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Condemned Ohio man who sexually assaulted baby says he didn’t intend to kill 6-month-old girl

COLUMBUS, Ohio –  A condemned Ohio killer  is making an unusual plea for mercy ahead of his scheduled execution next  month. Attorneys for Steven Smith are arguing that while Smith intended to sexually  assault his girlfriend’s 6-month-old daughter, he never intended to kill the  girl. Smith’s attorneys say evidence shows the baby died because Smith [...]

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Connecticut Agrees on ‘Strong’ Gun Laws

Connecticut lawmakers announced a deal Monday on what they called some of the  toughest gun laws in the country that were proposed after the December mass  shooting in the state, including a ban on new high-capacity ammunition magazines  like the ones used in the massacre that left 20 children and six educators  dead. The proposal [...]

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University Takes Action to Punish Student For Refusing To Stomp On Jesus

A Florida Atlantic University student who filed a complaint against his professor, Deandre Poole (picture), after he was ordered to stomp on the name of Jesus has been brought up on academic charges by the school and may no longer attend class. According to a letter written by Associate Dean Rozalia Williams, “Rotela is facing a [...]

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North Korea orders artillery to be combat ready, targeting U.S. bases

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Tuesday its strategic rocket and long-range artillery units have been ordered to be combat ready, targeting U.S. military bases on Guam, Hawaii and mainland America after U.S. bombers flew sorties threatening the North. The order, issued in a statement from the North’s military “supreme command”, marks the latest [...]

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Burgess keeps fiddle making tradition alive

ARNAUDVILLE — In today’s digital world, music can be summoned in the blink of an eye. Yet Anya Schoenegge Burgess is stubbornly old school. Burgess makes violins by hand — the same way Andrea Amati made the first in Cremona, Italy, nearly 500 years ago. Two months can pass before Burgess completes one instrument. And [...]

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