Oklahoma City Bombing

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  • Ban the Death Penalty

    The best pragmatic course is not to use the death penalty more sparingly but to abolish it outright.

  • Marathon Bombing Puts Death Decision in Holder’s Hands

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured more than 260, will probably face a capital punishment phase of his trial given the violence of the attack and the evidence against him, former federal prosecutors said.

  • Boston Bombing’s Brutality No Guarantee of Death Penalty

    As prosecutors weighed charges in the Boston Marathon bombings, the same laws used successfully in deadly terrorist acts such as the Oklahoma City bombing and the first World Trade Center attack were at the top of their list.

  • Texas Town’s Blast Crater Shows Risk From Patchwork Zoning Laws

    With two schools near a plant storing ammonium nitrate -- the fertilizer used in the Oklahoma City bombing -- West, Texas, Superintendent Marty Crawford said he had always worried about an explosion like the one that happened last week.

  • U.S. to Provide Funds for Newtown Shooting Recovery

    Attorney General Eric Holder said the U.S. will provide $1.5 million to reimburse organizations that aided victims of last year’s elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

  • Bomb Suspect Has Chance to Avoid Execution by Cooperating

    The best chance for 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to avoid execution for the deadly Boston Marathon bombing may be to cooperate fully with investigators, or convince a jury he was “brainwashed” by his older brother.

  • Texas Explosion Seen as Sign of Weak U.S. Oversight

    The Texas plant that was the scene of a deadly explosion this week was last inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 1985. The risk plan it filed with regulators listed no flammable chemicals. And it was cleared to hold many times the ammonium nitrate that was used in the Oklahoma City bombing.

  • Arizona Shooting Suspect to Appear in Court for Murder, Attempted Murder

    Jared Lee Loughner is to appear in court to face charges of attempting to assassinate U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and murdering U.S. District Judge John Roll in a Jan. 8 shooting spree at a Tucson, Arizona, shopping mall that killed six and wounded at least 13 others.

  • Can These Two Determined Forces Stop the NRA?

    After the slaughter last month of 20 schoolchildren at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, cynics said the response wouldn’t be any different from those to the many mass killings that came before. After the tiny caskets disappeared, so would the shock, the grief and the resolve. Emotion, after all, is no match for the National Rifle Association.

  • Shots Give Obama Chance to Make Better Nation: Michael Waldman

    In the wake of the tragedy in Tucson, Arizona, President Barack Obama must step into the role of national mourner -- a part he has not had to play before.

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