U.S. executions fell in 2014, Amnesty International reports

April 1, 2015 1:14 AM

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U.S. executions fell in 2014, Amnesty International reports

Executions and death sentences dropped in the United States last year in another sign that support for the punishment may be on the decline, a new report from Amnesty International says.

The United States remained the only country in the Western Hemisphere to carry out executions during 2014, the international human rights group says in a report to be released Wednesday. But the number of executions fell to 35 from 39 the previous year. The number of death sentences handed out also ...

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