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TucsonSentinel.com columnist Jimmy Zuma on the NRA and gun control, plus attorney Don Loose and Tucsoncitizen.com administrator Mark B. Evans. Read more»

Arizona may execute more people this year than it has in any year since 1999, matching an annual record since establishing capital punishment 102 years ago and bucking a national trend away from the death penalty. Read more» 1

Robert Henry Moormann was executed at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

A federal court Tuesday refused to stand in the way of the executions of two Arizona inmates, clearing the way for the execution of a man Wednesday morning and another next week. Read more» 1

Who are you really, Rick Perry? Republican America wants to know. Read more»

Texas corrections officials have decided to end the practice of granting prisoners last meal requests. Read more»

Didja see the Republican debates the other night? Didja catch the ovation the crowd gave to the news Gov. Rick Perry had offed 234 death row inmates? Read more» 2

A plaster-cast death mask of the outlaw Ned Kelly is on display at the National Museum in Canberra, Australia.

The headless remains of Australian criminal Ned Kelly were identified 130 years after he was hanged for murder. Read more»

Thomas Paul West in an undated photo.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday morning to block the execution of an Illinois man who was scheduled to be put to death today after almost 23 years on Arizona’s death row. Thomas Paul West was executed at 11:01 a.m. Read more»

Amnesty International released its annual survey on the use of the death penalty. The report found 18 countries executed people in 2009. China is estimated to have executed the most people, but refused to release an official figure. In the 17 other countries 714 people were executed. Read more»