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Maryland becomes the 18th US state to repeal the death penalty.
UK presses US over death penalty

After Maryland repeals the death penalty, the UK hopes it will eventually lead to a nationwide ban on capital punishment in the US.

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Nick Spencer & Andy Walton: 'Organised political activity is not a sinister activity conducted only by a handful of shadowy organisations: it is the bread and butter of a democratic society.'
Comment: What makes the religious right so weak in Britain?

The rise of a religious right as a wing of the Republican party in the US led many UK analysts to predict a similar movement across the Atlantic. But even Norman Tebbit and Nadine Dorries can’t change British Christian attitudes.

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