A Georgia judge has questioned the constitutionality of a law that protects the businesses behind lethal injections, saying the secrecy could lead to a dangerous lack of oversight and inhumane treatment. The law was adopted to give pharmaceutical companies peace of mind if they are involved with lethal injections.
The drive to build the Keystone XL pipeline and the deadly oil train wreck in Canada earlier this month have launched a lengthy discussion about how crude oil is moved around in this country. One critic says it should prompt a broad re-think of our use of fossil fuels.
Plans are underway to build several port terminals in the Pacific Northwest that would transfer North Dakota oil from trains onto ships bound for West Coast refineries, but the recent oil train disaster in Quebec may put the brakes on the proposed projects.
Unmanned aerial vehicles have become popular tools in America's wars, but that technology is working its way back stateside. Already, there are a few domestic uses of drones, mostly by law enforcement and the military. But manufacturers have much bigger ideas in mind.
Drones aren't just used for spying and dropping bombs. The civil applications for unmanned aircraft are numerous, from spreading seeds on fields to delivering medical supplies to remote areas. The World's Jason Margolis has more.
For the first time in years, U.S. energy companies are moving to ship a sizable amount of U.S. crude oil abroad, in this case to Canada. It's just the latest step on the road to what economist Joe Stanislaw calls American "energy sufficiency."
Anchor Aaron Schachter talks with The World's environment editor Peter Thomson about an oil spill that may have big consequences for a plan to pump oil from Alberta to the Pacific Ocean, and play into the fight over the Keystone oil pipeline in the US.
The Juneteenth holiday marks the day slavery came to an end in the United States: June 19, 1865. Though 41 states recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday, Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has introduced legislation to make it a national day of observance.
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