US Supreme Court Halts Texas Execution

US Supreme Court Halts Texas Execution

When told of his stay, Buck said, Praised Jesus and Quoted James Brown

“Praise the Lord!” Buck told Clark. “God is worthy to be praised. God’s mercy triumphs over judgment.

“I feel good.”

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White House, Republicans Strike Tentative Deal To Raise Debt Ceiling – no Balance Budgets Amendment, No Tax Increase

Throw out the Balance Budget Amendment folks!

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl reports:

ABC News has learned that Republicans and the White House have struck a tenative deal to raise the debt ceiling before the Aug. 2 deadline. It’s not done yet, but here is the framework of the tentative deal they have worked out, according to a source familiar with the negotiations:

  • Debt ceiling increase of up to $2.8 trillion
  • Spending cuts of roughly $1 trillion
  • Special committee to recommend cuts of $1.8 trillion (or whatever it takes to add up to the total of the debt ceiling increase)
  • Vote on the Balanced Budget Amendment
  • Committee must make recommendations before Thanksgiving recess
  • If Congress does not approve those cuts by late December, automatic across-the-board cuts go into effect, including cuts to Defense and Medicare.

via White House, Republicans Strike Tenative Deal To Raise Debt Ceiling – The Note.

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Kidnap survivor Elizabeth Smart joins ABC News

Elizabeth Smart captured the nation’s attention after being kidnapped and held captive by a Salt Lake City street preacher for nine months at age 14. Now, at 23, Smart is joining ABC News

Read the story at  Iron Mill News Service.

Allahu Akbar – Attack on U.S. airmen at Frankfurt Airport Act of Islamic Terror, European Officials Say

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Authorities in Europe are calling the shooting at a Frankfurt, Germany, airport that claimed the lives of two U.S. servicemen an act of Islamic terrorism, though U.S. investigators said it is too soon to tell.

The suspected gunman, 21-year-old Arid Uka, who was captured immediately after Wednesday’s shooting, admitted to the deadly attack and said he acted alone, German Interior Minister Boris Rhein said today, according to a report by The Associated Press. Uka, an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo who was described as a long-time resident of Germany, had been apparently radicalized over the last few weeks, Rhein said.

Uka allegedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he opened fire on a bus carrying U.S. airmen in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, killing two and wounding two others before his gun jammed, officials said.

via Frankfurt Airport Shooting an Act of Islamic Terror, European Officials Say – ABC News.