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US state to resume prisoner executions after 20 years

CHICAGO: The death penalty will resume in Nebraska for the first time in 20 years, with the US state planning to execute a convicted killer using a new, untested combination of drugs. State prison officials on Thursday informed Jose Sandoval — on death row for the murders of five people during a 2002 bank robbery — of their intention to execute him by lethal injection. The state intends to use a new drug protocol which could prompt legal challenges, and death penalty opponents quickly raised concerns. "Any new…