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Justices uphold use of controversial lethal injection drug

Justices uphold use of controversial lethal injection drug

Trading sharp words on their last day together until the fall, the justices voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions - Full Story

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Neb. abolishes death penalty in landmark vote

Neb. abolishes death penalty in landmark vote

The override vote — passed by the narrowest possible margin — drew a burst of applause from death penalty opponents - Full Story

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Will death make the Boston bomber a martyr?

Will death make the Boston bomber a martyr?

Some analysts worry that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's eventual execution could inspire more attacks - Full Story

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Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" - Full Story

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1st full day of deliberations begins in Boston bombing trial

1st full day of deliberations begins in Boston bombing trial

Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when two bombs exploded near the marathon finish line in 2013 - Full Story

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Defense rests after nun says Boston bomber is sorry for victims

Defense rests after nun says Boston bomber is sorry for victims

The prosecution wrapped up its case as well Monday. The two sides will return on Wednesday to give closing arguments - Full Story

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Pharmaceutical firm wants lethal injection drugs returned

Akorn strongly objects to the use of its products in capital punishment the company said in the March 4 letter - Full Story

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Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Va.

Pace of death sentences, executions slows in Va.

Virginia has sent only six people to death row in the last nine years after sending 40 over the previous eight years - Full Story

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Bill would add firing squad to SC execution methods

Lethal injection is the default method of execution in South Carolina; inmates may also choose electrocution - Full Story

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Parents of youngest Boston bombing victim: Take death penalty off table

Parents of youngest Boston bombing victim: Take death penalty off table

Said that sentencing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death "could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives" - Full Story