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Alabama’s Najee Harris hurdles over a Notre Dame defender after Megan Rapinoe tells him to – CNN

  1. Alabama’s Najee Harris hurdles over a Notre Dame defender after Megan Rapinoe tells him to  CNN
  2. Bettors still backing Alabama Crimson Tide despite big spread  ESPN
  3. Opinion: Sorry college football but Alabama at its best simply seems untouchable  USA TODAY
  4. No. 4 Irish Falter Against Top-Ranked Crimson Tide, 31-14  Notre Dame Official Athletic Site
  5. Nick Saban, the ultimate control freak, learned how to handle disruption this season  The Washington Post
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Local doctor weighs in on new virus strain found in Florida – WCTV

  1. Local doctor weighs in on new virus strain found in Florida  WCTV
  2. More infectious COVID-19 variant found in Florida – state officials  Yahoo! Voices
  3. Florida confirms its first case of new coronavirus strain  Fox News
  4. Florida reports first identified case of new COVID-19 variant initially found in the UK  10 Tampa Bay
  5. Regular COVID-19 tests can’t detect which strain you’re infected with  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland
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US Appeals Court Vacates Order Delaying Woman’s Execution

A federal appeals court has cleared the way for the only woman on federal death row to be executed before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. 

The ruling, handed down Friday by a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, concluded that a lower-court judge erred when he canceled Lisa Montgomery’s execution date in an order last week. 

U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss had ruled the Justice Department unlawfully rescheduled Montgomery’s execution and he canceled an order from the director of the Bureau of Prisons scheduling her death for January 12. 

Montgomery had been scheduled to be put to death at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, in December, but Moss delayed the execution after her attorneys contracted coronavirus visiting their client and asked him to extend the time to file a clemency petition. 

Moss concluded that under his order the Bureau of Prisons could not reschedule Montgomery’s execution until at least January 1. But the appeals panel disagreed. 

Meaghan VerGow, an attorney for Montgomery, said her legal team would ask for the full appeals court to review the case and said Montgomery should not be executed on January 12. 

2004 crime

Montgomery was convicted of killing Bobbie Jo Stinnett, 23, in the northwest Missouri town of Skidmore in December 2004. She used a rope to strangle Stinnett, who was eight months pregnant, and then cut the baby girl from the womb with a kitchen knife, authorities said. Montgomery took the child with her and attempted to pass the girl off as her own, prosecutors said. 

Montgomery’s lawyers have argued that their client suffers from serious mental illnesses.  

Biden opposes the death penalty, and his spokesman, TJ Ducklo, has said he would work to end its use. But Biden has not said whether he will halt federal executions after he takes office January 20. 

Appeals Court Vacates Order Delaying Woman’s Execution

A federal appeals court has cleared the way for the only woman on federal death row to be executed before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. 

The ruling, handed down Friday by a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, concluded that a lower-court judge erred when he canceled Lisa Montgomery’s execution date in an order last week. 

U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss had ruled the Justice Department unlawfully rescheduled Montgomery’s execution and he canceled an order from the director of the Bureau of Prisons scheduling her death for January 12. 

Montgomery had been scheduled to be put to death at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, in December, but Moss delayed the execution after her attorneys contracted coronavirus visiting their client and asked him to extend the time to file a clemency petition. 

Moss concluded that under his order the Bureau of Prisons could not reschedule Montgomery’s execution until at least January 1. But the appeals panel disagreed. 

Meaghan VerGow, an attorney for Montgomery, said her legal team would ask for the full appeals court to review the case and said Montgomery should not be executed on January 12. 

2004 crime

Montgomery was convicted of killing Bobbie Jo Stinnett, 23, in the northwest Missouri town of Skidmore in December 2004. She used a rope to strangle Stinnett, who was eight months pregnant, and then cut the baby girl from the womb with a kitchen knife, authorities said. Montgomery took the child with her and attempted to pass the girl off as her own, prosecutors said. 

Montgomery’s lawyers have argued that their client suffers from serious mental illnesses.  

Biden opposes the death penalty, and his spokesman, TJ Ducklo, has said he would work to end its use. But Biden has not said whether he will halt federal executions after he takes office January 20.