Southwest Journalist

Lawyer: Wendy Davis’ stature made her client’s sentence harsher

Jordan Shapiro

May 29, 2014

The attorney of a man who broke into the house of Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis said Thursday she thinks her client would have gotten a lighter sentence if the homeowner was not a public figure. Davis was sleeping...

Missouri considers state laboratory to create execution drugs

Jordan Shapiro

May 29, 2014

Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Missouri should establish its own laboratory to produce chemicals for use in executions rather than rely on an “uneasy cooperation” with medical professionals and pharmaceutical companies, the...

US: Russia withdrawing troops from Ukrainian border in bulk

Jordan Shapiro

May 29, 2014

LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — U.S. defense officials said Thursday that Russia has pulled most of its forces away from the Ukraine border, a withdrawal the U.S. has been demanding for we...

Abbott: Texas will not reveal origin of execution drug

Jordan Shapiro

May 29, 2014

NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press DALLAS — Texas’ prison system does not have to reveal where it gets its execution drugs, the attorney general said Thursday, marking a reversal by the state’s top prosecutor on an issu...

Google reveals lack of diversity in its workforce

Jordan Shapiro

May 29, 2014

MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Google has had more trouble diversifying its workforce than its computer scientists have had writing programs that respond to search requests in the blink of an eye or designing...

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