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Maryland Senate panel approves repeal of death penalty

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ANNAPOLIS - Legislation to repeal Maryland's death penalty scraped out of a state Senate committee Thursday night. The measure -- a legislative priority of Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley -- would abolish the death penalty and replace it with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. The measure passed out of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee with a 6-5 vote. It is expected...

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