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National & World Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad
Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law Monday approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it "a little bit gruesome."
National & World U.S. Marine on trial for killing of transgender Filipino U.S. Marine on trial for killing of transgender Filipino
A Philippine court on Wednesday began the trial of a U.S. Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipino after allegedly discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel in an emotional case that has tested America's ties with a key Asian ally.
National & World US pullout from Afghanistan hinged to developing forces US pullout from Afghanistan hinged to developing forces
The pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from Afghanistan will headline Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to Washington, yet America's exit from the war remains tightly hinged to the abilities of the Afghan forces that face a tough fight against insurgents this spring.
National & World Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning
On college campuses nationwide, the intertwined problems of sexual assault and alcohol are under intense scrutiny as students increasingly speak up and the federal government cracks down. Pushed to a collective moment of reckoning, colleges and universities are trying a slew of solutions focused on education, environment and enforcement.