The nation in brief

Posted: May 3, 2014 at 2:30 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “The apparent cruelty involved in these recent executions simply reinforces the argument that authorities across the United States should impose an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty and work for abolition of this cruel and inhuman practice.” Rupert Colville, of the United Nations human-rights office, who said the prolonged execution of an Oklahoma inmate this week and a similar case in Ohio in January could violate international law

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