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The Brief: Dec. 3, 2014

An execution planned for Wednesday evening is focusing attention on the use of the death penalty on those with serious mental illness.

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Angela Huxham

Lawmakers Discuss Regulating Ownership of Large Animals

A House committee discussed whether to regulate the ownership of “big cats and nonhuman primates" at a hearing Wednesday. Animal rights groups say these animals are a threat to public safety, while owners of tigers, lions and other large cats say they already face enough regulation.

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