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Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaking on Feb. 1. Kasich has postponed the state's next eight executions amidst a legal challenge to Ohio's lethal injection protocol. Andrew Welsh-Huggins/AP hide caption

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The death chamber at the Southern Ohio Corrections Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, as seen in 2005. A federal judge has rejected the state's lethal injection drug protocol, postponing three upcoming executions. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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Gray was convicted of murdering an entire family in 2006 and given the death penalty for killing the children. His execution would be the first known instance of any state using a dose of the sedative midazolam that was procured from a compounding pharmacy. Virginia Department of Corrections via AP hide caption

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Melvin Graham, whose sister Cynthia Hurd was murdered by Dylann Roof, makes a statement outside the federal courthouse in Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday. Brooks Brunson/The Post And Courier via AP hide caption

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After Failed Coup, Some Turks Call For Reinstating The Death Penalty

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Anti-death penalty activists, including members of MoveOn.org and other advocay groups, rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in a final attempt to prevent the execution of Oklahoma inmate Richard Glossip on Sept. 29. Larry French/Getty Images hide caption

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Are Last-Minute Death Penalty Delays Cruel And Unusual Punishment?

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Jury Begins Debating Whether Colorado Should Execute Theater Shooter

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A composite image of file photos shows Australians Myuran Sukumaran (left) and Andrew Chan in Denpasar district court in Bali. Indonesia executed the two men, along with six others, early Wednesday. Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Diann Rust-Tierney, executive director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, with teammate Barry Scheck, co-director of the Innocence Project. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Debate: Is It Time To Abolish The Death Penalty?

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