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As in a small-town noir inspired by the Coen brothers, the mood turns brooding and ominous as paranoia encircles the duo like a tightening noose.
Martin McDonagh finds cruel imbalance in the scales of justice in this savage black comedy starring Mark Addy as a British executioner who keeps a noose handy even after capital punishment is abolished.
The Virginia Court of Appeals upheld Turner’s conviction for violating the noose law in 2016.
Around a third of his New Year’s speech concerned economic goals, which seem to rest on slackening the sanctions noose.
The government tightened the noose this year, closing the tunnels and nearly all the crossings.
The noose was tightening, and eventually the Manns' Puyallup home was raided in the spring of 2016.
Beijing has joined United Nations sanctions aimed at tightening the economic noose on the regime but has held out on the biggest leverage of all: oil.
Those of us who cloak ourselves in the mantle of respectability are always surprised when the noose encircles their necks.
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