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Wednesday March 21st, 2018 night edition

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After several strokes, he suffers from dementia and memory impairment, and can no longer remember committing the crime.

(That ruling was later overturned by the Supreme Court, which now appears to be having second thoughts about that.).

Madison was due to be executed by lethal injection in January this year, but was given a last-minute stay of execution.

According to this more radical proposal, Madison’s ‘perception of reality’ that he ‘never committed the murder’ is entirely accurate.

But why think that in order to be morally responsible for something, you must be able to remember doing it?.

Debate the biggest ideas of our times at the Institute of Art and Ideas' annual philosophy and music festival HowTheLightGetsIn. »

Facebook Just Lost More Than Tesla's Entire Market Cap in Two Days

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The social media giant has lost over $60 billion in market value over the past two days, following revelations that personal data of millions of users was obtained by a data analytics firm.

That’s more than the market capitalization of Tesla Inc. at around $52 billion or three times that of Snapchat owner Snap Inc. at about $19 billion.

The two-day rout is the worst since July 2012, the year of Facebook’s initial public offering at $38 a share. »

Stephen Hawking's ashes to be placed beside Newton and Darwin

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(CNN) The ashes of world famous physicist Steven Hawking will be interred in London's Westminster Abbey near the graves of ground-breaking scientists Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

Isaac Newton was buried at the Abbey following his death in 1727, as was naturalist Charles Darwin a century and a half later in 1882.

Queen Elizabeth II lays a wreath on the tomb of Sir Isaac Newton in London, on March 8, 2010. »

New poll finds Bredesen with narrow lead over Blackburn in US Senate race

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Buy Photo Former Gov. Phil Bredesen and U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (Photo: The Tennessean)Buy Photo.

Former Gov. Phil Bredesen has a slight edge over U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in a new poll on the U.S. Senate race from a Democratic-leaning firm.

CLOSE Marsha Blackburn addressed the Williamson County Republican Party's annual Reagan Day dinner as she campaigns for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Bob Corker. »

Paula Mae Weekes takes office in Trinidad and Tobago

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For the first time, the twin island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago has a woman president.

Weekes’ inauguration makes Trinidad the only nation in the region to have a woman as head of state after Chile’s Michelle Bachelet vacated her position on March 11.

She replaces Anthony Carmona who leaves behind an extremely high murder rate — nearly 400 people in Trinidad have been victims of homicide in in 2017, according to the Trinidad Guardian. »