Arizona’s Reported ‘Zyklon B’ Plan for Executions Provokes Anger

Global headlines reflected the anger of death camp survivors and others after The Guardian published documents showing the state planned to return to the use of hydrogen cyanide, a gas associated with what the Nazis called Zyklon B.

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Stop the Executions, President Biden

Virginia’s move to end the death penalty was a welcome step. The administration can do more.

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Criminal Justice Is a State Issue

State power is the path to racial equality and liberation.

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Virus Hits Federal Death Row, Prompting Calls for Delays in Executions

At least 14 of the roughly 50 men held in the secure facility at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., have tested positive. Staff members involved in executions have also gotten sick.

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U.S. Schedules First Execution of a Woman in Nearly 70 Years

Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, was convicted of killing a pregnant woman and attempting to pass the baby off as her own.

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U.S. Plans to Execute Inmate Who Murdered Two Youth Ministers

Christopher Andre Vialva, 40, scheduled for execution on Thursday, would be the seventh federal inmate and the first Black man put to death since federal executions resumed last year.

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