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These Men Spent 27 Years in Prison for a Crime They Did Not Commit

The two brothers and childhood friend are finally exonerated

In 1975, three young men were wrongfully convicted of the murder of a Cleveland salesman…

By Cristie Leondis

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Botched Oklahoma Execution: Condemned dies after “43 minutes”

Witnesses say it took Clayton Lockett more than forty minutes to die and he was left writhing in agony on the gurney, eventually dying of a heart attack.

An execution using a lethal injection in Oklahoma usually averaged about six minutes.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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N.C. Repeals Its Death Penalty Racial Bias Law

State's increasingly conservative legislature ends lifeline for death row inmates

The 152 people awaiting executions on death-row will lose a lifeline in capital punishment cases.

By Aaron Morrison

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In the News: Obama Raises Over $70 Million for 2012 Campaign; Gallup Poll Shows 35 Percent Oppose Death Penalty and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Why Twitter Couldn’t Save Troy Davis

It's what you do once you've signed off and engaged the real world that is the true measure of your activism.

I cared about Troy Davis—not just him, but the millions of others like him behind…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Prosecutor Cool To Plea Shift In Recruiter Killing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A prosecutor said Friday he won’t waive the death penalty…

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