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Jon Queally, staff writer
Pending the outcome of a challenge to the drug cocktail being used by the state of Oklahoma to carry out death sentences, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday issued stays of execution for three men, including one slated to be killed Thursday. "Rather than continuing a practice that has been abandoned in all but a few counties—and risking more...
Jon Queally, staff writer
As seen in other abandoned battlefields in the anals of U.S. wars overseas, new...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
South Carolina's capital city is exploring the possibility of privatizing its...

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Chris Kyle's American Sniper, to one critic "an odious homage (to) wholesale slaughter," is everywhere. The film has made millions, the book tops bestseller lists, the media gears up for the trial of the vet who killed Kyle. For many, America's eagerness to lionize a guy who saw all his victims as "savages" while mouthing the mindless, jingoistic pieties of America's wars highlights the moral failings of the culture. His widow to the NRA: He was "an everyday man who loved his God and country."