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Top Stories: Controversial Execution Drug Expires; Joe Straus Hits Back At So-Called Bathroom Bill

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The top local stories this evening from KERA News: Vials of a banned execution drug Texas has been fighting to use have expired. Texas – along with two other states – tried to buy sodium thiopental from a drug supplier in India, named Chris Harris, back in 2015. Though, the Food and Drug Administration seized the shipments because this powerful anesthetic is outlawed in the United States.