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It's still 43 people too many, but good news about the death penalty in the US

Death sentences dropped dramatically this year, marking the first time in more than three decades that judges and juries sent fewer than 100 people to death row, according to a new report from the Death Penalty Information Center.


Just 78 offenders were handed capital sentences, and only 43 inmates were executed — almost half as many as 10 years ago.

Read the whole story here at NPR.

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