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After Cop's Murder, Sheriff Says Let's 'Drop the Qualifier'

Simply put, 'lives matter'

(Newser) - As police in Texas investigate last night's murder of a deputy, the sheriff of Harris County said the "dangerous" rhetoric about police officers in the US is "out of control," reports Mediaite . "We've heard black lives matter, all lives matter. Well, cops' lives matter,... More »

Texas Tallies 60% of Executions

Capital punishment in decline elsewhere

(Newser) - As the rest of the country backed away from applying the death penalty in 2007, Texas kept up its customary pace, making the state responsible for an astounding 60% of all executions in the US. Of last year's 42 executions, 26 were in Texas, the New York Times reports. In... More »

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