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Obama troubled by botched execution

US President Barack Obama, in his first public comments on the case, called the botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate “deeply troubling” and announced that he is going to ask the US attorney-general to analyze problems surrounding the application of the death penalty in the US. In his comments on the case of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett, the president — who formerly taught constitutional law — expressed conflicting feelings about the death penalty and said Americans need to “ask ourselves some difficult…