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Missouri Executes First Openly Transgender Person in US History

On Tuesday night, Missouri carried out the first known execution of an openly transgender person in the United States. Amber McLaughlin, who was convicted of a 2003 murder and unsuccessfully sought clemency from the governor, was put to death by lethal injection. McLaughlin was pronounced dead at 6:51 p.m. at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre,…