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U.S. carries out first execution in 17 years after overnight Supreme Court ruling

4:24pm BST

The U.S. government carried out its first execution in 17 years on Tuesday, putting to death convicted murderer Daniel Lee over objections by his victims' relatives after the Supreme Court cleared the way with an overnight ruling. | Video

U.S. Supreme Court allows federal executions to proceed

9:57am BST

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the first federal executions in 17 years could proceed, overturning an injunction blocking them in order to allow legal challenges to the government's lethal-injection protocol to continue.

Lab that tested U.S. execution drug will no longer accept lethal injection samples

3:46am BST

NEW YORK A laboratory that was revealed last week to have been testing the purity of a lethal-injection drug for the U.S. Department of Justice has said it will no longer test the drug if it is intended for executions.

U.S. judge delays first federal executions in 17 years

13 Jul 2020

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana A U.S. federal judge issued an injunction on Monday delaying what would have been the first federal execution in 17 years, scheduled for later in the day, thwarting at least for now the Trump administration's goal of reviving capital punishment at the federal level.

Lab that tested U.S. execution drug will no longer accept lethal injection samples

13 Jul 2020

NEW YORK, July 13 A laboratory that was revealed last week to have been testing the purity of a lethal-injection drug for the U.S. Department of Justice has said it will no longer test the drug if it is intended for executions.

U.S. set to carry out first federal execution of prisoner in 17 years

13 Jul 2020

July 13 The first execution of a federal prisoner in more than 17 years was due to take place later on Monday, the culmination of an effort by the Trump administration to revive the U.S. government's use of a punishment long mired in legal challenges.

U.S. judge blocks federal execution over victims' family coronavirus fears

11 Jul 2020

A U.S. federal judge blocked the first execution of a federal prisoner in 17 years from being carried out on Monday after some of the victims' relatives sued, saying they feared that attending could expose them to COVID-19.

UPDATE 2-U.S. judge blocks federal execution over victims' family coronavirus fears

10 Jul 2020

July 10 A U.S. federal judge blocked the first execution of a federal prisoner in 17 years from being carried out on Monday after some of the victims' relatives sued, saying they feared that attending could expose them to COVID-19.

Special Report: How the Trump administration secured a secret supply of execution drugs

10 Jul 2020

If the Trump administration carries out the first federal execution since 2003 on Monday, as scheduled, it will mark the culmination of a three-year campaign to line up a secret supply chain to make and test lethal-injection drugs, a Reuters investigation has found.

New York attorney general recommends reducing mayor's power over police

09 Jul 2020

NEW YORK New York Attorney General Letitia James recommended that New York City's mayor give up sole control over the city police commissioner's hiring, in a preliminary report released on Wednesday on her investigation into the policing of recent protests.

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