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OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma plans to use the same lethal injection drug combination it employed during a botched execution in April, Department of Corrections officials told a federal court hearing arguments on whether to halt death sentences in the state from being carried out.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported fewer undocumented immigrants in fiscal year 2014, the Department of Homeland Security said on Friday in a report that also showed a decline in the number coming from Mexico.

MIAMI (Reuters) - A south Florida mayor was sentenced to 22 months in prison on Friday after being found guilty of corruption tied to his lobbying work for a secret consulting job while in office.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 6-year-old boy has become the fourth person to die from a crash earlier this week in which a driver plowed into pedestrians leaving a church in Southern California, and the driver was charged on Friday, officials said.

DENVER (Reuters) - The parents of the man charged in the fatal shootings of 12 people at a Colorado movie theater broke their silence over the 2012 killings on Friday, saying their son is mentally ill, "not a monster," and should be spared the death penalty.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If U.S. President Barack Obama is feeling the pain from a rough year at the office, he did a great job of covering it up on Friday.

(Reuters) - A Missouri school district has apologized for taking a cane away from a blind student and forcing him to use a foam tube called a pool noodle, the boy's father said on Friday.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 19-year-old woman was arrested for the murder of her 5-year-old cousin in upstate New York on Friday, less than a day after she reported what police said was a concocted story about two men in ski masks kidnapping the boy, local media reported.

FERGUSON, Mo (Reuters) - It is hard to find much healing in Ferguson, Missouri.

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The 37-year-old mother of most of the eight children found dead in a mass stabbing in Australia's tropical northern city of Cairns has been arrested for murder, police said on Saturday.

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