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Ohio restricts condemned inmates' last words, and more

The new rule was instituted after murderer Michael Beuke apologized and recited the “Hail Mary’’ for 17 minutes before his execution in May. 

Ohio restricts condemned inmates' last wordsOhio has imposed a time limit on the last words of condemned prisoners. The new rule, authorizing wardens to set “reasonable restrictions on the content and length” of an inmate’s last remarks, was instituted after murderer Michael Beuke apologized and recited the “Hail Mary’’ for 17 minutes before his execution in May. 

Congresswoman wants repeal of House rule on hatsA newly elected congresswoman wants a repeal of the “sexist” ban on hats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Florida Democrat Frederica Wilson, who rarely leaves home without one of her 300 eye-catching hats, says the House rule against indoor headgear is an artifact from a time when only men served in Congress. “Men don’t wear hats indoors, but women wear hats indoors,” says Wilson. “Hats are what I wear.”

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