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Beto O’Rourke Regrets Voting For Pro-Death Penalty Bill: ‘That Was A Poor Decision’
"If I could have that vote again, I would not vote for it,” the Democratic presidential hopeful said in South Carolina.
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Death Penalty Opponents Are Gaining Unlikely Allies: Republicans
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GOP lawmakers in at least eight states have joined fights against capital punishment.
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Beto O’Rourke Supported The Death Penalty As Recently As 2 Years Ago
The former Texas congressman who's running for president says he now opposes capital punishment.
Gov. Gavin Newsom: 'I Can't In Good Conscience' Sign Off On Executions
The California governor said he would have been asked to approve one death each day for more than two years.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom Suspends Death Penalty
Newsom will halt the execution of more than 700 inmates on the nation’s largest death row, for as long as he’s governor.
Gov. Gavin Newsom Halts Executions In California, Calls Death Penalty 'A Failure'
The Democratic governor signed an executive order granting temporary reprieve for the state's 737 death row inmates.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom To Issue Moratorium On The Death Penalty
Newsom will halt the execution of more than 700 condemned inmates on the nation’s largest death row for at least as long as he’s governor.
Trump Pushes Executing Drug Dealers Amid Declaration Of National Border Emergency
"You can end the drug problem," the president said. "You can end it a lot faster than you think."
Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To New Charges
Robert Bowers' attorney is a noted death penalty lawyer whose past clients have included a 9/11 conspirator and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.
Death Row Inmate Found Dead In Cell After Execution Halted Twice
Scott Dozier, who spent 11 years on death row, had pleaded for his execution, insisting "life in prison isn't a life."
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America Is In The Middle Of A Death Penalty Crisis
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Our capital punishment practices are unconstitutional. Period.
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Eric Trump Says Harsh Political Rhetoric 'Might' Be Linked To Violence
Or maybe not, he tells Jeanine Pirro on Fox News.
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Trump Touts Death Penalty After Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
President Donald Trump condemned the apparent anti-Semitic attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pennsylvania.
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Washington State's Supreme Court Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional
The court ruled the punishment is applied “in an arbitrary and racially biased manner.”
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Saudi Arabia Seeks Its First Death Penalty Against Female Human Rights Activist
By Stephen Kalin, Reuters
Five activists are on trial including Israa al-Ghomgham, the first woman to possibly face the death penalty for non-violent offenses.
Tennessee Executes Inmate With Controversial Drugs Despite Sotomayor's Powerful Dissent
Justice says the U.S. is "accepting barbarism" as the execution of Billy Ray Irick is allowed to go forward.
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Pope Francis Was Right To Speak Out Against The Death Penalty. Here's Why.
The pope argued the death penalty is an attack on the dignity of humans. He has a point.
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Pope Francis Changes Church Teaching About Death Penalty, Now 'Inadmissible'
By Nicole Winfield, AP
Pope Francis has long railed against the death penalty, insisting it can never be justified.
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Egypt Court Sentences 75 To Death Over 2013 Sit-In
The 2013 sit-in supported former President Mohammed Morsi who was militarily ousted following mass protests.
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Japan Executes Last 6 Members Of Doomsday Cult Behind Subway Gas Attack
By KEN MORITSUGU and MARI YAMAGUCHI, AP
Japan has never executed so many people in one month, Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa said.
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Nevada Judge Halts Execution Set To Use Experimental Drug Cocktail
Twice-convicted killer Scott Raymond Dozier’s execution was temporarily halted after a judge sided with pharmaceutical manufacturer Alvogen.
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Justice Kennedy's Retirement Is A Setback For Death Row Inmates
The swing justice often sided with the Supreme Court's liberals in cases that limited when capital punishment was allowed.
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There Is No Reasonable Way To Say 'Abortion Is Murder'
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The anti-abortion movement is—and has always been—about punishing women for their choices.
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Trump's Latest Ideas To Combat The Opioid Epidemic Are Also His Dumbest
The president proposed the death penalty for drug dealers and a new anti-drug ad campaign. Just say no.
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Trump Pushes Drug-Dealer Death Penalty As Opioid Crisis Response
By Roberta Rampton, Reuters
He declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency in October, but without providing more money to fight the epidemic.
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Oklahoma To Become First U.S. State To Execute Death Row Inmates With Nitrogen Gas
The method would replace lethal injection as the primary method.
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