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The Girl At The Edge of Everything

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Ariana, a foster child, is entering the most formative years of her life. She faces a daily struggle to become more than another lost cause.

R: Roper V. Simmons

Photo courtesy of the Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri residents age 17 and younger could be sentenced to death, until 2005

A: Anesthesiologists

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The Hippocratic oath advises to do no harm, leaving physicians who administer the death penalty with an ethical dilemma  

Z: Zip codes

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Executions in Missouri are disproportionately concentrated and inconsistent

N: Nixon, Gov. Jay

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The state’s highest elected official has the sole power to grant or deny clemency to capital punishment inmates

D: DNA

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Advances in technology have created a test with the power to overturn convictions

X: Xenophon

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The ancient Greek wrote about a quick death, something denied to Emmitt Foster in 1995