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Death row inmate Billy Ray Irick’s lawyers argued that he has “a lifelong severe mental illness”.

The US Supreme Court on Thursday denied a last-ditch petition seeking to halt the execution by Tennessee of a 59-year-old man convicted of the 1985 ra(...)

Kim, originally from Kentucky: “For me and my family, the main election issue was coalmining.”

In the second part of her series "Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump's America", Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to eastern Tennessee . .(...)

Thomas Martens: claims self-defence in the killing of Jason Corbett, his son-in-law. Photograph: Donnie Roberts/Dispatch

Thomas Martens, who is accused of murdering the Limerick man Jason Corbett in 2015, said he hated his son-in-law, a former colleague has told his tria(...)

 Molly Martens Corbett arrives at  Davidson County Courthouse on Monday. Photograph: Donnie Roberts/The Lexington Dispatch

Jury selection in the murder trial of Molly Martens Corbett and her father Thomas Martens continued on Wednesday at Davidson County Courthouse in Lexi(...)

Sheila Michaels pictured in the 1960s, who over the years she worked as a civil-rights organiser, cabdriver and oral historian. Photograph: New York Times

Sheila Michaels, who half a century ago, wielding two consonants and a period changed the way modern women are addressed, died on June 22nd in New Yor(...)