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Sweat, 35, was being treated at Albany Medical Center following his capture on Sunday near the Canadian border. Fellow escapee Richard Matt was shot and killed on Friday. The convicted murderers escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, where they were discovered missing on June 6.
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday found that a lethal injection drug used by Oklahoma does not violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, a ruling that provoked a caustic debate among the justices about the death penalty in America. The 5-4 ruling, with the court's five conservatives in the majority, prompted liberal Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to say for the first time they believe capital punishment as currently practiced may be unconstitutional. The decision was a defeat for death penalty foes and for the three death row inmates who challenged the use of a sedative called midazolam as part of Oklahoma's lethal injection process, saying it cannot achieve the level of unconsciousness required for surgery, making it unsuitable for executions.
By Roberta Rampton and Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law legislation that gives him "fast-track" power to push ahead on a Pacific Rim trade deal that has been the subject of intense debate in Congress and across the nation. Flanked by some of the lawmakers who supported the bill through a six-week congressional battle, Obama acknowledged that his fight to secure the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership was far from over. "We still have some tough negotiations that are going to be taking place," Obama said at a signing ceremony.
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US stock futures up, euro sags as markets eye Greece
TOKYO U.S. stock futures edged up and the euro sagged in early Asian trading on Tuesday as Greece lurched toward defaulting on a debt payment due later in the session, raising the likelihood of the cash-strapped nation's exit from the euro zone. Greece ...
Contagion from Greek exit likely to be limited
Markets Are Shaken by Turmoil in Europe
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Why Supreme Court upheld Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol
Christian Science Monitor
In its decision, the US Supreme Court noted that Oklahoma had increased its dosage of the drug at issue and had adopted other safeguards. But the opinion elicited strong dissents. By Warren Richey, Staff writer June 29, 2015. Save for later Saved.
Supreme Court rules on controversial lethal injections
California death penalty: High court ruling could resume executions
Divided US Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma lethal injection process
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Supreme Court quashes clean air rule, says cost must be considered
A divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must take cost into account when deciding whether to regulate mercury and other toxins emitted from coal-burning power plants. In a case that pit states against each other ...
What the court did, and didn't do, about coal-fired power plants
The Mercurial Court
A Rare Loss for Environmentalists at the Supreme Court
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