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Lethal injection, revealed

April 29, 2007

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THOUGH NEARLY all industrial democracies have abolished the death penalty, it survives in the United States, in part because the states where it is legal have sought to make it antiseptic. The era of public hangings is long over, replaced in America by an impersonal, well-guarded process that minimizes discomfort for the executioners and the public. But this decades-long effort ... (Full article: 425 words)

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