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The Only Way to Get Arkansas Legislators Out of the Exam Room Is To Take Them To Court
Arkansans have plenty of health needs their politicians should address — from the third highest maternal mortality rate in the U.S . to an opioid epidemic . Yet Arkansas politicians have spent their energies blocking a woman's access to abortion care with ever crueler means. Before 2017, Arkansas...
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Meet the Southern Senators Critical to Blocking Obamacare's Repeal
Before leaving town for the July 4 recess, the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as "Obamacare" — and this week Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky put the proposal on the fast track . The measure, which could...
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Demand for Probe as Arkansas Killing Spree Concludes With 'Shaking and Convulsions'
In letter sent to Arkansas governor, victim's daughter pleads for clemency: "His execution will not bring my father back or return to us what has been taken, but it will cause additional suffering."
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'Conveyor Belt of Death' Continues as Arkansas Carries Out Double Execution
'The sentences of Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are another heinous example of how the death penalty is applied to people with severe mental impairments and history of abuse'
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In Its Rush to Kill, Arkansas May Have Executed an Innocent Man
Ledell Lee’s first hard-knock moment came even before he was born. His mom, 16 and on her third pregnancy by a man years older than she was, drank and smoked through his pregnancy. Because of her substance abuse, Ledell was born with a fetal alcohol syndrome disorder, a medical condition that left...
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With First Vote, Gorsuch Allows 'Machinery of Death' to Whir On in Arkansas
Ledell Lee, who maintained his innocence until the end, was executed just before midnight on Thursday
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Blocking Execution, US Supreme Court Deals Blow to Arkansas' "Hankering to Kill"
With five more men slated for execution, death-penalty critics are encouraging people to speak out
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Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas' Execution Spree
Judge Kristine G. Baker argued that the state's reliance on the execution drug midazolam threatens the plaintiffs constitutional rights
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The so-called "death chamber" at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Huntsville Unit in Huntsville, Texas. News
Drug Makers Join Lawsuit Against Arkansas' "Conveyor Belt" of Executions
"The companies are understandably appalled at the prospect of their medicines being used in America's largest mass execution since the civil rights era"
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Time Running Out to Halt Arkansas's "Execution Assembly Line"
Governor's plan could lead to "torturing prisoners to death"
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