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Judge Orders Halt To Federal Executions That Were Set To Resume This Week

Judge Orders Halt To Federal Executions That Were Set To Resume This Week

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Updated at 12:30 pm ET A federal judge in Washington has blocked federal executions scheduled for this week, citing concerns that the lethal injection protocol involved is "very likely to cause extreme pain and needless suffering." Judge Tanya Chutkan said the last-minute ruling only hours before …

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