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Nationally, some counties are responsible for more executions than others

Nationally, some counties are responsible for more executions than others

ABC News(DALLAS) -- While the governor of the countrys most populous state halted death penalty executions, that decision may not have a national impact.

Within two southern states, Texas and Oklahoma, five counties are responsible for one in five executions since the death penalty was reinstated by the Supreme Court in 1976, according to data from the non-profit Death Penalty Information Cente...

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Syrian Kurdish forces declare victory over ISIS in Syria

Syrian Kurdish forces declare victory over ISIS in Syria

iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHOUZ, Syria) -- Syrian Kurdish forces declared victory over the Islamic State on Saturday, after a years-long fight to reclaim territory that once belonged to the terror groups self-declared caliphate.

"Syrian Democratic Forces declare total elimination of so-called caliphate and 0 territorial defeat of ISIS," Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF press office, said on Twitter. "O...

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2020 Democrats react to Mueller report handover, urge AG Barr to make it public

2020 Democrats react to Mueller report handover, urge AG Barr to make it public

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Democratic candidates running to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020 reacted quickly to the news Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller had delivered his highly anticipated report to the Department of Justice.

Their one consistent message: Make it public.

And the stage was set for a political battle with Trump yet to come: Democratic hopefuls can be ...

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Texas attorney general files lawsuit against company where chemicals burned for days

Texas attorney general files lawsuit against company where chemicals burned for days

ABC News(DEER PARK, Texas) -- Texas has filed a lawsuit against a company where petrochemicals burned for days and sent thick, black clouds of smoke wafting over the Houston area.

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the environmental lawsuit against Intercontinental Terminals Company on Friday in order to seek "injunctive relief and civil penalties" in connection with the fire. The fire, which...

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Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union and more sing, dance in Women's History Month challenge

Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union and more sing, dance in Women's History Month challenge

ABC/Kevin Mazur(LOS ANGELES) --Halle BerryandGabrielle Unionare two of the women who have answered the call fromOscar-winnerRuth E. Carterto participate in a fun, empowering challenge for Womens History Month.

It all started when Carterchallengeda group of industry peers -- including Berry, Union,Angela Basset,Tasha Smith,Luptia NyongoandJune Ambrose-- to "show the world when w...

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Kentucky governor's comments about vaccines adding to misinformation, experts warn

Kentucky governor's comments about vaccines adding to misinformation, experts warn

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The governor of Kentucky isnt the only notable politician to question the necessity of vaccines, but experts warn that such comments are not happening in a vacuum, and could be exacerbating the confusion.

Gov. Matt Bevin said during a recent radio interview that he and his wife decided to take their nine children to so-called pox parties to expose them ...

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Providence May Adopt Emergency Parking Ban Guidelines

The Providence City Council may adopt emergency parking ban guidelines when four inches or more of snow is forecast. An ordinance proposed by two council members has been sent to the Committee on Ordi...

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Newport Closer To Armory Sale

Officials from the National Sailing Hall of Fame and the city of Newport expect to finalize the sale of most of the municipal Armory later this month. Newport City Manager Joseph Nicholson Jr. said We...

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"The Prince Of Providence" At Trinity Rep

 "The Prince of Providence" will open Trinity Repertory Company's 2019-2020 season. The play is an adaptation of the book of the same title about former Providence Mayor Vincent &qu...

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