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Family of Texas man set to be executed next week not giving up hope

Family of Texas man set to be executed next week not giving up hope

The family of Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed, who is scheduled to be executed November 20, told NBC Nightly News they’ll keep fighting for him “until the end.” “I’m hoping that we get a fair and just judge, and my baby will be home,” Reed’s mother, Sandra Reed, told the network in an interview.…MORE

Expect the red carpet for Erdogan at the White House

Expect the red carpet for Erdogan at the White House

President Donald Trump can’t wait to see Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week, but it’s hard to find anyone else here in Washington who shares his enthusiasm. The Turkish President is an unwelcome guest in many parts of America’s capital. Last time he visited, his security detail waded into a melee with protesters in a savage…MORE

Alex Trebek chokes up on ‘Jeopardy!’ after contestant’s heartfelt message

Alex Trebek chokes up on ‘Jeopardy!’ after contestant’s heartfelt message

Dhruv Gaur’s answer on “Jeopardy!” brought host Alex Trebek to tears Monday. During the “Final Jeopardy” round, Trebek asked contestants for their answers. When he got to Gaur, the host paused, according to CNN affiliate WBAL-TV “We love you Alex!” Gaur wrote on his answer, worth $1,995. In place of the word love, Gaur wrote…MORE

Hong Kong stocks tepid after violence rocks markets

Hong Kong stocks tepid after violence rocks markets

Hong Kong stocks inched up slightly Tuesday, a day after recording their worst day in months as violence escalated in the city. The Hang Seng Index was up 0.3%. On Monday, the index dropped more than 2.6% — its worst single-day percentage loss since the beginning of August, according to Refinitiv data. Markets plunged on…MORE

Jimmy Carter admitted to hospital for procedure to relieve pressure on his brain

Jimmy Carter admitted to hospital for procedure to relieve pressure on his brain

Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted Monday night to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta ahead of a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, the Carter Center announced in a statement posted to Twitter. The pressure was caused by bleeding from his recent falls, the center said. Carter, 95, will undergo the procedure Tuesday morning.…MORE

Judge shuts out public from Mick Mulvaney hearing on House impeachment subpoena

Judge shuts out public from Mick Mulvaney hearing on House impeachment subpoena

The public couldn’t listen to a public court hearing Monday night over acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney’s House impeachment subpoena, a federal judge in Washington said. Court security told three reporters from CNN, Bloomberg and The Washington Post to leave the DC federal courthouse minutes before the 5 p.m. ET start time…MORE

Double lung transplant needed after vaping related injury

Double lung transplant needed after vaping related injury

Doctors at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit performed what they believe is the first double lung transplant in the US for a male patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged after vaping, according to the hospital. There’s a press conference Tuesday to discuss what happened and doctors will offer an update on the patient’s condition.…MORE

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