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Nonpartisan study has 39 ways to improve capital punishment

Posted: May 8, 2014 at 5:53 a.m.

States should use only one drug to carry out death sentences, and it should be a single anesthetic or barbiturate that the U.S. government has approved for executions, according to a new report by a bipartisan panel of criminal justice experts that was released Wednesday.

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Insurance executives (from left) Brian Evanko, with Cigna; J. Darren Rodgers, with Health Care Service Corp.; and Dennis Matheis, with Wellpoint; testify Wednesday before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in Washington.

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