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Supreme Court Wraps Up Big Term With Death Penalty, Redistricting And More

The high court ended its term Monday with rulings on redistricting powers and a lethal injection drug. For details on the court's decisions this term, Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Nina Totenberg.

Supreme Court Blocks Obama Administration Plan On Power Plant Emissions

In a 5-4 ruling, the court says the Environmental Protection Agency should have taken into account the costs of complying with regulation.

MAP: Lethal Injection By Far The Most Popular Execution Method In U.S.

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 against death row inmates, saying states may continue using midazolam to execute prisoners.

Supreme Court Backs Arizona's Redistricting Commission Targeting Gridlock

Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission was formed 15 years ago, after voters took the power to redraw districts away from the state's Legislature.

Supreme Court Says Use Of Lethal Injection Drug Is Legal

Lawyers for Oklahoma death row inmates argued midazolam does not reliably induce a comalike sleep, violating the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

Captured Convict David Sweat In Critical Condition

Sweat and his accomplice, Richard Matt, both convicted murderers, escaped June 6 from a prison in New York. Matt was shot and killed Friday. Sweat was captured Sunday.

7 Solutions That Would Improve Graduation Rates

High school graduation rates are improving; an investigation into the numbers shows some of that is due to quick fixes. Policy experts respond with their suggestions for meaningful change.


Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Doesn't Make It Biblically Correct, Pastor Says

Conservative churches and their congregants voiced the strongest opposition to same-sex marriages. Some church leaders say they'll continue to obey a higher authority.

SpaceX Rocket Breaks Up On Liftoff

In Florida, an unmanned supply rocket blasted off for the International Space Station, but something went wrong. The loss of the rocket, which was also carrying experiments, is a setback for NASA.

Investigators Probe Fires At 6 Black Churches In 5 Southern States

Authorities are investigating fires that have damaged or destroyed black churches in South Carolina and nearby states following the shooting deaths of nine people at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church.