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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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Judge declines to delay South Dakota execution

Judge declines to delay South Dakota executionA judge on Thursday denied a South Dakota inmate’s request to delay his execution over concerns about the drug that the state plans to use, rejecting the man’s contention that it doesn’t act quickly enough. Charles Rhines, scheduled to die by lethal injection next week in the 1992 stabbing of a 22-year-old doughnut shop worker, had argued that pentobarbital is not an “ultra-short-acting” drug as required by state law. In fact, Sogn said, pentobarbital in lethal doses may even be faster to induce unconsciousness.



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Greta Thunberg declines environmental prize: 'Climate movement does not need any more awards'

Greta Thunberg declines environmental prize: 'Climate movement does not need any more awards'Greta Thunberg declined an environmental award worth $ 52,000 from the Nordic Council. She said she wants leaders to listen to science, not prizes.



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Climate activist Greta Thunberg declines environmental award

Climate activist Greta Thunberg declines environmental awardSwedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday refused to accept an environmental award, saying the climate movement needed people in power to start to “listen” to “science” and not awards. The young climate activist, who has rallied millions to her “Fridays for Future” movement, was honoured at a Stockholm ceremony held by the Nordic Council, a regional body for inter-parliamentary cooperation. Thunberg had been nominated for her efforts by both Sweden and Norway and won the organisation’s annual environment prize.



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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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Exclusive: Secretary of State Pompeo Declines to Sign Risky Afghan Peace Deal

Exclusive: Secretary of State Pompeo Declines to Sign Risky Afghan Peace DealThe deal doesn't ensure several crucial things, those familiar with the discussions tell TIME



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Exclusive: Pompeo Declines to Sign Risky Afghan Peace Deal

Exclusive: Pompeo Declines to Sign Risky Afghan Peace DealTentative First Steps Towards Peace Leave Major Questions Unanswered, Raise Fears of a Return to Taliban Rule



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DOJ declines to prosecute Comey despite finding that he leaked info

DOJ declines to prosecute Comey despite finding that he leaked infoThe U.S. Justice Department has decided not to prosecute former FBI Director James Comey despite an internal investigation that found he improperly leaked information to the news media, the department’s internal watchdog said on Thursday. The Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General said Comey asked a friend to share the contents of a memo with the New York Times to pressure the department to launch an independent investigation into his conversations with President Donald Trump. In the memo, Comey described a meeting in which Trump allegedly asked him to drop the FBI’s investigation into Michael Flynn, who at the time was his national security adviser.



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DOJ declines prosecution of ex-FBI Director James Comey for leaked Trump memos, found he violated policy

DOJ declines prosecution of ex-FBI Director James Comey for leaked Trump memos, found he violated policyThe Department of Justice declined prosecution of ex-FBI Dir. James Comey for leaked Trump memos, but the inspector general found he violated policy.



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Tlaib declines to visit West Bank, citing Israeli conditions

Tlaib declines to visit West Bank, citing Israeli conditionsDemocratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel’s “oppressive” conditions aimed to humiliate her. Israel barred Tlaib and another Democrat, Rep. Ilhan Omar, from visiting Jerusalem and the West Bank over their support for the international boycott movement following an unprecedented appeal from President Donald Trump to deny them entry. Israel had said Tlaib could visit relatives in the West Bank on humanitarian grounds.



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