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Illinois Governor Pardons Four on Death Row

Outgoing Illinois Gov. George Ryan pardons four death-row inmates during a major speech on the death penalty Friday. Nearly three years ago, Ryan declared a moratorium on executions in the state, calling the capital punishment system flawed and broken. NPR's Cheryl Corley reports.

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