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Support for death penalty drops to a four-decade low

WASHINGTON — Support for the death penalty, which peaked in the mid-1990s, has dropped to a four-decade low, according to new data from the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. Just under half of respondents, 49 percent, said they supported capital punishment in murder cases, Pew found, while 42...
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