U.S. Death Penalty Numbers are the Lowest in Decades

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This year, 30 people were sentenced to death in the U.S., and 20 people were executed. Those numbers are the lowest in decades, says the Death Penalty Information Center, which advocates against capital punishment, NPR reports. The 2016 numbers fit with a multi-decade trend. Death sentences and executions have been declining . . .

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