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US lethal injection drug controversy

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt statement on Supreme Court ruling: 'The state of Oklahoma is vested with the authority to carry out the sentence of death handed out by juries for the most heinous of crimes. State officials act deliberately and thoughtfully in carrying out this responsibility. This marks the eighth time a court has reviewed and upheld as constitutional the lethal injection protocol used by Oklahoma. The Court's ruling preserves the ability of the Department of Corrections to proceed with carrying out the punishment of death'

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In prepared statement, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says Supreme Court ruling clears way for executions in the state - @TLockette_Star

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US supreme court says sedative drug used in Oklahoma lethal injection process does not violate Constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment - @Reuters

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Editor's note: After today's two Supreme Court decisions, five cases remain before the term ends, typically at the end of June. The high court has yet to rule on major cases involving the legalities of same-sex marriage and a lethal injection drug used in recent botched executions. More decisions are expected tomorrow and possibly moving into next week. - Rebecca

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2 inmates escape from New York prison, June 2015

Editor's note: We are watching for the Supreme Court to issue another batch of decisions from this term at 10 a.m. ET, with an eye out for major rulings on the legalities of same-sex marriage, Obamacare subsidies upon which as many as 9 million people are dependent and a lethal injection drug used in a recent botched execution in Oklahoma. At noon, we will live stream a media briefing from NY State Police on the search for 2 escaped inmates, which has shifted to Franklin County. - Tricia

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Obama health care law

Editor's note: The Supreme Court issued just one decision this morning and granted three other cases. The next decision day for the court is scheduled for June 18. Orders on health care, same-sex marriage and death penalty drug cases still remain. - Rebecca

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US lethal injection drug controversy

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito accused those trying to prevent use of midazolam in lethal injection procedures in Oklahoma of waging a 'guerrilla war against the death penalty' - @washingtonpost

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US Supreme Court closely divided on ideological grounds over whether Oklahoma lethal injection drug is constitutional - @Reuters

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signs bill allowing executions through nitrogen hypoxia - @koconews

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Georgia officials: Nothing wrong with cloudy lethal injection drug that was set to be used in scheduled execution - @ajc

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American Pharmacists Association adopts policy discouraging members from providing death penalty drugs - @AP

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Gov. Gary Herbert signs law making Utah the only state to use firing squads if lethal drugs are unavailable - @AP

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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he will likely approve bill allowing firing squad for executions - @AP

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Missouri executes man missing piece of his brain for 1996 shooting death of sheriff's deputy - @AP

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Supreme Court denies stay of execution for Missouri prisoner Cecil Clayton, who is missing a piece of his brain - @NBCNews

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New documents reveal botched Oklahoma execution details - @cnnbrk

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Texas is set to use one of its 2 remaining doses of an execution drug to kill a Mexican Mafia hitman - @NBCNews

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More: Utah Republican Rep. Paul Ray says aim of bill allowing use of firing squad is meant to give state option amid nationwide shortage of lethal injection drugs - @AP

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Utah lawmakers vote to become only state to allow firing squad if lethal drugs not available for executions - @AP

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Georgia puts executions on temporary hold to examine cloudy drug that postponed inmate's death - @AP

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