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Anti-death penalty advocates Sylvester Schieber, left, his wife, Vicki, center, Kirk Bloodsworth, the first American sentenced to death row who was exonerated by DNA, and NAACP President Ben Jealous, right, react after watching the Maryland General Assembly approve a measure to ban capital punishment in Annapolis, Md., Friday, March 15, 2013. The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is expected to sign it. Maryland would become the 18th state to abolish the death penalty. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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