Sam Houston

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Larry Swearingen who had long maintained his innocence, was  executed for the abduction, rape and murder of a Houston community college student more than 20 years ago. Photograph: Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP

A man has been executed in Texas for the rape and murder of a 19-year-old college student following arguments from his attorneys that authorities igno(...)

Ragan Smith is congratulated by Bela Karolyi during the  2016 US  Olympic Trials. Photograph:  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Bela Karolyi is the most successful coach in the history of gymnastics. From Nadia Comaneci at the Montreal Olympics to the USA’s so-called “Magnifice(...)