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Arkansas execution: Judge orders post-mortem

A judge has ordered a post-mortem exam on the body of a man executed by lethal injection who was reportedly in pain during his final moments. District Judge Kristine Baker’s order came hours after Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson dismissed calls for an in-depth review. Kenneth Williams, the fourth prisoner executed in eight days, convulsed and groaned, witnesses said. His lawyers described his death on Thursday as “horrifying”. In addition to the examination, Judge Baker also ordered the preservation blood and tissue samples from Williams’s body. Her decision came after Jason ...

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Arkansas executes Ledell Lee in first death penalty use in 12 years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Arkansas has executed Ledell Lee in the US state’s first use of the death penalty in 12 years. It came after the US Supreme Court rejected a challenge arguing Arkansas was unfairly rushing several executions before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires at the end of April. On Thursday the state’s Supreme Court overturned a ruling blocking the use of a different drug. Lee was convicted for murder and recently told the BBC he was innocent. His third request to stay ...

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Wild Arkansas win over TCU is bad news for Big 12

1:06 AM ET FORT WORTH, Texas — The game was over. Well, it was supposed to be over. Then, it was definitely over, but somehow it wasn’t. This one kid’s knee was supposed to be down, but it magically wasn’t. One quarterback rose from the dead to deliver a marvelous comeback, while the other one went from alive to dead to alive again at the very end of regulation when E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G was on the line. Easy field goals ended with nightmarish outcomes. Oh, and there was overtime. Two, actually. Austin ...

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Federal judge blocks Arkansas restrictions on abortion pill

A federal judge on Thursday granted a two-week restraining order against an Arkansas law restricting use of the so-called abortion pill, one day before the statute was to go into effect. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, which operates two clinics in Arkansas, had challenged the law and U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker heard arguments on Wednesday before granting on Thursday the group’s request for a temporary stay preventing the law’s enforcement. The judge will hear further arguments, but in her ruling said Planned Parenthood had a substantial chance of prevailing ...

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Armed suspect taken into custody at Arkansas State University

[unable to retrieve full-text content] (Reuters) – An armed man crashed a pickup truck on the campus of Arkansas State University on Thursday and was taken into custody by police after a standoff lasting about an hour, school officials and law enforcement said, adding no one was injured. Reuters: Most Read Articles

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