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Supreme Court Rejects Death Row Inmate's Appeal: The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Texas death row inmate whose attorneys sought the source of lethal injection drugs used in executions.  KWTX reports that 41-year-old Robert James Campbell was sentenced to death for a 1991 rape, robbery and murder of a Houston bank teller.  A lower federal appeals court recently halted Campbell's execution to allow his attorneys additional time to look into whether or not their client is mentally impaired and therefor ineligible for the death penalty. 

Thousands of Illegal Immigrants Flood US Borders: Nearly 700 illegal immigrant children have taken refuge in an Arizona Border Patrol warehouse, and the President has ordered FEMA to lead the government's response.  The Associated Press reports that between October 2013 and May 2014, authorities arrested nearly 50,000 unaccompanied children crossing the border, a number that is up more than 90 percent from the year before.  The Obama administration has asked Congress for $1.4 billion in order to help cover the cost of housing, food and transportation for the children, and has announced plans to house more than 1,000 of them at various military bases across the country.

Ex-Felon Responsible for Vegas Mass Shooting: Police in Las Vegas, Nevada report that one of the gunmen responsible for this weekend's deadly mass shooting that left two police officers dead was a convicted felon with a history of making threats against government agencies.  Mike Blaskey and Colton Lochhead of the Las Vegas Review-Journal report that 31-year-old Jered Miller and his 22-year-old wife Amanda entered a Las Vegas pizzeria Sunday morning and killed two police officers before driving to a Wal-Mart a few miles away where they killed a bystander prior to taking their own lives.  The Millers had a history of threatening violence to public officials, court employees and Attorney General Eric Holder.

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