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Nebraska lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

May 20, 2015, 02:50 pm CDT

By a 32-15 vote, Nebraska lawmakers on Wednesday agreed to abolish the death penalty, which has not been imposed in the state since 1997.

The margin by which the bill passed in the unicameral state legislature is more than sufficient to override a promised veto by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts,… full story

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