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Headlines from DPIC

The Death Penalty Information Center presents the following topics this week:

New voices: Federal judge advises Justice Department to rethink death case

Tennesee House Judiciary Committee unanimously approves study commission bill.

International: Number of executions worldwide declines ("Of all known executions that took place in 2006, 91% were carried out in six countries, China (1,010), Iran (177), Pakistan (82), Iraq (65), Sudan (65), and the United States (53)").

New resource: "The lethal injection quandry" by Deborah Denno

Tennessee issues new lethal injections protocols; court challenges and ABA objections continue

Supreme Court to review case in which Texas has defied President Bush's Order

After spending $700,000, California halts construction of new death chamber.

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