(AP) — More Americans now believe the death penalty, which is undergoing a yearslong decline of use and support, is being administered unfairly, a finding that is adding to its growing isolation in the U.S., according to an annual report on capital punishment.

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. government is willing to help build enough new clean energy projects in the Pacific Northwest to replace the hydropower generated by four controversial dams on the Snake River, according to a leaked Biden administration document that is giving hope to conservationists who have long sought the removal of the dams as a key to restoring depleted salmon runs.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal watchdog will investigate how the Biden administration chose a site for a new FBI headquarters following a contentious competition marked by allegations of conflict of interest.

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — The parent company of Instagram and Facebook has sued the Federal Trade Commission in an attempt to stop the agency from reopening a 2020 privacy settlement with the company that would prohibit it from profiting from data it collects on users under 18.

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma executed a man for a double killing in 2001, despite his claims of self-defense.

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City Code Enforcer Toby Anders drives an old fire engine decorated in Christmas lights during the Festival of Lights.

Here's a preview of Friday's CDN

- Christmas magazine Inside

- Teacher of Year candidates named

- Clinton Police officers earn promotions 

- Growth continues at Space Port

- CBA wins both contests over Hillsdale

Teacher of Year candidates named

The Clinton Public School Foundation has announced its teachers, support staff and newcomers of the year at each school site within the district. Organizers say all of these teachers and staff members were selected by their peers and administration because of their incredible work ethic, their outstanding attitudes and their passion for the students. In a later issue of the Clinton Daily News, the biographic details of support staff as well as newcomers will be included while this will only be of the certified teaching staff.