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US Prisoner Executions Drop But Are More Painful, Brutal
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Europe, Globalization, History, Human rights, Politics, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
The numbers of executions in the United States may have declined in 2014, but a new survey says that changes in European law have contributed to a series of botched executions, one lasting as long as two hours and used 15 drug doses.
Secret Service Needs More Training, Staff and Outside Leadership - Report
Offbeat  (tags: DHS, Intelligence, Law, Politics, Security, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
Weaknesses in the Secret Service mean key reforms are needed to ensure it effectively protects the president and other high ranking officials, a panel of outside experts found, adding that it is stretched beyond its limits and is too insular.
Four Afghan Guantanamo Inmates Sent Home
Offbeat  (tags: Inmate's, Guantanamo Bay, Pentagon, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Four Afghan detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison have been sent back to their home country, the Pentagon says.
Law Enforcement Is Most Obese Profession - Study
Offbeat  (tags: Drugs, Education, Food, Health, Science, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
A study on the prevalence of obesity by occupation found nearly half the cops, firefighters and security guards in the United States are obese. Economists, scientists and psychologists scored the lowest rates of obesity.
#AlmostEatenAlive: US Naturalist Offers Himself to 6-Meter Anaconda, Sparks Debate (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Ecology, Health, Show, South America, Thrills&Spills, Travel, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
After working a decade to save the Amazon rainforests, Paul Rosalie decided that he could attract attention to the issue by filming a stunt âEUR" to be eaten alive by a 6 meter anaconda. While not actually being eaten,he certainly got the media hype.
FBI Mishandled Evidence Throughout United States, Report Says
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, FBI, Information Technology, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
FBI agents all over the United States have mishandled, wrongly labeled and even lost evidence pertaining to criminal investigations, a critical internal review has found. The Bureau is even storing more weapons and drugs than it has documented.
   

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