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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, pictured here during an interview last month, ended the state's Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood two years ago. He praised the circuit court's decision. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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Staff at the Secretary of State's Office inspect the damage to the new Ten Commandments monument outside the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., on Wednesday morning. Police say a car crashed into it less than 24 hours after it was installed. Jill Zeman Bleed/AP hide caption

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A 1984 photo shows Steven Dishman, who was serving a seven-year sentence for theft of property and burglary convictions when he escaped on May 28, 1985. Dishman was arrested on Sunday in Springdale, Ark., by local law enforcement and state troopers. Arkansas Department of Corrections via AP hide caption

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Arkansas Department of Corrections via AP

Kris Ingram, a DJ hired to perform at a prom at The Rustic Barn, looks through debris for his equipment after the event venue in Canton, Texas, sustained major tornado damage on Sunday. Brandon Wade/Reuters hide caption

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Arkansas wrapped up an aggressive execution schedule Thursday, putting to death its fourth inmate in eight days. Kenneth Williams, 38, received a lethal injection Thursday night at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner, Ark. Arkansas Department of Correction/AP hide caption

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This combination of undated file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Jack Jones Jr., left, and Marcel Williams. The two Arkansas inmates were put to death Monday, in the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years. AP hide caption

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Protesters gather outside the state Capitol building in Little Rock, Ark., on Friday to voice their opposition to the executions that were scheduled for the next two weeks. On Friday and Saturday, two judges blocked the executions from moving forward; the state is appealing. Kelly P. Kissel/AP hide caption

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This combination of undated photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows the death row inmates in question. Top row (from left): Jack Harold Jones Jr., Marcel Williams, Stacey E. Johnson, Ledell Lee. Bottom row (from left): Jason F. McGehee, Kenneth Williams, Don Davis and Bruce Earl Ward. McGehee's execution was blocked by federal judge last week. Arkansas Department of Correction via AP hide caption

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Arkansas Department of Correction via AP

This combination of undated photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death row inmates slated to die in April. Top row (from left): Jack Harold Jones Jr., Marcel Williams, Stacey E. Johnson, Ledell Lee. Bottom row (from left): Jason F. McGehee, Kenneth Williams, Don Davis and Bruce Earl Ward. Arkansas Department of Correction via AP hide caption

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Arkansas Department of Correction via AP

Researchers used online data to model the vaccination rate in communities affected by an outbreak of mumps in Arkansas. Maimuna Majumder/HealthMap; Alyson Hurt/NPR hide caption

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Maimuna Majumder/HealthMap; Alyson Hurt/NPR