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US Fines Search Engine Google for Privacy Violation

Posted August 9th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. consumer watchdog agency has imposed its biggest fine ever — on Google, the popular Internet search engine. The Federal Trade Commission fined the American technology giant $22.5 million Thursday as settlement of charges that it violated people’s privacy even after pledging not to do so. The consumer agency said that for several months […]

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US State Set to Execute Murderer Who Claims Mental Disability

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that it is unconstitutional to execute people who are mentally retarded, saying those defendants “face a special risk of wrongful execution.” The decision left it up to individual states to decide what level of proof defendants must show of their mental capacity. The 52-year-old Hill will also be the […]

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Georgia Set to Execute Murderer Who Claims Mental Disability

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. state of Georgia is scheduled to put to death a convicted murderer, whom rights groups and a United Nations official say should be spared execution because he is mentally disabled. Warren Hill is set to die Monday for the 1990 murder of a fellow inmate. Already in prison for life in connection with […]

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Connecticut Governor Signs Bill Repealing Death Penalty

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has signed legislation that formally abolishes the death penalty in the northeastern U.S. state. Malloy signed the bill Wednesday in the state capital of Hartford during a private ceremony attended by anti-death penalty activists, clergy and family members of murder victims. The governor issued a statement saying the moment was a […]

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Connecticut Becomes 17th US State to Repeal Death Penalty

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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The northeastern U.S. state of Connecticut has become the latest in the nation to abolish the death penalty. The Democratic-majority state House of Representatives voted to repeal the law Wednesday by a vote of 88-62, a week after it was approved by the state Senate. It replaces the death penalty with a sentence of life […]

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Amnesty: Fewer Nations Executing More People

Posted March 27th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says a declining number of mainly Asian countries continued to carry out the death penalty at an “alarming rate” in 2011. The rights group said Tuesday that only 10 percent of the countries in the world now employ capital punishment. That represents a decline of more than a third from a decade ago. […]

European Council Urges Belarus to Abolish Death Penalty

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The Council of Europe has urged Belarus not to execute two men found guilty of carrying out a subway terrorist attack in Minsk. Secretary General Thornbjorn Jagland called on Minsk on Wednesday to discard the death penalty for Dmitry Konovalov and Vladislav Kovalyov and put a general moratorium on executions. He noted that Belarus is […]

Belarus Sentences Minsk Metro Bombers to Death

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Belarus Supreme Court has sentenced two men to death for their part in a deadly bombing of the Minsk metro station in April that killed 15 people and injured more than 200 others. The judge said Wednesday that Dmitry Konovalov and Vladislav Kovalyov present an extreme danger to society and thus require the ultimate […]

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Belarus Sentences Minsk Metro Bombers to Death

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Belarus Supreme Court has sentenced two men to death for their part in a deadly bombing of the Minsk metro station in April that killed 15 people and injured more than 200 others. The judge said Wednesday that Dmitry Konovalov and Vladislav Kovalyov present an extreme danger to society and thus require the ultimate […]

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