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It’s whether a lethal injection drug constitutes cruel and unusual punishment
The Supreme Court ruled that the use of the controversial lethal injection drug midazolam — a sedative — in executions does not violate the Constitution. But in their dissent, Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote that “it is highly likely” the death penalty is unconstitutional.
Obama said Secretary of State John Kerry would travel to Havana this summer to raise the American flag over a U.S. Embassy there.
The airline on Wednesday said it had not been contacted by the Justice Department.
Greece joins "a club that includes Zimbabwe, Somalia and Sudan, which have all fallen into arrears with the fund," The Guardian reports. Somalia owes the IMF more than $300 million — a debt that goes back decades. But to put that into perspective, Greece’s missed payment was $1.7 billion.
A bill eliminating vaccine exemptions for personal and religious reasons in schools was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday.
The country had been declared Ebola-free on May 9. But neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone were still working to contain the virus.
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It's Hulk Hogan
A federal appeals court in Florida ruled in a 3-0 decision on Thursday to postpone the scheduled trial between Hogan and Gawker over publication of the wrestler’s sex tape.
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The singer did not give an explanation for removing his work from services like Spotify. “He never meant to cause you any sorrow, he never meant to cause you any pain…”
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It's Japan and USA
Team USA is looking for a record third World Cup championship and first since 1999. Japan, the 2011 winner, won its semifinal game in a heartbreaker for England.