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Merkel pays first visit as chancellor to Auschwitz death camp

“OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) – Angela Merkel made her first visit on Friday to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial after 14 years as German chancellor, bringing a 60 million euro donation to help conserve the site where the Nazis ran their largest death camp” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “Auschwitz is a museum but is also the biggest cemetery in the world… (Memory) is the key to building the present and future,” museum director Piotr Cywinski told Reuters ahead of Merkel’s visit at the invitation of the Auschwitz foundation. Source: 95kqds.com

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Kylie Rae Harris’ Autopsy Released, Cause of Death Revealed

“Newly released toxicology results also show that Harris’ blood alcohol concentration was well over the legal limit at the time of the accident” writes Angela Stefano for theboot.com. In the days following the accident, Sheriff Hogrefe called Cruz “an innocent victim” of the crash, and said that Harris “caused” the accident.Kylie Rae Harris died due to blunt force trauma in the September crash that claimed both her life and that of a 16-year-old girl in Taos, N.M., the country singer’s autopsy reveals. Source: theboot.com

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South Korean actor found dead in latest K-pop tragedy

“There were no reports to suggest he had been subjected to the kind of personal attacks and cyber bullying that other K-pop artists have received” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Cha’s death comes after a popular K-pop singer, Koo Hara, 28, was found dead at her home last month.Her death followed the apparent suicide of a fellow K-pop star, Sulli, a former member of girl group f(x), in October. Source: 95kqds.com

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Death toll in Philippine typhoon rises to 10 as storm moves off

“MANILA (Reuters) – The death toll from a typhoon that hit provinces south of the Philippine capital rose to 10, disaster agencies said on Wednesday, pointing to precautions and compulsory evacuations as key in preventing more casualties” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Five people died in the central Bicol region, including three who drowned, a local disaster agency said in a report. Source: 95kqds.com

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By Any Measure, Capital Punishment Is A Failed Policy

“Decided amid dampening support for the death penalty and a long pause on executions, Furman declared that the death penalty was arbitrarily and capriciously applied” reports theintercept.com. It strongly demonstrates across a number of metrics that the death penalty is a routinely fallible and ultimately failed policy.We were curious not only about who was on death row in the country’s remaining death penalty states, but how many people had been removed from death row — a sizable but largely invisible population in the ongoing death penalty debate.We also included states…

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I Know What It’s Like to Carry Out Executions

“Beginning on December 9 and continuing in rapid succession over the following days and weeks, the government is hoping to carry out the first federal executions in 16 years” writes Former Superintendent Of for theatlantic.com. Though a federal court recently issued a temporary injunction stopping the executions, the government has appealed that decision, and may yet prevail.During my tenure, I carried out the only two executions that have taken place in Oregon in the past 55 years.When it comes to the death penalty, I speak from experience. That is why…

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