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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.
Willingham told the Barbees to call the Fire Department, and while Dia…

Iran: 15 executions in two days

Public execution in Iran (file photo)
Public execution in Iran (file photo)
Iran Human Rights, May 8, 2015: Three prisoners were executed in the prison of Sari (Northern Iran) on Tuesday morning May 6, reported the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Mazandaran Province. 

The prisoners were sentenced to death for drug related charges, and none of them were identified by name.

The Iranian State media also reported on another execution in the Central prison of Qazvin on Tuesday. 

The prisoner who was not identified by name was convicted of murder, said the report.

According to the sources Iran Human Rights (IHR) has been in contact with, 11 prisoners were executed in the prison of Ghezelhesar (Karaj, west of Tehran) on Wednesday morning May 7. 

All the prisoners were convicted of drug related charges. IHR is investigating about the identities of the prisoners.

Source: Iran Human Rights, May 8, 2015

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