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Man who murdered in Madison meets death himself; Common Core largely affirmed; 9 more state stories

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White supremacist Joseph Paul Franklin was put to death Wednesday morning at a state prison in Bonne Terre Missouri.

He targeted blacks, Jews, and gays in a nationwide killing spree that began in Madison in 1977, and continued until 1980.

The Missouri Corrections Department said the 63-year-old Franklin died at 6:17 a.m. -- the first death row inmate in the Show-Me state to die from a single drug known as pento-barbital.

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