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Arkansas carries out first double execution in U.S. since 2000

iStock/supparsorn(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Arkansas has executed Marcel Williams, 52, just after 10:30 PM local time on Monday. His was the second execution of the night, making this the first double execution in the country since 2000.U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker had halted Williams' execution while his attorneys argued whether the night’s first execution had gone properly. Williams was sentenced to death for the 1994 rape and murder of 22-year-old Stacy Rae Errickson after kidnapping her at gunpoint from a gas station in Jacksonville, Arkansas.The ...

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Bill O’Reilly, 'sad' over firing, returns to podcast

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Bill O'Reilly is "sad" that he is no longer hosting his "O'Reilly Factor" program on Fox News, but says, in the wake of the sexual harassment claims that drove him from his spot in front of the camera, that he is "confident the truth will come out."The conservative commentator made his first spoken comments since being fired from his show last week on his "No Spin News" podcast Monday. O'Reilly admitted he was "surprised" how the situation transpired while he ...

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From A+ to F, voters grade President Trump as he nears 100 days in office

ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) -- With President Donald Trump nearing 100 days in office -- and 96 percent of voters who picked him in November saying they'd do it again today -- ABC News' David Muir traveled to counties in three battleground states to see how residents would grade the commander-in-chief.Muir, the anchor of "World News Tonight," spoke with voters in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin; just 77,000 votes in those three states decided the election. Muir went to counties where the difference in ...

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Leading French candidate targeted by group behind DNC hacks, research firm says

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign has been the target of cyberattacks at the hands of the same group linked to attacks against the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign team, according to a reputable security research firm.Feike Hacqueboard, a senior threat researcher with security firm Trend Micro, told ABC News that he has identified four internet domain names connected to a group called "Pawn Storm" that were used to target the French centrist's campaign with so-called phishing attacks."The attacks could ...

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Lawyer: Doctor dragged from United flight planning legal action

ABC News(CHICAGO) -- The doctor who was dragged off a United flight by Chicago Department of Aviation security officers earlier this month is preparing for legal action over the incident, his lawyer told ABC News.When asked by ABC News' Linsey Davis in an interview on Monday if Dr. Dao is planning legal action, attorney Thomas Demetrio said they are "getting ready."United told ABC News that it had offered passengers on the plane up to $800 to give up their seats for four crew members who ...

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Russia may be aiding Taliban, US general in Afghanistan says

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Russia is believed to be the source of an influx of weapons to the Taliban in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said in a press conference on Monday.Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who appeared with Nicholson at Resolute Support headquarters, said the U.S. would have to "confront Russia" over "denying the sovereignty of other countries," including Afghanistan."For example, any weapons being funneled here from a foreign country would be a violation of international law," said Mattis.Asked if ...

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Startup Kitty Hawk backed by Google's Larry Page reveals flying car prototype

Kitty Hawk(NEW YORK) -- Kitty Hawk -- a Silicon-Valley startup named for the Wright Brothers' first controlled flight and backed by Google co-founder Larry Page -- released the prototype for its first flying car on Monday.The ultralight, one-seater aircraft is "safe, tested, and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas," the company said in a statement. "You don't need a pilot's license and you'll learn to fly it in minutes."Enthusiasts will be able to purchase the Kitty Hawk Flyer -- designed for ...

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UT Health Logo Strep Throat: It’s Not Just for Kids

Say the words “strep throat” and the first thing that likely comes to mind is taking care of a sick child. But strep throat, though it’s commonly thought of as a childhood disease, can strike at adults as well. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Heath Northeast family medicine expert Dr. Christine Powell answers questions about diagnosing and treating strep throat.
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