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Texas governor issues last-minute reprieve for son who ordered family killed

Texas governor issues last-minute reprieve for son who ordered family killedTexas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a last-minute reprieve for a death row prisoner who hired a gunman to kill his family after his father, whom he sought to murder, pleaded for his son’s life. Thomas Bartlett “Bart” Whitaker, 38, had been one of three men awaiting execution Thursday in three different US states. Another, Eric Branch, was executed as scheduled in Florida for the 1993 murder of a student.



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Wife of lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid

Wife of lawmaker who killed himself loses election bidSHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The wife of a former Kentucky Republican lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband's term in a special election that ended up being a referendum of sorts on the #metoo movement.



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Dad who survived son's murder plot that killed mom, brother wants his life spared

Dad who survived son's murder plot that killed mom, brother wants his life sparedKent Whitaker said he forgave his son Bart Whitaker, who is on death row and scheduled to be executed this week.



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Police: Officer shot, killed intervening in domestic dispute

Police: Officer shot, killed intervening in domestic disputeBRANDYWINE, Md. (AP) — An off-duty police officer who answered a neighbor's request for help in a domestic dispute was shot and killed Wednesday in Maryland, officials said.



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Hero Teacher Killed in Florida Gave Fiancée Funeral Instructions in Case He Died in School Shooting

Hero Teacher Killed in Florida Gave Fiancée Funeral Instructions in Case He Died in School ShootingScott Biegel's partner, Gwen Gossler, followed his wishes.



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5 officers killed in overnight Sufi protests in Iran

5 officers killed in overnight Sufi protests in IranIranian police said Tuesday the number of security officers killed in overnight protests by a Sufi sect had risen to five, with around 300 people arrested. Footage on state television showed a bus ploughing into a group of policemen in northern Tehran, which police said led to three deaths. On Tuesday, police spokesman Saeed Montazer Almehdi said two members of the hardline Basij militia, which is linked to the Revolutionary Guards, were also killed.



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Army Awards Heroism Medal To 3 Junior ROTC Cadets Killed In Florida Shooting

Army Awards Heroism Medal To 3 Junior ROTC Cadets Killed In Florida ShootingThree Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets killed during last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida have been awarded the Medal of Heroism by the U.S. Army.



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More than 100 killed in Syria assault on Damascus suburb

More than 100 killed in Syria assault on Damascus suburbBEIRUT (AP) — Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed nearly 130 people in two days, marking some of the deadliest bombardment of the rebellious region in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday.



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Five killed in attack on church in Russia's Dagestan

Five killed in attack on church in Russia's DagestanA man in Russia's southern province of Dagestan shot into a crowd of people leaving a church on Sunday, killing five and injuring at least five others, Russian news agencies reported, citing the local health ministry. The attack occurred in the village of Kizlyar in the Muslim-majority republic of Dagestan, agencies said. The small republic in the Caucasus mountains borders Chechnya, where Moscow has led two wars against separatists and radical religious groups since the 1991 Soviet collapse and which has seen a large number of people join Islamic State. Russian news agencies said the attack occurred as churchgoers celebrated Maslenitsa, a Christian holiday marking the last day before Lent according to the eastern Orthodox calendar. The assailant was identified as a 22-year-old man local to the region, the TASS news agency said, citing the investigative committee. He was shot and killed by security services who were on duty nearby, TASS said, adding that a hunting rifle, bullets and a knife were discovered on his person. Initial reports suggested all five victims were women, TASS said, citing the local branch of the interior ministry. The injured include two members of local security services and two civilians, also women, the Interfax news agency said.  Islamic State claimed responsibility for a the shooting, according to the militant group's news agency Amaq, although it did not provide immediate evidence for the claim.



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Iranian Rescue Teams Reach the Site of the Plane Crash That Likely Killed All 65 People on Board

Iranian Rescue Teams Reach the Site of the Plane Crash That Likely Killed All 65 People on BoardAseman Airlines said all on board Flight EP3704 were killed, including six crew members



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