Sheriff Joe’s woes: A federal judge in Arizona held the controversial sheriff of Maricopa County in contempt for failing to follow a court order. Arpaio is facing a lawsuit over racial-profiling allegations during traffic stops. Weston has more.
Machinery of death, cont’d: Pfizer said Friday it would bolster its efforts to prevent states from using its drugs for lethal injections. The new rules are a blow to state officials facing a drug shortage, although their full impact is unclear.
116 years young: Emma Moreno, an Italian woman born November 29, 1899, became the world’s oldest person on Thursday night. She is believed to be the last living person born in the 19th century.
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