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The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the walls, bursting through doorways, blistering paint and tiles and furniture. Smoke pressed against the ceiling, then banked downward, seeping into each room and through crevices in the windows, staining the morning sky.
Buffie Barbee, who was eleven years old and lived two houses down, was playing in her back yard when she smelled the smoke. She ran inside and told her mother, Diane, and they hurried up the street; that’s when they saw the smoldering house and Cameron Todd Willingham standing on the front porch, wearing only a pair of jeans, his chest blackened with soot, his hair and eyelids singed. He was screaming, “My babies are burning up!” His children—Karmon and Kameron, who were one-year-old twin girls, and two-year-old Amber—were trapped inside.
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China executes patient who stabbed doctor over 'botched operation'

May 25, 2015: China executed a man who stabbed a doctor to death over what he considered a botched nose operation, media reported, in a case that spotlighted the country's overburdened health system.

Lian Enqing was sentenced to death last year for a fatal attack on an ear, nose and throat specialist in Wenling, in the eastern province of Zhejiang. 

He attacked the doctor because he "felt displeased with his nose and claimed to be suffering respiratory problems", the official news agency Xinhua said.

The death sentence was carried out on May 25, the Chengdu Business Daily newspaper reported, citing family members who said they had met the condemned man briefly before his execution.

The attack last October prompted dozens of the doctor's colleagues to protest outside the hospital in Wenling, urging stronger safety measures to deal with violent patients. 

Sources: AFP, HOC, May 25, 2015

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