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NOV 21, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Utah Advances Plan For Executions By Firing Squad

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ten years after banning the use of firing squads in state executions, Utah lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a proposal to allow the practice again to avoid problems with lethal-injection drugs. The proposal from Republican Rep. Paul Ray of Clearfield would call for a firing squad if the state cannot obtain the lethal injection drugs 30 ...

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NOV 20, 2014 - Think Progress

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Bill To Bring Back Firing Squads Advances In Utah

The bill responds to a nationwide shortage of execution drugs, which arises from increasing opposition to the death penalty from the companies that produce the drugs and from governments that prohibit their exportation if they will be used in executions.The post Bill To Bring Back Firing Squads Advances In Utah appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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NOV 20, 2014 - Think Progress

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Utah Lawmakers Advance Bill To Bring Back Firing Squads

The bill responds to a nationwide shortage of execution drugs, which arises from increasing opposition to the death penalty from the companies that produce the drugs and from governments that prohibit their exportation if they will be used in executions.The post Utah Lawmakers Advance Bill To Bring Back Firing Squads appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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NOV 19, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Missouri Executes Leon Taylor For 1994 Slaying Of Gas Station Attendant

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A man who killed a suburban Kansas City gas station attendant in front of the worker's young stepdaughter in 1994 was put to death early Wednesday — the ninth execution in Missouri this year. Leon Taylor, 56, was pronounced dead at 12:22 a.m. at the state prison in Bonne Terre, minutes after receiving a lethal ...

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NOV 17, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Eric Holder Shares His Feelings On The Death Penalty

This interview was reported for The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that just launched. For more criminal justice news produced and curated by The Marshall Project, sign up for their email. You can also like them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter. Bill Keller and Tim Golden of The Marshall Project spoke with Holder in Brooklyn, where he ...

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