In this April 2008 photo, Terry Crenshaw, warden's assistant at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, walks past the gurney in the execution chamber in McAlester, Okla. Oklahoma is one of the few states that use pentobarbital in the lethal injection procedure.
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel can run as a candidate for mayor in next month's Chicago elections.
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Las Vegas police stand guard outside Harrah's hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Feb. 21, 2006. As officer Norman Jahn recalls, police arrested the suspected gunman without firing a shot.
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