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  • ** FILE ** This undated file photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows the execution chamber where Teresa Lewis was to be executed at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Va. She died by injection at 9:13 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Virignia Department of Corrections, File)

    Va. puts woman to death; rare U.S. female execution

    Teresa Lewis spent the last days before her execution as she had spent one side of her life — singing hymns and praying. That devotion to Christianity, by her own admission, was countered by outrageous bouts of sex and betrayal.

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  • This 2007 file photo provided by newsPRos shows Teresa Lewis, 41, who is scheduled to die by injection Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, for trading sex and money in the hired killings of her husband and stepson in October 2002. (AP Photo/newsPRos, File)

    Va. to execute 1st woman in nearly a century

    Virginia was moving forward Thursday with its first execution of a woman in nearly a century amid appeals from the European Union and repercussions that reached as far away as Iran.

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  • NEW YORK — A U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist convicted of trying to kill U.S. agents and military officers in Afghanistan was sentenced Thursday to 86 years in prison after she called on Muslims to resist using violence and said she loves American soldiers.

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  • Lewis promised the killers a cut of a life insurance policy to shoot her husband, Julian Clifton Lewis Jr., and his son, Charles, as they slept in October 2002.

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