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First federal execution since 2003 carried out after late-night Supreme Court intervention

A Supreme Court order, released shortly after 2 a.m., cleared the way for the lethal injection to take place.

Ghislaine Maxwell is denied bail by judge who calls her a flight risk

Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein who has been charged with helping him recruit, groom and ultimately sexually abuse girls as young as 14, was denied bail Tuesday by a judge who said she posed a high risk of fleeing before her trial.

Sessions pays the price for incurring Trump’s wrath, losing Alabama Senate race

As a longtime senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions did nothing less than legitimize Donald Trump as a credible Republican candidate for president, endorsing him when no other big names did and championing him to conservative voters.

Fired VA staffer admits to murdering 7 patients with insulin

A former staffer at a veterans hospital in West Virginia pleaded guilty Tuesday to intentionally killing seven patients.

Judge upends Weinstein settlement, questioning its approach

A federal judge Tuesday upended a $25 million proposed civil settlement between Harvey Weinstein, his former film company and dozens of women who have accused him of sexual harassment and misconduct.

GAO: Trump boosts deregulation by undervaluing cost of climate change

WASHINGTON — A federal report released Tuesday found that the Trump administration set a rock-bottom price on the damages done by greenhouse gas emissions, enabling the government to justify the costs of repealing or weakening dozens of climate change regulations.

Biden announces $2 trillion climate plan

Joe Biden announced on Tuesday a new plan to spend $2 trillion over four years to significantly escalate the use of clean energy in the transportation, electricity and building sectors, part of a suite of sweeping proposals designed to create economic opportunities and build infrastructure while also tackling climate change.

Protest Notebook

3 lawsuits accuse Philadelphia of excessive force

One lawsuit accuses Philadelphia police of lobbing tear gas and firing rubber bullets at protesters indiscriminately as they marched peacefully on a city highway.