Death penalty controversy

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Nevada death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, right, confers with Lori Teicher, a federal public defender involved in his case, during an appearance in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Authorities say the 48-year-old Nevada death-row inmate who wanted for two years to die, but whose execution was postponed twice, has been found dead in his cell on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, from an apparent hanging. (AP Photo/Ken Ritter, File)
January 05, 2019 - 10:59 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twice-convicted murderer who declared he wanted to die and who Nevada officials said tried several times to kill himself after two scheduled lethal injections were postponed has been found dead from an apparent hanging, officials said Saturday. Scott Raymond Dozier, 48, was found...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, July 31, 2018, Pope Francis prays during an audience in St. Peter's square at the Vatican. The Vatican said Thursday Aug. 2, 2018, that Pope Francis has changed church teaching about the death penalty, saying it can never be sanctioned because it "attacks" the inherent dignity of all humans. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, FILE)
August 02, 2018 - 6:28 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has changed Catholic Church teaching about the death penalty, saying in a new policy published Thursday that it is always "inadmissible" because it "attacks" the inherent dignity of all humans. The Vatican said Francis had approved a change to the Catechism of the...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Friday, March 30, 2018, a Kurdish security officer escorts Alexanda Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh, who were allegedly among four British jihadis who made up a brutal Islamic State cell dubbed "The Beatles," at a security center in Kobani, Syria. According to leaked documents revealed Monday July 23, 2018, British officials are not requiring their U.S. counterparts to provide assurances that Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, will not be executed if convicted in U.S.. Britain typically does not send prisoners to other countries if they face possible execution. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, FILE)
July 23, 2018 - 11:39 am
LONDON (AP) — A furor has erupted over leaked documents showing that British officials are not requiring their U.S. counterparts to provide assurances that two alleged British jihadis linked to the Islamic State group will not be executed if they are eventually put on trial in the United States...
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