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Saturday May 8th, 2021 evening edition

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Inmates will have to choose either being shot or electrocuted if lethal injection drugs aren't available South Caroline will become the fourth state to allow a firing squad.

South Caroline will become the fourth state to allow a firing squad Three of South Carolina's 37 death row inmates are out of appeals.

South Carolina can't put anyone to death now because its supply of lethal-injection drugs expired and it has not been able to buy any more.

The state is one of only nine to still use the electric chair and will become the fourth to allow a firing squad.

South Carolina last executed a death row inmate 10 years ago on Thursday.

The South Carolina bill retains lethal injection as the primary method of execution if the state has the drugs, but requires prison officials to use the electric chair or firing squad if it doesn't.

"This bill doesn’t deal with the merits or the propriety of whether we should have a death penalty in South Carolina," the congressman said. »

Dozens of German priests will defy the Vatican and live-stream blessings of gay couples

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Dozens of Catholic priests in Germany plan defy the Vatican and bless homosexual partnerships, with many set to live-stream the blessings online.

Now, dozens of priests in Germany have vowed to defy the Vatican.

A group of dissenting priests has also compiled a list of church services that will take place nationwide on or around May 10, where priests will publicly bless gay couples. »

Newsmax Reporter Tries Trump's 'People Are Saying' Line. Jen Psaki Isn't Having It.

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A Newsmax reporter tried Friday to get White House press secretary Jen Psaki to respond to something negative that “people are saying” about President Joe Biden — but Psaki made short work of the journalist.

Check out Psaki’s “people say” smackdown in the clip up top and her response to the origins of COVID-19 here:.

“I’m sorry, Emerald, I think you’ve had plenty of time today” — Psaki ran out of patience with a Newsmax staffer’s conspiracy theories — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 7, 2021. »

Just 4% of US iPhone Users Let Apps Track Them After iOS Update

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Apple recently rolled out its highly anticipated App Tracking Transparency feature with iOS 14.5, which lets users decide whether apps track their activity for targeted advertising.

Just 4% of iPhone users in the U.S. have agreed to app tracking after updating their device, according to the latest data from Verizon-owned analytics firm Flurry.

Since the update launched on April 26, Flurry’s data shows that, on average, about 3% of U.S. iOS users and 5% of international iOS users have restricted app tracking. »