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Nevada sets 1st execution since 2006 after fight over drugs

Nevada sets 1st execution since 2006 after fight over drugsLAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada plans to carry out its first execution in 12 years using a never-before-tried combination of drugs that drew a court challenge over concerns that a convicted murderer could suffer during the lethal injection.



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The Latest: Germany: Rejected asylum-seeker sets self ablaze

The Latest: Germany: Rejected asylum-seeker sets self ablazeNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):



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Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in Gaza

Palestinian publicly sets himself on fire in GazaGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 20-year-old Palestinian is in critical condition Sunday after publicly setting himself on fire but his motives remain unclear with family believing he was despairing over Gaza's dire living conditions and Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules the territory, alleging personal problems.



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Trump Sets Up Showdown With DOJ Over Claims Of Campaign Surveillance

Trump Sets Up Showdown With DOJ Over Claims Of Campaign SurveillancePresident Donald Trump said on Sunday he intends to direct the Department of



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China's first home-built carrier sets out for sea trials

China's first home-built carrier sets out for sea trialsChina’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier left its northeastern port to begin sea trials on Sunday, state media said, the latest milestone in the country’s efforts to modernize its military. The official Xinhua news agency confirmed the ship had left for trials with a short announcement. “Our country’s second aircraft carrier set sail from its dock in the Dalian shipyard for relevant waters to conduct a sea trial mission, mainly to inspect and verify the reliability and stability of mechanical systems and other equipment,” Xinhua said.



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Prominent LGBTQ Lawyer Sets Self On Fire In 'Protest Suicide' Of Climate Change

Prominent LGBTQ Lawyer Sets Self On Fire In 'Protest Suicide' Of Climate ChangeDavid Buckel, a prominent LGBTQ civil rights attorney, fatally set himself on



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Conor McGregor’s violent attack sets off commenters

Conor McGregor’s violent attack sets off commenters“I think we’ve found McGregor’s most formidable opponent … himself.” “Seems he got lots of press, mission accomplished.” Commenters are not impressed by UFC fighter Conor McGregor’s latest headline-making stunt.

On Thursday, the MMA star found himself in some serious hot water after attacking a bus full of fellow UFC fighters. McGregor, along with about 20 of his friends, were seen throwing objects at the bus. One fighter was cut by broken glass. McGregor turned himself in to police and was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief.

Could this be the end of McGregor’s controversial career? Don’t be surprised if it is, writes Yahoo Sports expert Kevin Iole in a post generating thousands of reactions.

Some Newsroom readers think the incident was staged by an attention-seeking McGregor. Others feel the flamboyant fighter has crossed a line: “Conor will be liable. Being stripped will be a secondary issue now.”

McGregor tweeted his own fighting words: “You’ll strip me of nothing.” He’s had a history of out-of-control behavior, but is this the final straw?

What do you think? Join the conversation in Newsroom.



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Austin explosions: ‘Serial bomber’ hunted after tripwire sets off 4th blast

Austin explosions: ‘Serial bomber’ hunted after tripwire sets off 4th blastThe fourth explosion in less than three weeks in Austin, Texas, appears to be the work of a serial bomber, officials said Monday.



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Saudi crown prince sets off on maiden foreign tour

Saudi crown prince sets off on maiden foreign tourSaudi Arabia’s crown prince lands in Egypt Sunday on the first leg of his maiden foreign tour as heir to the throne, a diplomatic charm offensive that follows his stunning rise to power. Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s two-day visit to Cairo comes ahead of a scheduled trip to Britain on Wednesday for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May and the United States from March 19-22. The son of Saudi King Salman is already seen as the country’s de facto ruler controlling the major levers of government.



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Twitter sets crackdown on automated 'bot' accounts

Twitter sets crackdown on automated 'bot' accountsTwitter announced Wednesday a crackdown on accounts powered by software “bots” which can artificially amplify a person or cause and which have been accused of manipulating the social network during the 2016 US election. The San Francisco messaging platform said the move was intended to rid the service of spam-spewing automated accounts, and not aimed at people using the service according to the rules. “These changes are an important step in ensuring we stay ahead of malicious activity targeting the crucial conversations taking place on Twitter — including elections in the United States and around the world,” Twitter developer policy lead Yoel Roth said in a blog post.



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