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Florida tries again to fix death-penalty law

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Florida lawmakers are trying for the second year in a row to fix the state’s death penalty law. The Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to require a unanimous jury decision to impose the death penalty. The House is also prepared for a vote on the issue. It could be the first major bill sent to Gov. Rick Scott this year. The U.S. Supreme Court in January 2016 declared the state’s death penalty sentencing law unconstitutional because it gave too much…

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