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Resumed Federal Executions Raise Death Penalty’s 2020 Stakes

WASHINGTON — The question to Michael Dukakis, the Democratic presidential candidate in 1988, was brutally personal. "If Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?" Bernard Shaw, a CNN anchor, asked, r...
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Brown Orders New DNA Testing in Old Murder Case

(California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File) SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered new DNA tests that a condemned inmate says could clear him in a 35-year-old quadruple murder case, which has drawn national attention. ...