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{FD} Writhing and gasping: AP reporters view problem executions

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The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. Continue reading

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{FD} 2nd relative of missing Arkansas children is found dead

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Arkansas authorities say the great-uncle of two missing children has been found dead in his home not far from where the body of the children’s mother was found in a creek earlier this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas inmate convulses during execution, prompting calls for investigations

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The fourth death row inmate executed in Arkansas in eight days lurched and convulsed before he died, witnesses said, prompting critics and the man’s legal team to demand an investigation Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: ACLU: Did Arkansas torture death row inmate?

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The Latest on the final execution in Arkansas before the state’s supply of a lethal injection drug expires at the end of the month (all times local): 6:25 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} New scrutiny of timeline after Arkansas executes 4th inmate

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The last of four Arkansas executions over an eight-day period has prompted calls for investigations after the inmate lurched and convulsed while strapped to the gurney. Continue reading

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{FD} The 4 inmates put to death in Arkansas over 8 days

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Arkansas executed a fourth inmate in eight days. Continue reading

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{FD} Timeline of latest Arkansas execution from AP reporter

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Witnesses say an Arkansas inmate who was the last in the state to be put to death before one of the state’s lethal injection drugs expires lurched and convulsed on the gurney before he died Thursday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Inmates put to death in Arkansas during the past week

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Arkansas planned Thursday to execute a fourth inmate in eight days. Continue reading

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{FD} Search on for 2 Arkansas children after mother found dead

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Authorities in Arkansas are searching for two young children whose mother was found dead in a creek. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas prepares for its fourth execution in eight days

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An Arkansas inmate is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday night, ending an aggressive execution schedule that originally called for putting eight men to death over an 11-day period. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas prepares to wrap up aggressive execution schedule

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Arkansas will reach the end of an aggressive execution schedule Thursday as it prepares for a fourth lethal injection in eight days after initially planning twice as many over an 11-day period. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Arkansas inmate hopes to avoid being 4th killed

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The Latest on Arkansas’ effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas judge pulled from death penalty cases seeks probe

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An Arkansas judge who blocked the state’s executions the same day he participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration is asking two state panels to investigate the attorney general’s office and the state Supreme Court for his removal from considerin… Continue reading

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{FD} Dozens of snakes dumped in Arkansas Walmart parking lot

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Arkansas police received calls from frightened customers who encountered the dozens of snakes that were dumped in the parking lot of a local Walmart. Continue reading

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{FD} New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

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The nation’s first double execution in 16 years is raising a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber? A lawyer who watched Monday’s executions in Arkansas says he saw… Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

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After going nearly 12 years without an execution, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days — including two in one night. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas executes two inmates in one night, first state to do so since 2000

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Arkansas executed two condemned murderers Monday night, becoming the first state in 17 years to carry out two death sentences in one day. Continue reading

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{FD} Dashcam video captures Arkansas 4-year-old’s fall from bus

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A 4-year-old girl fell through the open back door of a moving church bus onto an Arkansas state highway, but was rescued from the road by a volunteer firefighter who happened to be driving behind. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas prepares for first double execution in US since 2000

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Two condemned killers in Arkansas are set to die Monday in the first double execution in the United States since 2000. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000

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Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they’re guilty but fear poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections might become the first inmates put to death in a double execution in the U.S. in more than 16 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas prepares for first double execution since 2000

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Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they’re guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates put to death in a double execution in the U.S. in more than 16 years. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 Arkansas men set to be executed want stays for poor health

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Two Arkansas inmates scheduled to be put to death Monday in what could be the nation’s first double execution in more than 16 years have asked an appeals court to halt their lethal injections because of poor health. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas firefighter captures moment 4-year-old girl falls out of bus

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An Arkansas Volunteer firefighter comes to the rescue after a little girl falls out of the back of a bus. His dash camera, running the entire time. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005, plans 3 more

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Arkansas has carried out its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that had spared three other convicted killers. Continue reading

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{FD} Disabled Vietnam vet says couple robbed him after carrying his groceries in Arkansas

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A disabled Vietnam War veteran claimed a couple, who offered to help him with his groceries, attacked and robbed him in his Arkansas home last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas inmates set to die Thursday claim innocence

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Lawyers for Arkansas inmates condemned to die Thursday in a planned double execution are claiming they are innocent and one of them says advanced DNA techniques could show he didn’t kill a woman in 1993. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Inmate slated to die Thursday due at hearing

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The Latest on Arkansas’ plans to conduct several executions this month (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas judge barred from execution cases after protest

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A judge who lay on a cot as though he were a condemned man on a gurney after issuing an order halting Arkansas’ multiple execution plan has been barred from taking up any death penalty-related cases. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Arkansas execution drugs key in pharmaceutical industry

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A state judge ruled Friday that Arkansas cannot inject inmates with the muscle relaxant currently on hand until he addresses a complaint that prison officials obtained the drug improperly. He set a hearing for Tuesday; the executions were due to start … Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas’ multiple execution plan unravels after rulings

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Arkansas’ plan to execute eight men by the end of the month appeared to be unraveling on Friday, with a judge blocking a lethal injection drug use and the state’s highest court granting a stay to one of the first inmates who had been scheduled for exec… Continue reading

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{FD} Judge halts Arkansas plan to execute inmates by end of month

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A federal judge issued an order Saturday halting Arkansas’ unprecedented plan to execute seven inmates by the end of the month. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas death penalty foes hope for big Good Friday rally

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While outrage on social media is growing over Arkansas’ unprecedented plan to put seven inmates to death before the end of the month, the protests have been more muted within the conservative Southern state where capital punishment is still favored by … Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas judge rejects bid to block inmate’s execution

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An Arkansas judge says she won’t stay the execution of one of the first inmates facing lethal injection under the state’s plan to put seven men to death by the end of the month. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas execution protests less in streets, more in tweets

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Outrage is growing on social media over Arkansas’ unprecedented plan to execute seven inmates this month but the protests have been more muted within the conservative Southern state where polls show that capital punishment is still favored. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas man accused of beating wife, setting her on fire

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An Arkansas man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly beating his wife, dousing lighter fluid on her and setting her on fire, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 inmates seek execution stays from Arkansas high court

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The first two inmates facing lethal injection under Arkansas’ unprecedented multiple execution plan are seeking a stay from the state Supreme Court. Continue reading

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{FD} Hollywood actress reveals her struggle in Japanese internment camps

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Takayo Tsubouchi Fischer has shared the big screen with Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Brad Pitt and Keith Richards — a dramatic success story for the actress who suffered as a 9-year-old girl in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge blocks execution of 1 of 8 Arkansas inmates

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A federal judge has blocked the execution of one of the eight inmates Arkansas was planning to put to death this month. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas parole board suggests mercy for 1 of 8 due to die

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Arkansas’ parole board on Wednesday recommended that Gov. Asa Hutchinson extend mercy to one of eight inmates scheduled to die in an unprecedented series of double-executions this month. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Clemency decisions pending for Arkansas inmates

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The Latest on Arkansas’ efforts to execute eight prisoners in a 10-day period later this month: (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas asks court to block order on execution drugs

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Arkansas prison officials asked the state’s highest court Friday to stay a judge’s order that they must disclose more information about one of the drugs they plan to use in the executions of eight men over a 10-day period in April. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas city of White Hall reports its 1st-ever homicide

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An Arkansas city has reported its first-ever homicide since it was incorporated decades ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer wants information about drugs for Arkansas executions

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A lawyer is trying to obtain information about the drugs Arkansas will use in an unprecedented run of executions next month, but prison officials say the information is a secret they must keep. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas governor signs ‘sex-selection’ abortion ban bill

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed a measure that would impose fines and prison time on doctors who perform abortions that are based solely on whether the mother wants to have a boy or girl. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas death row inmate asks court to halt execution

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One of eight Arkansas death row inmates facing lethal injection next month is asking the state’s highest court to block his execution so evidence from his murder trial can be retested. Continue reading

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{FD} Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution

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Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a 10-day period. Continue reading

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{FD} Execution witnesses needed in Arkansas

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Arkansas is looking for volunteers to witness an unprecedented number of executions taking place over ten days in April. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 charged after New York man’s body found on Arkansas farm

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Police have arrested two more people after finding the body of an elderly New York man in a suitcase on an Arkansas farm. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildlife park under scrutiny again after monkey loses body parts, lion cub dies

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A wildlife park in Arkansas could lose its operating license or face fines  after a lion cub accidentally hung itself and a monkey lost fingertips. Continue reading

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{FD} Teenager discovers 7.44 carat diamond in Arkansas state park

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A teenager made the discovery of a lifetime when he stumbled across a 7.44 carat diamond at an Arkansas state park. Continue reading

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