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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
- Jury may decide on death penalty Friday
Jurors are expected to begin deliberating whether a southwestern Indiana man should be put to death after he was convicted of setting the fire that killed his fiancee's two children. Read more at www.WISHTV.com
June 21, 2013 - WISH-TV Indianapolis
- Just how likely is China to execute anyone for fouling up the environment?
The Chinese government is getting serious about pollution—deathly serious, in fact. Severe polluters may now be put to death, as Xinhua reports, replacing penalties that had been “lax and superficial,” ...
June 20, 2013 - Quartz via Yahoo! Finance