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Texas Man Killed By Allegedly Expired Execution Drugs

By Victoria Kim

Willie Tyrone Trottie was given a dose of pentobarbital that his lawyers claimed was past its expiration date. MORE  

St. Louis Public Radio Exposes Truth About Legal Injection Drugs

By Desiree Bowie

The state of Missouri has courted controversy for using Penobarbitol, a drug commonly used to euthanize animals. MORE  

Appeals Court Delays Execution Over Drug Secrecy

By Shawn Dwyer

A stay in the execution of Arizona inmate Joseph Wood could find its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 19, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Governor Cuomo turns tail and refuses to sign medical pot bill, FBI accidentally leaks drug bitcoin buyers, and man arrested for giving fifth graders booze. MORE  

Drugs Used to Execute Inmates Too Painful to Use on Animals

By Paul Gaita

A bipartisan think tank has recommended that states use a one-drug cocktail, not the three-drug combo that led to the recent botched execution of Clayton Lockett. MORE  

Oklahoma Inmate Had Drugs Injected Through Groin During Botched Execution

By McCarton Ackerman

New details have emerged following the horrific lethal injection of death row inmate Clayton Lockett last week. MORE  

Oklahoma Places Temporary Hold On Executions After Botched Injection

By McCarton Ackerman

Convicted murderer Clayton Lockett suffered for 43 minutes before he finally died of a heart attack. MORE  

Texas Judge Halts Executions Over Drug Supply Source

By Paul Gaita

The controversy over the use of less effective execution drugs heated up in the Lone Star state over revealing the source of the supplier. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 22, 2014

'Buffy' star Nicholas Brendon heading to rehab, Murietta mayor resigns after DUI crash, and man arrested after leaving 'smelly' bag of drugs on bus.

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Kentucky Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against OxyContin Maker

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has joined two California counties and the city of Chicago in suing the makers of the highly addictive painkiller.

10/21/14 7:30pm
Yonkers Police Officers Charged With Lying About Drugs to Obtain Search Warrant

Dario Tena fell 30 feet to his death after Christian Koch and Neil Vera lied to a judge in order to obtain a warrant.

10/21/14 5:30pm
Toys "R" Us Sells ‘Breaking Bad’ Figurines That Come With Bags of Meth, Cash

A Florida mother and fan of the show has started a campaign to have the toy store chain remove the figures from their shelves.

10/21/14 3:30pm
California Docs Face Mandatory Drug Testing If Prop 46 Passes

Opponents claim that the drug testing provision is to disguise the true nature of the proposition—raising the cap on non-economic damages for lawsuits.

10/21/14 1:00pm

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