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Arkansas has new supply of lethal drug; AG seeks execution

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has a new supply of a controversial lethal injection drug months after the state put four men to death over an eight-day period, officials said Thursday, as the attorney general asked the governor to set an execution date for an inmate. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to schedule an execution for Jack Greene, who was convicted in the 1991 killing of Sidney Jethro Burnett after Burnett and his wife accused Greene of arson. Rutledge said Greene … Read the referenced┬ástory here:…

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America Is Hooked on the Drug of White Supremacy

Carol Anderson, The GuardianThe United States is in a tailspin. White supremacists are on the march – and have left a trail of blood and destruction in their wake. A march in Charlottesville, Virginia, filled with torches, Nazi flags and chants of “White Lives Matter,” culminated in violence that claimed at least one life, and left many more injured. … Read the referenced┬ástory here: America Is Hooked on the Drug of White Supremacy

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Epilepsy drug discovered in fish model shows promise in small pediatric clinical trial

Science ‘Bench-to-bedside’ describes research that has progressed from basic science in animal models that has led to therapies used in patients. Now, a study describes what could be considered a direct ‘aquarium-to-bedside’ approach, taking a drug discovered in a genetic zebrafish model of epilepsy and testing it, with promising results, in a small number of children with the disease. Epilepsy drug discovered in fish model shows promise in small pediatric clinical trial

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Families of victims of Philippines drug crackdown win legal challenge

Top Stories: MANILA (Reuters) – A Philippines court granted protection on Friday to families of five people killed or wounded by police and the right to access police case reports, in the first successful legal challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown on drugs. Families of victims of Philippines drug crackdown win legal challenge

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