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California Gov. Gavin Newsom abolishes the state’s death penalty

California Gov. Gavin Newsom abolishes the state’s death penalty Gov. Gavin Newsom is ending the death penalty in California.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the recently elected Democratic executive of America’s largest state, is ending the death penalty there, granting a reprieve to more than 700 people on death row. Newsom is issuing Wednesday an executive order halting executions. There are 737 inmates currently on death row, according to the Sacramento Bee; some of them have been there for…

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