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Texas death row appeal hinges on racist testimony

Attorneys for Texas death row inmate Duane Buck — a black man whose sentencing trial included testimony claiming he was more likely to be a future danger because of his race — will try to convince the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to order lower courts to reconsider the impact of the racially...
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