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Thursday, March 05, 2015

A death chamber in Huntsville, TX, June 23, 2000. (Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty)

Oklahoma's New Gas Chamber: 'A Human Experiment'

Oklahoma is on its way to becoming the first state in the nation to use nitrogen gas to execute death row inmates. Both houses of the state's legislature have approved separate bills to allow for the procedure. This is all happening as the Supreme Court prepares to review lethal injection procedures in Oklahoma. Their specific method involves a deadly cocktail that resulted in a botched execution last spring. Richard Dieter, the executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, discusses his concerns about this new execution model.

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Today's Takeaways: A New Clinton Scandal, A Habitable Moon, and Science For Sale

The Takeaway looks at a new scandal swirling around Hillary Clinton, we explore what a habitable moon would look like, and we discuss the corporate business of buying experts.