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This April 12, 2005 file photo shows the death chamber at the Missouri Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Mo.

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Nixon halts execution

Cites propofol concerns

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday halted what was to have been the first U.S. execution to use the popular anesthetic propofol, following threats from the European Union to limit the drug’s export if it were used for that purpose.

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