week ago. Mackenzie Lueck was last seen being dropped off at a Salt Lake City park at about 3 a.m. on June 17 by a Lyft driver who took her there from the airport after she returned from visiting family in California, authorities said. Salt Lake City assistant Police Chief Tim Doubt also released new photos of Lueck from immediately before her disappearance showing her after getting off a flight wearing black sweat pants and a light-colored sweater, carrying a small black backpack, large blue purse and brown suitcase.



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Lyft driver says missing college student entered another vehicle after he dropped her off

Lyft driver says missing college student entered another vehicle after he dropped her offA missing University of Utah student was last seen hopping into anotherperson's vehicle after a Lyft driver dropped her off at her destination,according to the New York Post



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