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General News Archive - December 02, 2005

By Andy Sullivan RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - A convicted killer prepared to die on Friday in the 1,000th execution in the United States since the reinstatement of the death penalty after a final bid for clemency failed to bring a reprieve.

By Christopher Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - A panel of academics took a cool look at the increasingly heated issue of evolution versus "intelligent design" on Thursday, variously holding up the latter as a cultural battle, a global phenomenon or even a brilliant marketing scheme.

By Andy Sullivan RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - A convicted killer prepared to die on Friday in the 1,000th execution in the United States since the reinstatement of the death penalty after a final bid for clemency failed to bring a reprieve.

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Convicted killer Kenneth Lee Boyd became the 1,000th prisoner executed in the United States since capital punishment resumed nearly 30 years ago when he was put to death by lethal injection on Friday. Boyd, who was 57, died at 2:15 a.m.

By Andy Sullivan RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Double murderer Kenneth Lee Boyd became the 1,000th prisoner executed in the United States since the reinstatement of capital punishment when he was put to death by lethal injection on Friday.

The use of torture is widespread in China and the country's legal system needs a major overhaul for the situation to improve, a top U.N. envoy said on Friday, adding the government had obstructed his investigations.

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art may return disputed antiquities to Italy by early 2007 under a deal meant to resolve Italy's claims to some of the Met's most prized artifacts, an Italian official said on Friday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. job market sprung back last month from a hurricane-induced slowdown as employers added 215,000 workers to their payrolls, according to a government report on Friday that hewed close to expectations in financial markets.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. job market sprung back last month from a hurricane-induced slowdown as employers added 215,000 workers to their payrolls, according to a government report on Friday that hewed close to expectations in financial markets.

By Tim Ahmann WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. job market sprung back last month from a hurricane-induced slowdown as nonfarm employers added 215,000 workers, according to a government report on Friday that showed the economy on solid ground.

Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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