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Today in History

Jul. 22, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2021. There are 162 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln presented to his Cabinet a preliminary draft of...

Kemp to decide if Juneteenth becomes Georgia holiday in 2022

Jun. 19, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It was too late this year for Georgia state workers to get the new Juneteenth holiday off, even though some federal agencies scheduled to close on Friday to observe the day in advance of the actual June 19 date on Saturday. But Republican Gov. Brian Kemp...

Biden's silence on executions adds to death penalty disarray

Jun. 18, 2021 06:05 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Activists widely expected Joe Biden to take swift action against the death penalty as the first sitting president to oppose capital punishment, especially since an unprecedented spate of executions by his predecessor ended just days before Biden took office. ...

Today in History

Jun. 17, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 17, the 168th day of 2021. There are 197 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 17, 1994, after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California...

As South Carolina execution looms, firing squad debated

May. 29, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It's been more than a decade since Randy Gardner's brother was the last U.S. inmate executed by firing squad, years the Utah man says have been filled with nightmares about what he describes as his brother's “gruesome” death. Now, Gardner is among advocates...

Charleston shooter lawyer: Racist delusion showed incapacity

May. 25, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man on federal death row for the racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation was wrongly allowed to represent himself during a critical phase of his trial, his attorneys argued Tuesday, saying Dylann Roof's continuing “delusional...

Charleston church shooter making appellate arguments

May. 23, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man on federal death row for the racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation is making his appellate argument that his conviction and death sentence should be overturned. Oral arguments in the case of Dylann Roof are...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 12, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

(Charleston) Post and Courier. May 10, 2021. Editorial: SC shouldn’t subsidize open carry, but Senate had one good idea about guns A week of debate in the Senate didn’t produce a good reason for South Carolina to let people carry handguns openly...

Editorial Roundup: US

May. 05, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 3 The Los Angeles Times on pushing Congress to enact sensible gun reform measures: For more years than it is comfortable to count, the National Rifle Association...

Lawsuit seeks Confederate statue's removal from courthouse

May. 05, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Civil rights advocates sued a Maryland county on Wednesday to seek the court-ordered removal of a Confederate monument from a courthouse lawn on the state's Eastern Shore, calling it a racist symbol of oppression. In their federal lawsuit, an...