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June 11, 2001
McVeigh executed, dies with eyes open
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The government Timothy McVeigh so despised executed him by chemical injection Monday, taking his life in exchange for the 168 lives lost when he blew up the Oklahoma City federal building six years ago. He died silently, with his eyes open.

A view from the chamber: McVeigh dies slowly
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Minutes before he took his final breath Monday, Timothy McVeigh raised his head, strained his neck slightly and tried to acknowledge everyone who would watch him die.

Execution denounced in Europe
LONDON - Timothy McVeigh's execution by U.S. authorities drew sharp denunciations Monday from traditional critics of the death penalty, especially in Europe - but some of those watching from elsewhere around the world said the punishment fit the crime.

Bush says McVeigh chose his fate
WASHINGTON - Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh "met the fate he chose for himself six years ago," President Bush declared Monday after McVeigh's execution.

Protesters, separated by orange fencing, gather at prison
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Death penalty supporters held signs saying "Remember the Victims" and "Thou shalt not kill and live" as they gathered Monday outside the federal prison for the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.

Coroner prepares to sign death certificate
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Kevin Mayes can't recall how many death certificates he's signed during his 13 years as a coroner.

Request to tape execution denied
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court without comment Sunday turned down a request to allow the videotaping of Timothy McVeigh's execution.

An end in Oklahoma
Survivors and victims' families don't expect an end to the grief they feel over the bombing, but some take solace in knowing today will be the end of Timothy McVeigh.

A crowd in Indiana
Residents and businesses try to keep life in Terre Haute in perspective, but the influx of media and visitors isn't helping.

Demonstrators decry 'killing in our name'
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- About 75 death penalty opponents marched Sunday to the federal prison where Timothy McVeigh will be executed, while a mere handful favoring the death penalty gathered at a city park.

Other headlines
Checks to trickle out to Nazis' victims
BERLIN -- Encrypted e-mails flow into the newly painted offices of Germany's slave labor foundation, listing victim after victim by name.

Texas, Louisiana flooding kills 16
HOUSTON -- As storm-weary residents emerged from their waterlogged homes Sunday, they faced highways littered with jackknifed 18-wheeled trucks, freeways lined with abandoned cars, trash, tires and barrels, and whole neighborhoods under water.

Sara Fritz
Time for solutions, not conflict
WASHINGTON -- It was another example of life imitating art, I guess. Government appointees debating an important issue as if they were guests on CNN's Crossfire.


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