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New Push To Repeal Death Penalty In Maryland

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Gov. Martin O'Malley met with NAACP's president to discuss a repeal of the death panel on Thursday.
Gov. Martin O'Malley met with NAACP's president to discuss a repeal of the death panel on Thursday.

NAACP President Benjamin Jealous says he's hopeful the votes will be there to repeal capital punishment in Maryland in the next legislative session.

Jealous met with Gov. Martin O'Malley this morning for about 45 minutes in the Maryland State House in Annapolis to discuss the issue, according to the Associated Press.

O'Malley, a Democrat who opposes capital punishment, pushed for repeal in 2009. However, full repeal stalled in the Senate, which opted to limit when capital cases could be sought instead of repealing the state's death penalty law.

Jealous, who is also the CEO of the NAACP, says he feels the chances of Senate passage are the best they have ever been. The session begins in January.

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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