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Governor halts death row executions in California

USATODAY.com Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom called the death penalty "a failure" that "has discriminated against defendants who are mentally ill, black, brown, or can't afford legal representation." Wednesday Newsom placed a moratorium on California's executions . (Mar 13)
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom is halting the execution of more than 700 condemned inmates on the nation's largest death row Wednesday, for at least as long as he's governor.

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