Marion Wilson was the 1,500th person executed in the US since 1976

Marion Wilson was the 1,500th person executed in the US since 1976

The state of Georgia executed him Thursday. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, 1,500 people have been executed in the United States. That’s as of Thursday night, when Marion Wilson was executed in Georgia. Wilson was convicted in 1997 for committing a murder on the night of March 28, 1996, according to the Georgia Office of the Attorney General. Wilson, who was 18 at the time, and Robert Earl Butts, a fellow gang…

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Canadian RJ Barrett chosen third overall by Knicks

Canadian RJ Barrett chosen third overall by Knicks

The New York Knicks have taken RJ Barrett third overall in the NBA draft, kicking off what could be a record-setting night for Canadian basketball. A native of Mississauga, Ont., the six-foot-seven Barrett was the highest-ranked player from his country on a large list of Canadians available. Powered by WPeMatico

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Vox Sentences: “A very big mistake!”

Vox Sentences: “A very big mistake!”

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Iran’s attack on a US drone points to the possibility of violence; India faces a water crisis. Iran shoots down US drone, further escalating tensions Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/MCT via Getty Images Iran shot down a US drone on Thursday,…

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