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    Posted on November 20, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    Updated Wednesday, Nov 20 at 2:00 PM

    Joseph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri, the state’s first execution in nearly three years.

    By staff and Associated Press