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Alabama execution delayed after Supreme Court misses deadline to act

WASHINGTON - A bitterly split Supreme Court issued a 5-4 order early Friday morning to allow Alabama to execute a murderer by lethal injection, but he was spared because the decision came nearly three hours after his execution warrant had expired at midnight Thursday.

Alabama authorities said they would move to set a new execution date for Christopher Price, who was convicted of the sword-and-stabbing murder of

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