Washington, D.C.

North Korea sanctions bill passes

The Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at denying North Korea the money it needs to build a nuclear arsenal. The sanctions bill also authorizes $50 million to transmit radio broadcasts into North Korea, purchase communications gear and support humanitarian programs.

California

RFK assassin is denied parole again

For the 15th time, officials denied parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Parole commissioners concluded that Sirhan did not show adequate remorse or understand the enormity of his crime.

Mississippi

Lethal injection method upheld

An appeals court upheld Mississippi's method of lethal injection, rejecting arguments from death row inmates who opposed the state's plan to use drugs not specifically approved by state law.

Nigeria

Female bombers kill at least 56 people

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a refugee camp, killing at least 56 people. The camp houses 50,000 people driven from their homes by Boko Haram.

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