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Use of death penalty continues to decline in TexasA new report says that while Texas led the nation in the number of inmates executed in 2018, the use of capital punishment in the state continues to decline.
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This undated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Jose Antonio Jimenez. Jimenez is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, for beating and stabbing to death an elderly woman in Miami-Dade County 26 years ago. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP)
Florida man executed for fatally stabbing woman in 1992A man convicted of the fatal stabbing and beating death of a woman in Miami-Dade County 26 years ago was put to death Thursday evening in Florida.
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2016, file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent patrols Sunland Park along the U.S.-Mexico border next to Ciudad Juarez. A 7-year-old girl who had crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father, died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday, Dec. 13. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrestFederal immigration authorities have confirmed that a 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol
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FILE - In this July 18, 2016 file photo, South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce President Frank Knapp announces his organization is joining a group of environmental and social work organizations to oppose a rate increase by South Carolina Electric & Gas to pay for cost overruns on two new nuclear plants in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina regulators have a couple of billion-dollar decisions Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. The Public Service Commission will determine at a meeting how much to cut rates for 737,000 South Carolina Electric & Gas customers who have already paid more than $2 billion for a pair of nuclear reactors abandoned during construction. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins, File)
South Carolina regulators face billion-dollar decisionsSouth Carolina regulators have a couple of billion-dollar decisions Friday
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Georgia officer killed after traffic stop; suspect deadAuthorities say a Georgia police officer and a suspect have both died after a traffic stop led to a chase and shooting
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Several injured after explosion, fire at energy facilityAn explosion and fire at a MarkWest energy facility in Pennsylvania has left several people with injuries
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, escaped hospital patient Randall  points to a guard as he sits in an inmate visitor's booth at San Joaquin County Jail before a scheduled court hearing in French Camp, Calif. The attorney representing Saito, who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital says Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, his client wants to go to trial. Attorney Michael Green says Randall Saito "wants to get his story out there." In November 2017, Saito walked out of Hawaii State Hospital and was captured days later in Stockton, California.(AP Photo/Terry Chea, File)
Hawaii trial set for psychiatric patient charged in escapeThe attorney representing a man who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital says his client wants to go to trial
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The Latest: Report sheds no light on how man fled hospitalThe attorney representing a man who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital says his client wants to go to trial
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This undated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Jose Antonio Jimenez. Jimenez is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, for beating and stabbing to death an elderly woman in Miami-Dade County 26 years ago. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP)
The Latest: Florida executes man for woman's 1992 killingA man convicted of fatally beating and stabbing a South Florida woman 26 years ago during a burglary has been executed
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Southern Colorado crash kills deputy, woman, year-old babyTwo sheriff's vehicles crashed into a car in southern Colorado, killing a deputy, the car's driver and a year-old baby
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Sirine Shebaya, an attorney for plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing the administration of denying nearly all visa applicants under President Donald Trump's travel ban, speaks to reporters after a hearing in San Francisco Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Judge James Donato heard arguments on the administration's request that he dismiss the lawsuit. The case was "not going away at this stage," he said at the close of the hearing. The plaintiffs say the administration is not honoring a waiver provision in the president's ban on travelers from five mostly Muslim countries - Iran, Lybia, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)
US judge: Suit over Trump travel ban waivers will go aheadA U.S. judge in San Francisco says a lawsuit accusing the Trump administration of denying nearly all visa applicants under President Donald Trump's travel ban will move forward
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This undated photo provided by the Mississippi Department of Corrections shows David Cox. A Mississippi judge will decide whether Cox, a death row inmate who says he wants to be executed, is mentally competent to waive all his appeals. The state Supreme Court on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, ordered the examination in the case of David Cox. (Mississippi Department of Corrections via AP)
Death row inmate seeks execution; judge to decide competencyA Mississippi judge will decide whether a death row inmate is competent to waive all his appeals and request execution
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