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The firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah, in 2010. South Carolina recently passed a law to use a firing squad or the electric chair for executions, citing a lack of lethal injection drugs. South Carolina is just the fourth state to use firing squad, joining Utah, Mississippi and Oklahoma. Trent Nelson/AP hide caption

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Death Row Inmates Sue After They're Asked To Pick Firing Squad Or Electric Chair

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A group of runners compete in the New York City Marathon in 2019. It's one of many big city races to return this year after they were cancelled over pandemic health restrictions in 2020. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Big City Marathons Are Coming Back

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Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center is one of the largest safety-net hospitals in the United States. Bing Guan/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Hospitals Serving The Poor Struggled During COVID. Wealthy Hospitals Made Millions

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A physical imitation of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency is pictured with a $1 bank note. Cryptocurrencies are plunging over a range of factors, including the spillover impact from falling stock markets and fears about increased regulations. Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Bitcoin Is Plunging. What To Know About The Wild Ride In Cryptocurrencies

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