Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Supreme court blocks Arkansas plan to execute eight prisoners in 11 days

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headlines
Supreme court blocks state from flurry of executions
Arkansas / Supreme court blocks state from flurry of executions
Late-night decision stays death of Don Davis, and prevents start of schedule that planned killings of several prisoners this month
Science strikes back / Anti-Trump march draws thousands to Washington
UK / Theresa May calls general election in June in surprise announcement
Georgia / Special election is a test for the Republican brand in the Trump era
Boston Marathon / First woman to officially run race does it again – 50 years later
Houston / New district attorney stands by move to decriminalize marijuana
spotlight
The agony of ending a wanted late-term pregnancy
Three women speak out / The agony of ending a wanted late-term pregnancy
In the wake of Trump's criticism of late-term abortions, three mothers shatter the misconceptions about why women make the choice
Reykjavik calling / How Sigur Ros started a musical revolution in Iceland
Nuns and Patti Smith / What Lena Dunham and the Girls will do next
Jailed for a joke / Student's case puts free speech under spotlight in Spain
God in the machine / My strange journey into transhumanism
Cities / Did Seattle's mandatory helmet law kill off its bike-share scheme?
opinion
Nuclear war has become thinkable again – we need a reminder of what it means
Paul Mason
Nuclear war has become thinkable again – we need a reminder of what it means
A veggie burger that bleeds? Now the 'clean meat' revolution is cooking on gas
Brian Kateman
Bashar al-Assad trained as a doctor. How did he become a mass murderer?
Ranjana Srivastava
sports
NFL / The uncomfortable truth behind Marshawn Lynch's weird homecoming
The uncomfortable truth behind Marshawn Lynch's weird homecoming
Smooth operators / New York Rangers' Zamboni drivers enjoy sports' coolest job
Dan Hardy / 'There's something within me that needs that last great UFC test'
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