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The Brief: Aug. 4, 2014

A new report raises fresh doubts about a key witness instrumental in securing the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham. This new evidence forces again the question as to whether Texas executed an innocent man.

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Christopher P. Bills

EPA Hearing to Highlight Debate Over Refinery Regulations

At a public hearing near Houston this week, the federal Environmental Protection Agency will hear from residents who live near refineries and from the industry in hopes of determining how much more needs to be done to curb toxic emissions.

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