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New York May Not Reinstate Death Penalty

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New York May Not Reinstate Death Penalty

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New York May Not Reinstate Death Penalty

New York May Not Reinstate Death Penalty

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New York State appears poised to abandon the death penalty. The state's highest court struck it down last year, and the legislature is struggling over whether to resurrect it: Some legislators who voted for the death penalty in 1995 have changed their minds.