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 Arizona is adding another drug combination to its execution protocols as the federal government continues withholding a drug shipment that the state Department of Corrections was supposed to receive in July.
   The state also says it's asking a federal court to end a stay on a lawsuit filed by a group of death row inmates seeking more information about execution drugs and manufacturers.
   Both parties in the suit agreed to put it on hold last November, and Arizona can't seek any death warrants until it's resolved.
   The state says it plans on contesting an FDA decision to seize a shipment of sodium thiopental, a sedative used in executions that's not allowed in the U.S. The feds stopped the shipment at the Phoenix airport in July, saying it was illegal.
 

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