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Kentucky, Tennessee turn over drugs used in executions

KY. ,TENN. TURN OVER DRUGS USED IN EXECUTIONS

Kentucky and Tennessee turned over their supplies of a drug used in executions to the federal authorities Friday, weeks after Georgia's supply was seized because of questions about how it had been imported. Production of the drug, sodium thiopental, a sedative used in lethal injections, was discontinued in January in the United States after a shortage that lasted months, leaving many states scrambling to find alternative supplies. The DEA and state officials have given few details about the inquiry except saying there were questions about whether the drug was imported properly.

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Airstrike kills 3 in car near Gaza City

Israeli aircraft killed three Palestinian militants who were planning to abduct Israelis over the forthcoming Jewish festival of Passover, the military said today. A spokeswoman said an "aircraft had fired at a terror squad of the terror group Hamas." Witnesses said a missile fired from an aircraft hit a car as it was traveling near Gaza City just before 2 a.m. local time.

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Los Angeles: Former state insurance adjuster John Floyd Thomas, 74, was sentenced to life in prison Friday for murdering seven women in sexual attacks that terrified Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Kentucky, Tennessee turn over drugs used in executions

04/02/11 [Last modified: Saturday, April 2, 2011 12:27am]

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