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An Arizona prisons official says companies will no longer sell drugs that will be used to carry out the death penalty for fear that their businesses would be harmed.

Mark Henle/The Republic

A trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday over whether Arizona must reveal its supplier of execution drugs and the qualifications of the people who help the state carry out the death penalty.

Lawyers for a group of condemned prisoners who sued over how Arizona conducts executions have told a federal judge that they've reached a settlement with the state.

Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic

The Arizona Supreme Court has rejected a broad challenge to the state's death penalty law, rejecting arguments that it allows too many possible grounds to apply capital punishment to individual defendants.

AP/Ric Feld

 A judge presiding over a lawsuit that protests how Arizona carries out the death penalty extracted promises in court from the state Wednesday that it won't use the sedative midazolam in future executions.

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