As execution drugs grow short, states scramble on capital punishment

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Two cells on Death Row in the Old Idaho State Penitentiary on July 31, 2013 in Boise, Idaho.

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Two cells on Death Row in the Old Idaho State Penitentiary on July 31, 2013 in Boise, Idaho.

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(RNS) In a nation in which the overwhelming method of execution is via lethal injection, corrections officials are having difficulty getting their hands on the drugs they need.