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The Supreme Court Declined A Last-Minute Plea By An Inmate Sentenced To Die By Questionable Injection Drugs

The drugs Texas uses in executions are “substantially likely to cause a person to feel extreme physical pain,” a death row inmate’s attorneys wrote to the Supreme Court.

Chris McDaniel 10 months ago

A Death Row Inmate Is Suing To Halt His Execution After A BuzzFeed News Investigation

An inmate put to death with the drugs in question would be at risk of “extraordinary physical pain,” the lawsuit says.

Chris McDaniel 10 months ago

A Death Row Inmate Asks For More Time After BuzzFeed News Revealed A Troubled Source Of Texas's Execution Drugs

Using the pharmacy’s drugs would be an “unreasonable risk of a cruel execution,” his attorneys wrote to the governor.

Chris McDaniel 10 months ago

Inmates Said The Drug Burned As They Died. This Is How Texas Gets Its Execution Drugs.

Greenpark Compounding Pharmacy gave kids the wrong medicine. It forged documents. Its employees didn’t wash their hands adequately. So why did the state with the most executions hire it to make lethal injection drugs?

Chris McDaniel 10 months ago

Here’s The Horrifying History Of The Electric Chair That Might Soon Kill An Inmate In Tennessee

Documents obtained by BuzzFeed News show the original sales pitch for the Tennessee machine in 1985. The chair has only been used once so far.

Nidhi Subbaraman One year ago

Vermont Diocese Will Release Some Names Of Accused Pedophile Priests

The announcement comes a day after a BuzzFeed News report about the decision to keep those names secret.

Chris McDaniel One year ago

The Secret Results Of Vermont’s Investigation Into Sex Abuse By Priests

The attorney general’s office felt it “would not be prudent” to release the results.

Chris McDaniel One year ago

Robert Mueller Is Asking About This Little-Known Chapter Of Michael Cohen’s New York Life

The raid on President Trump’s personal lawyer may have involved a surprising period in Cohen’s life. The special counsel has been asking questions about it and the controversial businesspeople who were his partners at the time.

Anthony Cormier One year ago

Missouri Fought For Years To Hide Where It Got Its Execution Drugs. Now We Know What They Were Hiding.

The state of Missouri did everything it could to keep secret where it got the drugs it used to put 17 inmates to death. Now, BuzzFeed News has discovered the supplier is a pharmacy repeatedly found to engage in hazardous practices that could put patients — and convicts — at risk.

Chris McDaniel One year ago

Trump Advisers Secretly Met With Jordan’s King While One Was Pushing A Huge Nuclear Power Deal

Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, and Steve Bannon met with King Abdullah II while Flynn was reportedly pressing for a controversial, for-profit deal to build nuclear power plants in the Middle East.

Jason Leopold 2 years ago

Trump’s Personal Lawyer To Meet With Senate Next Week

After a 35-page dossier alleged that Michael Cohen worked with Russian officials during the 2016 election, President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and confidante is set to speak with congressional investigators.

Chris McDaniel 2 years ago

A Trump Employee Said He Knew Of Misconduct At The Company. Then He Claimed His Family Was Assaulted

A mother and her young son said they were terrorized by Trump security in 1995, after a family member announced plans to reveal “financial improprieties.”

Chris McDaniel 2 years ago

Texas’s Illegal Execution Drugs From India Have Expired. It Plans To Buy More.

Three states spent more than $75,000 to buy a banned execution drug from India. The FDA blocked the shipments, a court fight ensued, and last month the drugs expired.

Chris McDaniel 2 years ago

Michael Cohen Pitched Investors For A Powerful Ukrainian Oligarch’s Company

The oligarch has been investigated for money laundering and the FBI has tied three of his employees to the Russian mob. When he and his partner wanted to build an ethanol factory, their company sought help from Michael Cohen, now the president’s personal attorney.

Anthony Cormier 2 years ago

Texas Sues Trump Administration To Recover Execution Drugs It Bought From India

Texas and two other states bought a massive amount of execution drugs from India. The FDA says the drug is illegal to import, so Texas is taking them to court.

Chris McDaniel 2 years ago

Here's Why The Feds Banned Two States' Death Penalty Drugs

The FDA banned shipments of execution drugs states have been trying to get for months. BuzzFeed News obtained the letter that shows why.

Chris McDaniel 2 years ago

Trump Administration Blocks Shipment Of Illegal Execution Drugs

Texas and Arizona bought 2,000 vials of a now-banned anesthetic from a supplier in India. Thursday, Justice Department lawyers told a court the FDA "has issued a final decision, refusing admission of the detained drugs into the United States."

Chris McDaniel 2 years ago

How Trump's Lawyer Placed A Big Casino Bet That Left Dozens Empty-Handed

Years before Trump’s candidacy, Michael D. Cohen backed a different kind of venture: a gambling cruise that stiffed employees and vendors, and blew off many of the ensuing lawsuits.

Anthony Cormier 2 years ago

A Suspicious Death In Trump's Orbit? "Total Bullshit," Says Family

Despite extraordinary claims by a pro-Kremlin lawmaker — and a close connection to the president’s personal attorney — Alex Oronov died after a long illness, says his son-in-law.

Jason Leopold 2 years ago

Two Justices Warn Loophole Could Allow States To Conduct Otherwise Unconstitutional Executions

Alabama inmate Tommy Arthur asked to be executed by a firing squad instead of the state's three-drug protocol. Justice Sotomayor, joined by Justice Breyer, said he had met his "macabre challenge," but the court won't hear his case.

Chris McDaniel 2 years ago