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Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

HUNTSVILLE, Texas –  A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area’s “Tourniquet Killer” so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing. Anthony Allen Shore was scheduled to be given a lethal injection Wednesday evening, but the judge ...

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Burger King goes after bullying in strange new ad

Burger King’s new campaign focuses on bullying and … ruining customers’ sandwiches?  (iStock) October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and Burger King is joining forces with NoBully.org to bring awareness to the cause with a new video advertisement. The anti-bullying campaign, which the burger chain describes as “eye-opening” in a press release, “brings the issue even closer to home with ...

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Up in smoke: Wildfires scorch California pot crop at harvest

GLEN ELLEN, Calif. –  Desperate to see if wildfires had damaged his farm, Marcos Morales gunned his four-wheel-drive station wagon along the hidden dirt roads that crisscross Sonoma County vineyards. After evading police roadblocks and passing vintners’ well-tended pools and houses, he finally arrived to a disheartening sight: Scores of his marijuana plants had been destroyed, and a barn that ...

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McCain condemns isolationist politics, calls it 'unpatriotic'

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, accompanied by Chair of the National Constitution Center’s Board of Trustees, former Vice President Joe Biden, waves as he takes the stage before receiving the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.  (AP) Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., delivered speech Monday night that criticized politicians supporting the new movement of “half-baked” solationist politics. McCain, who ...

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A new look, and life, for the digital photo frame

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, which is true if you’re looking at great picture. Digital photo frames of the past  had a reputation for being bulky and hard to operate unless you had the right tools to upload photos to a jump drive. The user would also need to remove the drive and upload more photos ...

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Buried letter at Auschwitz finally unearthed, details horrors seen

This July 29, 2016 file photo shows the main gate of the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz, Poland.  (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File) Auschwitz was liberated in January 1945; a couple of months before that, a Jewish prisoner secretly wrote a letter outlining the horrors he had witnessed, placed it in a thermos then a leather pouch, and buried ...

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