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This file photo shows the death chamber at the Missouri Correctional Center in Bonne Terre. Missouri’s decision to not use the anesthetic propofol for capital punishment leaves the state with dwindling options as it seeks to execute two convicted murderers.

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Other states also scrambling for execution drugs

While the Missouri Department of Corrections has remained quiet about its plans to develop a new lethal injection protocol, other states also face the challenge of finding a drug or combination of drugs to use for executions.

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