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A Tale of Two Terrorists: Both Convicted, One Condemned to Die
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The death penalty verdict in the trial of the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been presented as a rational outcome of the facts, yet other terrorists whose acts were far more destructive, like the 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, have been shown mercy.The death penalty verdict in the trial of the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been presented as a rational outcome of the facts, yet other terrorists, like the 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, have been shown mercy.

Egypt Sentences 683 to Death, Bans Youth Movement

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A judge in Egypt on Monday sentenced 683 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death, including the group's leader, in a trial that Human Rights Watch has deemed unfair. Simultaneously, the April 6 movement that ignited the country's revolution has been banned for the crimes of embarrassing Egypt and protesting without permission.

Budget Crises Put an Expiration Date on Death Row

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At least five states are considering getting rid of the death penalty, but the possible repeals have nothing to do with ethics. A study has shown that executions cost taxpayers three times as much as putting an inmate away for life, and budget shortfalls are making even capital punishment hawks doubt the sensibility of their position.

Fighting Corporations and a Death Sentence

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Four years after a health insurance company decided her life wasn’t worth saving, 18-year-old Miran Istina, who suffers from myelogenous leukemia, has dedicated her struggle to the global fight against the corporate control of politics. (more)

No Clemency for Troy Davis

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Despite worldwide protests and letters from the likes of President Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and 51 members of Congress, the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles ruled Tuesday morning that Troy Davis should die by lethal injection Wednesday.

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