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Lawyers try to save mentally ill killer from death penalty

Attorneys for a convicted killer are asking Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to commute their client's sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole because he has a mental illness. William Morva killed two men during an escape from custody in 2006. Justin Ward of CBS affiliate WDBJ-TV reports.
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Ex-WH counsel Don McGahn to testify before House panel
The Justice Department and House Judiciary Committee told the D.C. Circuit that "former President Trump, who is not a party to this case, is not a party to the agreement in principle regarding an accommodation."
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This is what vaccine inequity looks like
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Town with one COVID-19 case still facing crippling effects from pandemic
Point Roberts, Washington is on the brink of becoming a ghost town, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S.-Canada border remains shuttered because of the virus, with no signs of reopening, which has crippled this small town's economy, and left residents wondering if they will ever get help to survive.
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Tesla to stop accepting Bitcoin for car purchases citing environmental impacts
Customers will no longer be able to buy their Teslas in bitcoin after Elon Musk announced Wednesday the company will stop accepting the cryptocurrency because of its environmental toll. Errol Barnett explains.
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Truth Of Mysterious Titanic Letter May Never Be Known, Researchers Say
A University of Quebec at Rimouski (UQAR) team is examining a letter that may have been written by a 12-year-old girl on board the doomed HMS Titanic.
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Roadmap for Urgent Change in Immigration Detention | Opinion
The best way to protect the rights and health of the thousands of people needlessly detained is to release them.
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Here's how two mothers in the same county have totally different views on masks in schools
The two women live in the same county in Florida's panhandle and both send their teen daughters to public high schools. But when it comes to mandating masks, they are on opposite sides.
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School district lifts mask mandate. Parents left on edge
Santa Rosa County schools in Florida have decided to end mask mandates in their district. While some parents favor the district's decision, others are left frustrated. CNN's Leyla Santiago reports.
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Former Keystone worker: Biden admin finally admitted 'common sense' on pipelines
Former Keystone XL pipeline worker Neal Crabtree joined 'Fox & Friends First' on Thursday and reacted to the Biden administration's admission that pipelines are ‘the best way to go.’
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American, Swiss climbers die on Everest in year's 1st fatalities
Nepal and China both canceled climbing seasons last year on the 29,032-foot-high mountain, which is divided between them.
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Shrunken Head Displayed in Georgia Was Returned to Ecuador
Researchers at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., authenticated the head, which was brought to the United States by a professor decades ago, and turned it over to Ecuadorean officials in 2019.
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Bitcoin's crash is very bad news for other cryptos
Elon Musk's surprise reversal on accepting bitcoin payments for Tesla cars has triggered a sharp plunge in the cryptocurrency — spelling trouble for other coins that have notched shocking returns in recent months.
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Bitcoin's crash is bad news for other cryptos
Elon Musk's surprise reversal on accepting bitcoin payments for Tesla cars has triggered a sharp plunge in the cryptocurrency — spelling trouble for other coins that have notched shocking returns in recent months.
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For Years, Israel's Leaders Have Cultivated Ethnic Hatred. This Is on Them | Opinion
Teaching and cultivating ethnic rage takes time. And for years in Israel, the leadership entrusted with serving its citizens has been pumping hatred into the air.
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Erectile dysfunction linked to prior coronavirus infection in small study
Researchers say penile tissue samples collected from two men who had recovered from coronavirus months prior suggest that the impact of the illness may contribute to erectile dysfunction.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene confronts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside House chamber, Washington Post reports
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon, according to an account from The Washington Post.
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Rucks Russell, Former KHOU 11 Reporter, Dies of COVID-19—Tributes Pour In
The 55-year-old journalist from Houston had been taking care of his twin brother, who also died from coronavirus.
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Northwestern AD resigns after outcry over his promotion despite lawsuit by former cheerleader
"I do not want to be a distraction to our incredible men and women," said Mike Polisky, who is among four defendants named in a Title IX lawsuit brought by a former Northwestern cheerleader.
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Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin payments, citing environment
A 2019 study concluded that the entire Bitcoin network was responsible for up to 22.9 million tons of CO2 per year.
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to pardon anyone charged for defying COVID rules
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made the unexpected announcement on Fox News Wednesday as he decried county officials penalizing people. "It's a total overreach," he told Laura Ingraham.
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Prince Harry Tells Joe Rogan 'Just Stay Out of it' After Vaccine Remarks
Prince Harry has denounced Joe Rogan's comments suggesting young people should not get the coronavirus vaccine, saying: 'With a platform comes responsibility.'
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Riots and mob violence sweep through Israeli cities following days of airstrikes and rocket attacks
As the Israeli military and Palestinian militants in Gaza exchange deadly airstrikes and rocket bombardments, rioting and violent clashes have also swept through several Israeli cities between Arab and Jewish citizens.
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Netanyahu warns against 'lynchings' as clashes between Arabs and Jews rock Israeli cities
As the Israeli military and Palestinian militants in Gaza exchange deadly airstrikes and rocket bombardments, rioting and violent clashes have also swept through several Israeli cities between Arab and Jewish citizens.
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CDC Cruise Ship Status and Where Americans Can Travel
While travelers will have a difficult time finding cruise ship voyages departing from the U.S, they can find trips in other regions of the world.
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More than 150 Republicans launch new political movement questioning Trump's role in GOP
A group of more than 150 Republicans, led by Donald Trump critics Evan McMullin and Miles Taylor, announced a new political movement that takes aim at former President Donald Trump's hold on the GOP and calls for a reform of the party.
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How donors give millions to Garcetti-backed nonprofit and keep their identities secret
Nearly $4 million has flowed into the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles from donors who use accounts that allow them to shield their identities.
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L.A. County considering $1,000 for 1,000 residents in basic income program
L.A. County Supervisors Holly Mitchell and Sheila Kuehl are proposing that the county provide at least $1,000 to at least 1,000 residents for three years.
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Breanna Stewart is first WNBA player in a decade with signature shoe in Puma deal
WNBA star Breanna Stewart joins historic ranks by becoming the third WNBA player to have a signature shoe as she announced a partnership with Puma.
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Maryland’s Lizzie Colson has gone from the top of lacrosse to its depths and is rising again
The star Maryland lacrosse defender spent a lot of time hurting in silence after tearing her ACL.
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Cardinals vs. Brewers prediction: Jack Flaherty will struggle
The Milwaukee Brewers have had this pitcher's number.
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Migrant children have been in US custody for weeks. Now the Biden administration has to reunite them with families
For a month, Meybelin has lived in a massive convention center located in the heart of San Diego. There, along with hundreds of other migrant children, she waits day in and day out to be released to a relative in the United States, frequently calling her parents in El Salvador distraught about the prolonged wait.
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Patrick Novecosky: Pope John Paul II assassination attempt – the secrets behind shooting 40 years ago
Forty years ago on Thursday, the world reeled in horror as news broke that a gunman had shot Pope John Paul II at point-blank range in St. Peter’s Square.
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Chuck Lorre 'grateful' for 'Mom' but disappointed it's ending: 'Not something we wanted'
CBS' "Mom," which ends May 13, evolved into a funny, moving story of a group of friends who support each other's recovery from addiction.       
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Editorial: Gascon's reform vision comes to the Supreme Court
Just as it was wrong for judicial powers to be reallocated to prosecutors in the "tough on crime" era, it is wrong for judges to usurp powers properly in the prosecutor's ambit – what crimes to charge, and what punishments to seek.
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'Microfarms' come to South L.A. frontyards, bringing fresh produce to food deserts
Jamiah Hargins wants microfarms to feed Los Angeles one frontyard at a time.
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Check out an exclusive excerpt from Maureen Johnson's YA murder mystery 'The Box in the Woods'
Stevie Bell solved an infamous case in the 'Truly Devious' series and heads to summer camp in Maureen Johnson's new YA mystery 'The Box in the Woods.'       
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The best things to do — virtually and in person — while social distancing in the D.C. area
Virtual film festivals, streaming concerts and socially distanced events offer escapes during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Boosted by California's huge budget surplus, Newsom plays Santa Claus to California voters
Newsom has been traveling around California making expensive promises to voters who very likely will be deciding in a fall recall election whether to keep or toss him, columnist George Skelton writes.
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Column: Trinity League has a hiring problem when it comes to high school football coaches
The Trinity League, which was created in 2005, has never hired a Black head football coach at a time when its top football players are Black and there are no signs of progress.
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Meet the manager who is trying to open doors for disabled people in Hollywood
A group of creatives and executives with disabilities in Hollywood is pushing employers to start including accessibility as part of inclusion initiatives.
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A rising rapper, an ill-fated Instagram post and a killing in the Hollywood Hills
The death of Pop Smoke stunned the music world last year. Now, new details of the slaying and how detectives tracked his alleged killers have come to light.
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Editorial: California's independent redistricting commission is dangerously close to failing its basic task
Opponents of voting reform are dying for California's experiment to stumble so they can use it as an excuse to retain the undemocratic process in their states of having politicians draw their own districts.
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Many in Hollywood are cheering a hiatus for the Golden Globes. Those who count the dollars are less sure.
A Washington Post analysis found that over the past 15 years, winning a Golden Globes award for best dramatic film brought in an additional $6 million in box office receipts the weekend after the Globes, compared with the previous weekend.
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8 tips about Asian cooking from Martin Yan, Grace Young and other experts
Martin Yan, Grace Young and other experts join The Post's weekly food chat to answer reader questions about cooking Asian food at home.
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What the end of 'Ellen' says about the changing TV business
Once Ellen DeGeneres ends her program next year, stations that run it will likely turn to local news.
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San Marino man who drove through Pasadena protest pleads guilty to firearms charges
A San Marino man who drove his truck through a crowd of protesters last year in Pasadena pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of conspiring to bring guns into California.
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After Fleeing Afghanistan, I Know the Value of Refugee Admissions | Opinion
It is important that President Joe Biden implement a refugee cap of 125,000 next year—double the current ceiling—to save lives and change even more futures for the better.
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Large events can be cesspools of germs. Here’s why we ache for them, anyway.
Attending a concert, sporting event or festival can promote feelings of connection and strengthen identity.
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