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Two Men Sentenced in High School Gang Rape Case: Two California men were sentenced for the role they played in a 2009 gang rape case that occurred at Richmond High School after the annual Homecoming dance.  The Associated Press reports that one of the men was sentenced to 33 years to life and the other, who was a juvenile at the time of the incident, was sentenced to 29 years to life.  The victim, who was a minor at the time and has gone by Jane Doe during the trial, was beaten, robbed, and sexually assaulted by multiple individuals over the span of two hours.  Two other defendants had already accepted plea deals in the case, and two other defendants are waiting for their trial to begin.

Ohio to Decide how to Carry out Future Executions: The state of Ohio's supply of pentobarbital, the drug used in lethal injections, will run out by the end of September leaving the Ohio Department of Corrections to decide which method they will utilize to carry out future executions.  Ryan Gorman of The Daily Mail reports that other states are dealing with pentobarbital shortages as well.  Missouri is considering returning to lethal gas for executions since it is still legal in that state.  A judge has ordered the state of Ohio to present their new execution procedure by October 4.

Feds Arrest 263 Gang Members: A nationwide sweep focused on MS-13, one of the most dangerous street gangs in the country, has resulted in hundreds of arrests.  CNN reports that some of the gang members were facing charges such as murder, sexual assault, and kidnapping.  The FBI describes MS-13, which operates in 42 states across the country, as being one of the most dangerous criminal gangs in the world.

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