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nd so, another working week will soon draw to a close. Not a moment too soon, yes? This is, as you know, our treasured signal to daydream about weekend plans. Our agenda is rather modest. We plan to putter around the Pharmalot grounds, indulge our shortest person, and catch up sundry matters. And what about you? This is a delicious time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. Conversely, you could tidy up around the castle. You could make time for someone special. Or simply do something completely different. Well, whatever you do, have a grand time. But be safe. Enjoy, and see you soon …

Four states that have the death penalty — Arkansas, Arizona, Mississippi, and Virginia — are stockpiling drugs for lethal injections that could be used in tens of thousands of potentially lifesaving medical operations, the Guardian writes, citing a study. The medicines could otherwise be used for treating 11,257 patients in surgeries and other possibly life-or-death procedures.

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