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Washington state abolishes death penalty

BBC News Friday, 12 October 2018 ()
Washington state abolishes death penaltyThe north-western US state becomes the 20th to ban capital punishment following a court decision,
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Reuters reports Washington has become the 20th U.S. state to abolish capital punishment. The state's Supreme Court struck down the death penalty on Thursday, saying in a unanimous decision that detailed its use as arbitrary and racially biased. The Washington Supreme court stated the penalty "fails...

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