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Regina Holmes

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Regina Holmes has more than two decades of experience as a journalist –editing and reporting for news dailies including the Miami Herald, Newsday and the Baltimore Examiner. She also launched an award-winning investigative news website that tackled police and political corruption in Baltimore. She has worked as a consultant for the World Bank and Baltimore County Public Schools. Regina became a journalist because even as a child she was fascinated by the power of the press: how it could force a president out of office, elect a president, expose corruption, and shine a light on discrimination. She is passionate about giving a voice to people who are disenfranchised, ignored or powerless, including people of color, senior citizens, the impoverished, people with disabilities, veterans, and children. Issues in which she is particularly interested include race relations, criminal justice, and police brutality. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Vassar College and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. In her spare time, Regina enjoys traveling,antiquing, window-shopping for carsand watching HGTV.

WASHINGTON – Residents in the Southeastern United States affected by Hurricane Irma are trying to return to some normalcy but are challenged by power...

Irma, now downgraded to a tropical storm, threatens northern Florida, the Carolinas and Georgia with heavy rain and wind as well as storm surges of up to six feet in coastal areas.

The gas shortages are hampering mandatory evacuations of coastal areas.

“This is a catastrophic storm like our state has never seen. Do not believe you can ride this out," Gov. Rick Scott said sternly.

The Category Five hurricane devastated St. Martin and Barbuda, but Puerto Rico dodged the worst of the record storm’s wrath. At least eight deaths have been reported.

Areas in Texas are expected to receive an additional 15-25 inches of rain this week. President Donald Trump on Monday morning issued a federal emergency declaration for five parishes in Louisiana as heavy rains from Harvey sparked fears of flooding.

At 6 p.m. EDT, Asay was given three injections, beginning with etomidate, an anesthetic that had never been used in a U.S. execution. He did not show any signs of pain, a prison spokesperson said,

Mavis Wanczyk, 53, of Chicopee, Mass., said she has told the hospital where she has worked in patient care for 32 years that she won't be back. She will receive $336 million after taxes.

The execution, scheduled for after 6 p.m. EDT, also would mark the first time an untested triple-drug lethal injection procedure is used in the United States.

Dan Keller, 75, and Fran Keller, 67, were found guilty in 1992 of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl after children in day care at the couple's Austin home told investigators about dismembered babies, tortured pets, bloody Kool-Aid and other bizarre stories.