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10 things you need to know today: July 24, 2014

Hurray for Colorado. It seems to be the only good news lately. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date.

The Fifth Column

Joseph Rudolph Wood's execution took nearly two hours.  Joseph Rudolph Wood’s execution took nearly two hours. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections)

The Eighth Amendment (Amendment VIII) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights (ratified December 15, 1791[1]) prohibiting the federal governmentfrom imposing excessive bail, excessive fines or cruel and unusual punishments, including torture. 
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that this amendment's Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause also applies to the states. The phrases in this amendment originated in the English Bill of Rights of 1689. ~ Wikipedia

The Week

Arizona is accused of botching an execution, the FAA lifts a ban on flights to Israel, and more

1. Arizona inmate gasps for 90 minutes during execution
Arizona inmate Joseph Wood gasped for breath for an hour and a half before being pronounced dead by lethal injection on Wednesday. Wood’s…

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Open Discussion – Ft. Hood Shootings, Earthquakes, etc.

butterfly2This post is open for discussion of breaking news.  Updates will be posted in the comment section.

I’m watching the news now about shootings at Fort Hood in Texas.  One shooter has been “neutralized” and they are looking for a second shooter. The number injured as been reported as 3 and 8.  No news source has yet to verify the exact number.

Also in the news was an update to recovery efforts in the mudslide in Washington.  The death toll continues rising.

A criminal investigation has been opened regarding the Malaysian plane that disappeared.  Planes and ships are still searching the Indian Ocean for debris.

CNN presented a fantastic interview of a couple whose child was killed in an accident while driving a Chevy Cobalt.  It was because of those parents hiring attorneys and private investigators that they searched junk yards for Cobalts and found the problem, leading to GM’s recall.

Let’s continue sending out positive thoughts for the injured, and compassionate thoughts for suffering families.

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