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Less Media, More Sedatives: Oklahoma Reviews Capital Punishment Protocols After Botched Execution
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Drugs, Health, Human rights, Law, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 28 days ago - rt.com
Oklahoma announced that more sedatives and less media, among other measures, are part of the state's new protocol for capital punishment after a botched execution in April left an inmate writhing in pain before dying 43 minutes after a lethal injection
John Oliver: Drones   video
Offbeat  (tags: John Oliver, Drones, USA, Pakistan, blue skies, Yemen, policy )

Dandelion
- 28 days ago - youtube.com
The United States has launched a huge number of drone strikes under President Obama. Most of these drone strikes you do not even hear about. It's been widely accepted and extremely terrifying. John Oliver explains our policy. A frightening policy it is.
'Muslim Free Zone': Arkansas Gun Range Bans Islamic Customers
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Conflict, Politics, Religion, USA )

Ray
- 28 days ago - rt.com
A gun range in Arkansas is stirring up controversy across the United States after it banned Muslims from using the establishment following alleged complaints over "Allah Akbar" ringtones belonging to Islamic customers with poor English skills.
The Companies Vying to Turn Asteroids Into Filling Stations
Offbeat  (tags: space, business, companies, fuel, asteroids, Bill, Congress, USA )

Ray
- 31 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Private companies want to mine asteroids for fuel, and build filling stations in space. A bill now in front of the US Congress would help by allowing them to own what they discover - but it might, if passed, meet stiff international opposition.
White US Policeman Arrested Over Shooting Unarmed Black Man
Offbeat  (tags: Police, Black American, Shooting, Arrested, South Carolina, USA )

Ray
- 33 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A South Carolina state trooper has been sacked and arrested after shooting an unarmed man whom he had seconds earlier pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt.
Obama Protects Huge Swath of Pacific Ocean
Offbeat  (tags: Marine reserve, USA, conservation, good news, marine sanctuary )

Offline
- 33 days ago - the-scientist.com
The president exercises his authority to expand an existing marine reserve, making it the largest in the world.
New Militant Group Khorasan Creates Mystery and Fear
Offbeat  (tags: militant group, Pentagon, conflict, USA )

Ray
- 33 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The US has fired missiles at what officials have described as a new militant group, Khorasan, in Syria. The Pentagon says its strikes were successful, though the attacks may have inadvertently added to the militants' power.
Buffalo Treaty: Native Tribes Sign Bison Revival Plan in US and Canada
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Canada, USA )

Ray
- 35 days ago - rt.com
Native tribes from both the United States and Canada came together to sign their first treaty in 150 years: a pact that promises to bring the famed bison back to its original home in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions.
Yellowstone National Park to Kill Up to 900 Bison This Winter
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Animals, Protest, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 35 days ago - rt.com
The bison population in Yellowstone National Park will be significantly reduced this winter, as park officials have announced a plan to cull up to 900 animals that attempt to leave or drift away from the park.
NYPD Officer Caught on Camera Violently Tackling Pregnant Woman Onto Her Stomach (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Conflict, Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 35 days ago - rt.com
A New York Police Department officer was caught on video tackling a visibly pregnant woman, and then remaining on top of her while she was facedown on the ground. Doctors do not know if her baby was harmed during the altercation.
US to Pay Native American Navajo Tribe $500m Settlement
Offbeat  (tags: Payout, Land, Native American US Government, USA )

Ray
- 36 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The US government has agreed to pay $554m (£339m) to the Native American Navajo tribe to settle a legal dispute. It is the largest payment ever made by the government to a single tribe.
UN Climate Summit: China Pledges Emissions Action
Offbeat  (tags: climate-change, climatechange, environment, globalwarming, China, USA, UN )

Ray
- 36 days ago - bbc.co.uk
China has pledged for the first time to take firm action to tackle climate change, telling a UN summit it aims to make deep emissions reductions by 2020.
Restoring Humanity: US-Tortured Victims of Abu Ghraib Gain Faces in Photo Project
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Crime, Exhibition, Human rights, Iraq, Marina Portnaya, Military, Photography, USA )

Ray
- 36 days ago - rt.com
A New York-based photographer has put faces to the Iraqi detainees tortured by the US military in Abu Ghraib prison, helping to restore their dignity after humiliation and brutal mistreatment.
'Anti-Nuclear' Obama Plans to Spend $1 Trillion on Nukes
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Nuclear, Obama, Politics, Security, USA )

Ray
- 36 days ago - rt.com
Despite campaigning on a platform that endorsed having "a nuclear-free world" in the not so distant future, United States President Barack Obama is overseeing an administration that's aim has taken another path, the New York Times reported this week.
NYC Man Dies After Wrongfully Spending 23 Years in Prison
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Health, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 37 days ago - rt.com
A New York City man who served 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit died unexpectedly over the weekend only three days before proceedings were slated to begin concerning his $124 million false imprisonment federal lawsuit.
 

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