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Can the death penalty be abolished?

Just hours before a scheduled execution in Georgia, a coalition of civil rights groups announced a new push to end the death penalty in the United States. The groups, including NAACP and Amnesty International, said there was new momentum for the cause as support for capital punishment erodes, more states abolish
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Christian Groups Join New Coalition to Mobilize 90 Million Americans Against the Death Penalty

WASHINGTON —The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty announced on Tuesday the launch of a new coalition uniting human rights organizations, religious groups, and pro-liberty advocacy groups to pressure state governments to put an end to capital punishment. The coalition, which has up to 15 national
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New coalition forms to push for end to capital punishment

With the country’s final executions of 2014 are scheduled to take place in Georgia, Missouri and Texas this week, a new coalition has launched a campaign to push for an end to capital punishment. The goal — to mobilize the 90 million Americans who support ending capital punishment — was announced early on Dec. 9
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Ninth execution in Missouri this year in what activists say was racially biased case

The man who killed a suburban Kansas City, Mo., gas station attendant in front of the worker’s 8-year-old stepdaughter in 1994 was put to death just past midnight on Wednesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre, the ninth execution in the Missouri this year. With Leon Taylor’s death by lethal injection, 2014 ties
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