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Alabama calls off execution after difficulties inserting IV
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Alabama calls off execution after difficulties inserting IV

Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm said prison staff tried for about an hour to get the two required intravenous lines connected to Kenneth Eugene Smith, 57. Hamm said they established one line but were unsuccessful with a second line after trying several locations on Smith’s body. Officials then tried a central line, which involves a catheter placed into a large vein.

GOP secures slim House majority, complicating ambitious agenda
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GOP secures slim House majority, complicating ambitious agenda

The narrow margins have upended Republican politics and prompted finger-pointing about what went wrong. Some in the GOP have blamed Donald Trump for the worse-than-expected outcome. The former president, who announced his third White House bid Tuesday, lifted candidates during this year’s Republican primaries who often questioned the results of the 2020 election or downplayed the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last year. Many of those struggled to win during the general election.

Same-sex marriage legislation clears key Senate hurdle
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Same-sex marriage legislation clears key Senate hurdle

Legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages crossed a major Senate hurdle Wednesday, putting Congress on track to take the historic step of ensuring that such unions are enshrined in federal law. Twelve Republicans voted with all Democrats to move forward on the legislation, meaning a final vote could come as soon as this week, or later this month.

NASA’s mightiest moon rocket lifts off 50 years after Apollo
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NASA’s mightiest moon rocket lifts off 50 years after Apollo

After years of delays and billions in cost overruns, the Space Launch System rocket thundered skyward, rising from Kennedy Space Center on 8.8 million pounds (4 million kilograms) of thrust and hitting 100 mph (160 kph) within seconds. The Orion capsule was perched on top and, less than two hours into the flight, busted out of Earth's orbit toward the moon.

Inmate killed after being assaulted at Donaldson prison
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Inmate killed after being assaulted at Donaldson prison

Kenneth Earl Ray II was killed at William Donaldson Correctional Facility after sustaining "sharp force injuries during a reported assault by another inmate," according to the Jefferson County coroner's office. The death is being investigated as a homicide, the coroner said.