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  • The Death Penalty's Slow But Seemingly Sure Decline
    The death penalty has become a bit like the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland . It may never fade away entirely, but capital punishment is certainly less visible or actively pursued than it used to be. In May, Maryland became the sixth state in as many years to abolish the death penalty. Across the nation as a whole, fewer criminals are being put to death. Last year, 43 were executed, down ...
    June 21, 2013 - KERA North Texas
  • China Threatens Death Penalty for Serious Polluters
    China has stepped up its efforts to reduce pollution in the country, but no one expected them to take it as far as threatening the death penalty to those who do not abide by the rules.  Last month, the country admitted that cancer villages exist in China. They outlined guidelines to what companies and others need to do to curb pollution and reduce the affects it has on local communities. But now ...
    June 21, 2013 - Opposing Views
  • Oregon death row inmate cannot reject reprieve, court rules
    By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - A condemned murderer who tried to seek his own death warrant after Oregon's anti-death penalty governor stopped all executions in the state cannot reject that reprieve, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. Democratic governor John Kitzhaber, in a major salvo in the nation's long-running battle over capital punishment, issued a blanket reprieve ...
    June 21, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

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