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Ohio to Resume Executions as U.S. Support for Death Penalty Hits 40-Year Low

Ohio has announced plans to resume executions using lethal injection days after a new poll found that the American public’s support for the death penalty is at a 40-year low. Ohio stopped executing prisoners in 2014, citing a shortage of lethal injection drugs. On Monday, the state said it will resume executions in January using a three-drug combination: Midazolam, which causes sleep; rocuronium bromide, to paralyze; and the heart-stopping drug potassium-chloride.
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