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A Georgia man is executed after courts deny his appeals for new DNA testing

A Georgia man is executed after courts deny his appeals for new DNA testing

A Georgia man was executed Wednesday for a 1994 murder after courts denied appeals involving pleas for new DNA testing and a witness’s claim that a different man confessed. Ray Jefferson Cromartie, 52, was convicted of malice murder in the death of convenience store clerk Richard Slysz. The shooting happened while Cromartie and another man…MORE

As El Paso Walmart reopens, residents find healing after the horror

As El Paso Walmart reopens, residents find healing after the horror

Erika Contreras still shivers whenever she drives by or pumps gas near the Walmart in El Paso where an assailant gunned down 22 people over the summer. Sometimes, she and her 70-year-old mother can’t fight the tears — but they know they can’t stay away forever. “I know it’s going to feel awkward, but the…MORE

This Arctic blast is in its final day. But the cold isn’t over quite yet

This Arctic blast is in its final day. But the cold isn’t over quite yet

The hundreds of millions of people gripped by the Arctic blast can begin to peel off a layer or two of clothing starting Thursday. After days of record-breaking cold for most of the country, temperatures are expected to rise Thursday, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said. The warming is expected to continue through the weekend. But…MORE

Weinstein’s lawyer says his criminal trial is expected to take at least two months

Weinstein’s lawyer says his criminal trial is expected to take at least two months

The criminal trial against former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is expected to take at least two months, his attorney indicated in a recent letter. Weinstein’s criminal trial is scheduled to begin on January 6, 2020. He faces charges of predatory sexual assault, criminal sexual act and first-degree and third-degree rape. He has pleaded not guilty…MORE