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Oklahoma governor stays execution over lethal injection drug

The governor of the US state of Oklahoma has issued a last-minute stay of execution of an inmate convicted of ordering a murder, amid questions over one of the lethal injection drugs.

Autopsy underway after botched US execution

Officials were conducting an autopsy today on a US death row inmate who writhed, clenched his teeth and appeared to struggle before prison officials halted the execution in which Oklahoma state was using a new drug combination for the first time.

Oklahoma gives federal approval on killing horses for meat

The slaughter of horses for food had been illegal in Oklahoma since 1963 and was carried out only in Texas and Illinois until Congress stopped it in 2006.